Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Ceisteanna (473)

Colm Brophy

Ceist:

473. Deputy Colm Brophy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of applications received over the past five years and the number of grants awarded for the workplace adaptation grant; and the amount of funding given to the grant in the same period by county in tabular form. [40895/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The aim of the Workplace Equipment/Adaptation Grant (WEAG) is to increase the job opportunities for people with a disability by supporting additional costs related to the disability, which are incurred by:

- private sector employers employing or retaining an employee with a disability;

- self-employed people with a disability.

It is important to note that the WEAG is a demand-led scheme and that is funding is provided by the Department in response to the number of applications received.

As WEAG is applied for through local INTREO Services around the country it is not possible to give the actual number of applications received, however the following table shows expenditure for all successful applications.

Table 1: Number of grants and expenditure by county for the last 5 years.

Year

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019 (Oct)

County

No

Amount

No.

Amount

No.

Amount

No.

Amount

No.

Amount

Carlow

1

€850.00

0

0

2

€5,432.39

0

Cavan

2

€668.00

0

2

€7,065.00

1

€4,890.00

0

Clare

1

€400.00

1

€269.72

1

€392.09

3

€2,785.92

1

€752.89

Cork

6

€10,770.04

2

€3,066.95

6

€4,952.93

3

€2,165.89

5

€9,272.27

Donegal

1

€589.00

1

€416.00

2

€3,356.00

1

€540.00

1

€955.00

Dublin

8

€23,054.98

9

€19,178.77

9

€25,396.82

17

€38,859.35

6

€18,307.48

Galway

1

€914.50

2

€892.68

2

€1,607.74

1

€289.00

1

€3,340.00

Kerry

0

0

0

5

€16,881.27

0

Kildare

1

€1,965.00

0

0

0

2

€5,250.80

Kilkenny

0

1

€6,348.70

1

€5,880.00

0

1

€505.96

Laois

2

€1,599.00

0

0

0

0

Leitrim

0

2

€854.74

0

0

0

Limerick

0

2

€4,564.31

1

€1,170.00

0

2

€1,877.09

Longford

0

0

0

0

1

€3,610.00

Louth

1

€2,130.00

1

€2,375.00

1

€557.38

0

0

Mayo

2

€389.42

0

1

€69.33

0

0

Meath

1

€2,240.00

2

€3,470.92

1

€6,350.00

0

1

€2,113.59

Monaghan

2

€3,143.00

2

€2,650.00

1

€395.00

0

0

Offaly

1

€535.00

1

€2,182.00

0

1

€1,336.00

Roscommon

3

€1,545.48

3

€3,048.77

2

€1,148.00

1

€825.00

0

Sligo

0

3

€1,439.00

3

€10,807.27

1

€84.00

0

Tipperary

0

0

2

€16,435.88

0

0

Waterford

0

0

0

0

0

Westmeath

1

€6,350.00

3

€563.45

1

€535.00

1

€6,100.00

0

Wexford

1

€965.00

0

2

€2,963.46

5

€18,825.97

2

€3,560.00

Wicklow

0

1

€2,719.65

1

€631.20

3

€2,344.00

0

Total

35

€58,108.42

36

€54,040.66

39

€89,713.10

44

€100,022.79

24

€50,881.08

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.