The Open Door Programme (ODP) Grant is a government funded initiative by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and the Workforce Singapore (WSG). It is supported as part of WSG’s Adapt and Grow initiative and administered by SG Enable.
The programme aims to encourage employers to hire, train and integrate persons with disabilities.
ODP-registered employers can apply for grants and employment support services such as:
- Job Redesign Grant to support redesigning of jobs such as purchases of equipment and workplace modification
- Training Grant for skills-upgrading of persons with disabilities, and training of employees with no disabilities
- Recruitment, job placement and job support services
For more information, please refer to the ODP Infokit for Employers here.
Other schemes, such as the Special Employment Credit, also help to provide financial support to employers.
This grant helps employers to recruit and retain persons with disabilities by supporting up to 90% of the job redesign costs, capped at $20,000 per employee with disability, whichever is lower. It can be used to defray the cost for the following job redesign initiatives:
- Purchase of equipment
- Workplace modifications
- Redesigning of job scopes or processes
- Consultancy Services
To apply for the Job Redesign Grant, employers are to complete the Job Redesign Application Form here and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. An officer will contact you for further follow-up.
Employers are encouraged to support their employees with disabilities to upgrade their skills through training.
a. Training Course Fee
Employers can receive funding of up to 90% of the course fee when they send their employees with disabilities for training programmes supported by SG Enable.
b. Course Fee for co-workers
Employers can receive funding of up to 90% funding when they send their employees without disabilities to attend workshops/courses to build confidence in working with colleagues with disabilities.
From 1 July 2020, the Training Grant will be enhanced to provide greater training support for persons with disabilities. Please refer to WSG’s website for more information.
Employers who register on the ODP Job Portal, will receive recruitment assistance from SG Enable and its appointed partners. For every person with disabilities placed by them, up to 1 year of job support will be provided.
Employers that hire Singaporean persons with disabilities earning up to $4,000 a month can receive a Special Employment Credit (SEC) of up to 16% of the employee’s monthly wages.
Visit SEC website for more details.
This scheme expires on 31 December 2020 and will be replaced by the new Enabling Employment Credit. More details can be found here.
This programme is to support inclusive businesses through direct allocation of HDB shop spaces, where at least 20% of hired workforce are persons with disabilities. In addition, SMEs will enjoy a 20% rental discount for their first three years of tenancy.
Interested businesses are to complete the Inclusive Business Programme Application Form and email to email@example.com.
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Upon login, select “For Employer” in the side bar and click on “Register Here” to register as a new employer.
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