Ability not DisAbility

Unlocking Inclusive Talent for Business

Free financial support for Devon businesses

We pay 3 months’ salary (National Living Wage) for any new employee who declares a disability

Collage of people in work situations The “Ability not Disability” project has been designed in response to businesses’ request for help with recruitment in post-Covid times.

It is recognised that there are far more vacancies than job seekers in the county so now is the time to recognise the talent that may not have been recognised previously.

How we can support your business:

  • We will provide a grant to cover 3 months paid work and training (National Living Wage) for any new employment opportunities given to a disabled individual
  • Training (disability awareness, digital inclusion and employability) provided to business and individual prior to placement
  • Continued support and upskilling in digital knowledge and ability
  • Support to achieve the Disability Confident national award to enhance your business reputation as an inclusive employer
  • A working pattern and wrap-around support to suit both the business and employee’s needs

For more information, email abilitynotdisability@learndevon.co.uk


The project is run by Learn Devon, the County Council’s adult education service, and it is one of 13 projects in the county to receive a share of UK Community Renewal Funding. The Job Guarantee Scheme is the grant available to businesses throughout Devon who want to take on an employee whose training and salary costs will be covered by the scheme for three months at National Living Wage.