Integration projects; application for funding by inclusion companies

The Free State of Bavaria promotes the creation of permanent jobs subject to social insurance contributions for severely disabled persons or persons with equal status as well as the cooperation and joint employment of persons with and without disabilities.

Description

Inclusion enterprises offer diverse and adequate employment opportunities to severely disabled persons and persons with equal status whose participation in other employment on the general labour market encounters particular difficulties due to the nature and severity of the disability or due to other circumstances.

The aim is to create permanent jobs subject to social security contributions for severely disabled persons or persons with equal status, and for persons with and without disabilities to work together and be employed jointly. In Bavaria, inclusive enterprises are predominantly small or medium-sized enterprises from various economic sectors.

Inclusion enterprises differ from workshops for people with disabilities in that training and employment contracts are concluded with the persons concerned with all the rights and obligations arising from this under labour law, collective bargaining law and social law, and thus an employment relationship exists on the general labour market.

The Inclusion Office at the Bavarian Family and Social Affairs Centre (ZBFS) can promote the establishment, expansion, modernisation and equipment of an inclusion business, including business management advice and special expenses, from funds from the equalisation levy in accordance with Book IX of the Social Code. Funding in Bavaria is provided in accordance with the "Guideline for the funding of integration projects".

In addition, the needs of individual severely disabled employees can in principle also be taken into account within the framework of individual case-related accompanying assistance in working life. Integration grants from the employment agencies under the Third Book of the Social Code are also eligible.

Prerequisites

    The inclusive enterprise for which the benefit is requested must be

    • be a legally and economically independent enterprise, company-internal operation or department on the general labour market, and
    • employ at least 30 per cent severely disabled persons whose participation in other employment on the general labour market is likely to encounter particular difficulties due to the nature or severity of the disability or due to other circumstances, despite the exhaustion of all support options and the use of specialist integration services.

    As a rule, the proportion of severely disabled persons should not exceed 50 per cent.

    Procedure

    The application must be submitted in writing or electronically to the locally responsible Inclusion Office.

    In order to check responsibility, it is possible that the ZBFS also contacts rehabilitation agencies, for example the Employment Agency or the German Pension Insurance Fund, in the case of benefits for the special effort.

    It is also possible that other bodies outside the ZBFS, e.g. the specialist integration service, will be commissioned to prepare an opinion or an expert report.

    Deadlines

    In the case of a benefit for the construction, expansion, modernisation and equipment of an inclusive business, i.e. investment support, the application must be submitted to the Inclusion Office prior to the corresponding measure.

    Processing time

    For your planning purposes, we would like to point out that our administrative procedure for setting up an inclusive business may take some time. Please plan for this when submitting your application.

    Required documents

    • In the case of foundation, expansion, modernization (investment costs), various proofs are required. These are for example:

      • Offers, cost estimates
      • Invoices (only possible in the case of an early start of the measure)
      • Notification(s) of benefits from other cost units
      • Business plan, expansion concept, modernization concept
      • Investment and procurement plan
      • Financing plan, proof of financing
      • Business management report
      • Articles of association/ partnership agreement
      • Extract from the commercial register
      • Site plan

      For construction measures additionally

      • Building and/or room program, etc.
      • Disability certificate or equal opportunity notice

    Forms

    • Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag auf betriebswirtschaftliche Beratung
      Please note

      This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

    • Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag auf Förderung der Investitionskosten
      Please note

      This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

    • Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag auf Förderung von Personalkosten
      Please note

      This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

    Online procedures

    Fees

    • none

    Remedy

    Opposition procedure (optional); filing an opposition

    Optional opposition procedure

    Status: 13.05.2022

    Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Familie, Arbeit und Soziales

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    • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
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