Mission of our Fund
The State Fund for Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons accumulates and distributes funds for vocational and social rehabilitation and employment of people with disabilities. Our fund is a financing tool of the Polish professional and social rehabilitation system for disabled people. PFRON’s role is therefore all about redistribution of collected funds and allocating them for tasks described in the act on rehabilitation.
Modus operandi of our Fund
PFRON’s financing mechanisms are based mainly on contributions made by employers who fail to hire the required number of disabled employees. Funds allocated for PFRON’s projects come from obligatory monthly contributions made by employers who hire at least 25 full-time employees (considering their working hours) yet the percentage of disabled people among their staff is lower than 6%. Our Fund’s beneficiaries include employers, individuals and non-governmental organizations and foundations. The largest part of funds is granted by PFRON directly to employers as remuneration funding. PFRON’s funds are also granted to disabled individuals, non-governmental organizations supporting disabled people and specialized entities such as occupational therapy workshops or social economy undertakings such as vocational development centers. A part of funds which goes mainly to disabled individuals is distributed through district self-governments. Units subordinate to them collect applications for funding and, after considering them, transfer the respective funds.