Grants open - Monday 18 July 2022
Grants close - Saturday 18 February 2023
This round opens on 18 July closing on 18 February 2023. We will have an interim assessment with a cut off point for applications of 30 September 2022.
If you know of any organisations who might benefit from an employer grant we’d be happy to speak with them. We welcome all eligible applications and hope to have several in each of our four 26TEN Communities – Launceston Northern Suburbs, Clarence Plains, Glenorchy, Huon Valley.
These grants support employers and peak bodies to run projects to improve literacy and numeracy of Tasmanian workers (paid and volunteers). Projects can include improving all aspects of workplace communication, for example:
- improving the reading, writing and maths skills of employees so they can do their jobs better
- training employees to write work documents in plain English
- training supervisors and managers to support employees with low literacy.
Tasmanian employers, Tasmanian industry associations and peak bodies, and registered training organisations (in partnership with employers, industry associations or peak bodies) can apply.
Something new! Get ready grants
This small grant is like a stepping stone. Some organisations are interested in principle but don’t know how to get started designing a project. They likely need some support to write an application. With this funding, they can employ an Adult Literacy Skills Officer (ALSO) to work with them to assess their business needs, skill gaps, and help design a suitable project.
How to apply
We use SmartyGrants, an online grants management system. Access the grant portal here.
Select the grant you are applying for. When you start an application you will be required to log in or register.
You can apply for a grant if you are:
- an employer operating in Tasmania
- a Tasmanian industry association or peak body
- a consortium of small or micro-businesses
- a registered training organisation (in partnership with Tasmanian employers, industry associations, peak bodies).
This includes public, private and voluntary organisations. All paid, voluntary and self-employed workers are eligible for literacy support under this program.
Applicants can apply for a grant of $5 000 to $50 000 (ex. GST).
What projects will be funded?
For a project to be eligible for funding, it must provide support to employees to improve their reading, writing or maths skills (minimum 50% of the project).
A project may also include the following elements:
- digital literacy for employees with low reading, writing or maths skills
- training for staff about how to work with staff or clients with low reading, writing or maths skills
- development of resources for use within the project
- activities to improve workplace communication (including plain English)
- surveys, consultations, research to determine the literacy needs of employees.
Information for applicants
The Information for Applicants document covers all aspects of the program, including possible project activities, eligibility and selection criteria, what will and won't be funded, and reporting requirements.
Information for Applicants - 26TEN Employer Grants 2022-23.pdf
Information for Applicants - 26TEN Employer Grants 2022-23.docx
The following documents are referred to in the application form:
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Results Chain Template Employer Grants.docx
Here is a list of organisations that have been awarded grants from 2014 - 2022.
Contact Jen Dunbabin (03) 6165 6122 or Kate Boatwright (03) 6165 5515 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org