26TEN helps businesses, community groups, government, educators, and individuals to work together so all adults have the skills they need for life.

Grants for Employers

The 2020-21 employer grant round opens Monday 7 September 2020 and closes 5pm Friday 26 February 2021.

These grants support employers and peak bodies to run projects to improve literacy and numeracy of Tasmanian workers (paid and voluntary). Projects can include improving all aspects of workplace communication, for example:

  • improve the reading, writing and maths skills of employees so they can do their jobs better
  • train employees to write work documents in plain English
  • train 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.

More information is available here, including how to apply.

Grants to build 26TEN Communities

The 2019-20 grants opened on 21 October 2019 and closed on 22 November 2019.

We are making some changes to the 26TEN Communities program.  More information will be available towards the end of the year. 

These grants fund people to work together in a coordinated way to build reading, writing and maths skills.

The goal is to build a community where:

  • everyone knows about 26TEN
  • reading, writing and maths are talked about openly and seen as valuable skills that can be learned or improved
  • people can easily tap into programs and services to help them improve their skills
  • information is presented in ways that community members can readily understand. 

startingpoint.JPGAny Tasmanian community, geographic or connected in other ways, with a strong, large network that has a passion for building the skills of their community is eligible to apply. Our publication Becoming a 26TEN Community is a useful guide.

More information is available here, including how to apply.

For Advice

Contact Jen Dunbabin (03) 6165 6122 or Kate Boatwright (03) 6165 5515 or email us at  

We strongly recommend you speak with us before beginning an application. Early consultation may avoid later disappointment.