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

One way we help is to provide grants for:

  • employers to build skills in literacy, numeracy, and communication in their workforce
  • communities to work together to build skills and clear communication.
Our 2016-2017 grant rounds are closed. The 2017-2018 grant round (both employer and community) will open mid-September 2017.

Grants for Employers


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

  • improve the reading, writing and maths skills of employees so they can do their jobs better
  • re-write work documents in plain English
  • make sure there is appropriate signage
  • train supervisors and managers to support workers to build the literacy and numeracy skills they need to do their job.

Employers operating in Tasmania, Tasmanian industry associations and peak bodies, and registered training organisations (in partnership with Tasmanian employers, industry associations, peak bodies) can apply.

More detailed information is available here.

Grants to build 26TEN communities

These grants fund people to work together in a coordinated way to lift literacy and numeracy.

The goal is to build a community where:

literacy and numeracy 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 literacy and numeracy
information is presented in ways that community members can readily understand.

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

More detailed information is available here.


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

If you have decided to apply for a grant please contact us. Early consultation usually avoids later disappointment.