26TEN Grants for Employers

The 2015-2016 funding round for employers opened on Monday 14 September 2015 and closed Friday 11 March 2016. The 2016-2017 round will open in early September.

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The Program supports employers and peak bodies to increase the literacy and numeracy skills of Tasmanian ​​​workers (paid and voluntary). It can also support organisations to improve the literacy friendliness of their workplaces by, ensuring that, for example:
  • work documents are written in plain English
  • there are plenty of signs
  • supervisors and managers are trained to support workers to develop the literacy and numeracy skills they need to do their job well.

Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

This grant is open to:
  • employers operating in Tasmania
  • Tasmanian industry associations and peak bodies
  • registered training organisations (in partnership with Tasmanian employers, industry associations, peak bodies).
This includes public, private and voluntary organisations.

Applicants can apply for a grant of up to $50,000 (including GST).

Generally, projects will run for 12 months or less.

What projects will be funded?

Eligible activities include:
  • skills development activities, with integrated literacy support
  • general literacy skills development (in the form of individual or group support)
  • skills development for staff to equip them to work with low literacy staff or clients
  • surveys, consultations, research or other activities to determine the literacy needs of employees within your business/organisation/industry
  • resource development to support literacy skills development of the target employees
  • activities to make work documents easy to read (eg written in plain English).

Application information and form

Application information for employers [Word 1MB]


Two reports are required during the course of a project: mid-project and end-of-project.


Payments are usually made in two or three instalments (depending on the size of  the grant), on receipt of tax complying invoices made out to LINC Tasmania.

The first payment is made at the beginning of the project and the final payment is tied to the receipt and acceptance of the final report. There may be a payment made on submission of a satisfactory mid-project report.


Contact Jen Dunbabin, 26TEN Team, on (03) 6165 6064 or email us here.

Program History

Information about previous grants rounds by year.

26TEN Communities Grants

This grant round opened on Monday 9 November and closed 5 pm Wednesday 16 December 2015.

About the grants

26TEN Communities are places where people work together in a coordinated way to lift literacy and numeracy.

They are communities 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.

Applicants can apply for a grant ranging from $5,000 - $50,000 (including GST).

Generally, projects will run for 12 months or less.

Who can apply?

Any Tasmanian community with a passion for building the literacy and numeracy skills of their community, and a strong, large network that could significantly increase support for 26TEN and spread its messages widely through their community. As well as geographical, communities could centre around a large peak body or organisation that represent a community. The community group that submits the application must be a legal entity.

Read about some other 26TEN Communities.

How to apply

You can download the information for applicants here

For the application form please contact Jennifer Dunbabin on (03) 6165 6064 or at 

Jennifer can also answer any questions you may have and discuss your grant proposal.