Grants

26TEN Grants 

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.

Grants for Employers


2016-2017 grant round: opening 19 September 2016 and closing 10 March 2017
 

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The 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:

 

  • 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.

 

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 between $5,000 to $50,000 (including GST).

Projects run for about 12 months. 

What projects will be funded?

Eligible activities include:
  • general literacy skills development (in the form of individual or group support)
  • training with integrated literacy support
  • digital literacy for low skilled workers, with low literacy and numeracy
  • training for staff about how 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).

More information

The 2016-2017 Information for Grant Applicants - for Employers covers all aspects of the program, including possible project activities, eligibility and selection criteria, what will and won't be funded, and reporting requirements. 

Read about some projects to get an idea of what is possible. 

How to apply

Please apply online: 26ten.smartygrants.com.au

Contact

Contact Jen Dunbabin (03) 6165 6064 or email us at email@26ten.tas.gov.au

Program History

Information about previous grants rounds by year.
2015-2016​​
2014-2015


Grants to build 26TEN communities


2016-2017 grant round: opening 19 September 2016 and closing 8 February 2017

About the grants

Grants to build 26TEN communities fund people work together in a coordinated way to lift literacy and numeracy.

The goal is to build 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.

Our publication Becoming a 26TEN Community is a useful guide to the steps a community needs to take. All applicants need to read it. Part 2 of the 26TEN Communities Guide is full of useful tools in building a community.

Who can apply?

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. The community group that submits the application must be a legal entity.

Applicants can apply for a grant of between $5,000 to $50,000 (including GST).
 
Projects run for about 12 months.

Read about some other 26TEN Communities.

 

More information

The 2016-2017 Information for Grant Applicants - 26TEN Communities describes the program, including possible project activities, eligibility and selection criteria, what will and won't be funded, and reporting requirements. 

How to apply

Please apply online: 26ten.smartygrants.com.au

Contact

Contact Jen Dunbabin (03) 6165 6064 or email us at email@26ten.tas.gov.au