Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

5 February 2019

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

26TEN grants bring communities together to build adult literacy and numeracy skills

The Hodgman Liberal Government continues to support 26TEN communities around Tasmania as we collectively take action on adult literacy and numeracy.

In 2019, three local government areas have been successful in gaining a 26TEN Communities Grant to boost adult literacy and numeracy skills in their regions.

The communities to receive 26TEN grants this year are Devonport, Glenorchy and Break O’Day.

Their efforts will build on the positive impact of previous grant recipients, where survey results show that people in these communities are more likely to understand adult literacy, are better able to help and more likely know where to go for help.

A special welcome to Devonport, as a new 26TEN Community. Led by the Devonport City Council through their Live and Learn group, I look forward to the good work that will be done in the local area.

Congratulations also to Glenorchy and Break O’Day, with their respective projects having been successful for the second time.

26TEN communities are for people who know that adult literacy and numeracy is everyone’s business and that everyone can help. They know that better literacy and numeracy means a better Tasmania for all.

26TEN Employer Grants are also available, and applications close 22 February 2019. More information at www.26ten.tas.gov.au.

More Media Releases from Jeremy Rockliff

More Media Releases from the Minister for Education and Training