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Healthier, Safer and Productive Workplaces Grant Program 2019–20

Applications for the Grant program have now closed.
Applicants are currently being assessed with outcomes to be announced in the new year.

WorkSafe Tasmania on behalf of the WorkCover Tasmania Board is pleased to announce a grant program to support innovation, research, and education and training that will improve work health and safety, culture and injury management for workers and employers in Tasmania.

The Grant Program is now open to workplaces, researchers and other eligible individuals and organisations who wisA to make a difference to work health and safety, culture and injury management for Tasmanian workers and employers. This could be by conducting leading-edge research, developing innovative engineering solutions, or preparing/delivering training programs.


Applicants may apply for grant funding in one or more of the following categories:

  • Innovation: To change and improve a specific work health and safety environment, resulting in lower occurrence of work related injuries, illness and diseases resulting in a positive outcome within a workplace.
  • Research: To identify and develop a stronger understanding and further knowledge in areas of strategic focus that supports evidence based decision making, supports the translation of research insights that help shape practice and improves workplace health and safety performance.
  • Education and Training: To develop education and training to assist workers and employers in identifying, improving and promoting work health safety and wellbeing, including injury management, and preventing health hazards in the workplace.

Funding levels

The Grant Program has two funding levels:

  • Minor grants: funding up to $10,000
  • Major grants: funding up to $50,000.


The Grant Program targets eligible organisations to develop initiatives that promote and help improve workplaces and work practices that are focused on work health and safety and workers compensation to injured workers and employers.

Eligible organisations include not for profit organisations, individuals, industry bodies, private businesses, community organisations and educational institutions holding an ABN.

Research proposals from teams that include PhD students or early career researchers will be viewed favourably as this will support the development of a workforce of researchers in the area of health and safety, wellbeing and workers compensation.

Updated: 17th December 2019