New grants to boost workplace safety

Fresh ideas to reduce workplace harm and improve outcomes for injured workers are being funded through a new WorkSafe grants program.
News article published

Wednesday 07 Jul 2021

The WorkSafe grants support initiatives that deliver outstanding workplace safety and education projects in Victoria.

A round of grants valued at up to $2 million is today open for applications.

Applicants must be a community group or local organisation, an employer, or employer or employee representative group and have an ABN.

Grants will be awarded across three tiers of funding - up to $50,000, $50,000-$500,000 and more than $500,000.

WorkSafe Executive Director, External Affairs Sam Jenkin said WorkSafe's grants focus on nurturing safety and recovery support innovation in the workplace.

"Innovative programs can make a lasting difference to the lives of many Victorian workers and their families and play a lead role in improving safety in many workplaces," Mr Jenkin said.

"That is why we are delighted that organisations can now seek the resources to turn their ground breaking safety and recovery ideas into sustainable workplace improvements."

Grant applications can be submitted online until Wednesday, 18 August and further information on how to apply for a grant can be found at www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/worksafe-grants-program