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Injury prevention grants are coming


Released 27/09/18

We want to partner with you to create safer workplaces.

How injury prevention grants will work

These grants provide funding to help solve workplace health and safety problems that affect multiple businesses in an industry or supply chain.

We’ll then partner with you to help carry out projects and share the benefits with other businesses. The idea is to create changes that lead to workplace health and safety improvements for many businesses.

We plan to start accepting applications in early 2019. Applicants will be able to apply for between $50,000 and $500,000 depending on how much they need to carry out their project.

How to apply for an injury prevention grant

Businesses, groups of businesses, workers’ unions, industry associations or research institutes will be able to apply.

Applicants will need to work together with other partners in their industry or supply chain to show that they will create benefits for multiple businesses. 

All applicants must also contribute a minimum of 20% of the total cost of their project, either in cash and/or in kind (such as by providing materials, equipment or services). 

There will be three funding streams to choose from:

  • innovation – eg engineering equipment to reduce the risk of back injury for workers in the transport industry
  • research – eg understanding how to develop injury prevention resources for workers with low literacy
  • capability development – eg designing programmes to coach workers to increase their risk management skills.

We'll give more information on how to apply soon.

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