The Break O’Day Council has received a $50,000 government grant to establish a 26TEN Community to improve adult literacy and numeracy.
Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff visited Break O’Day on Wednesday.
“This is a significant step taken by the council and community, and I commend them for their commitment to engaging the whole community in learning,” Mr Rockliff said.
“As a government we share in this commitment, investing an additional $85,000 a year in 26TEN and expanding its network with a new 10-year growth plan, which we launched last year.”
Previous grant recipients include Circular Head, Burnie, Derwent Valley and Huon Valley.
“A 26TEN Community is one where literacy and numeracy are talked about openly and seen as valuable skills that can be learned or improved,” Mr Rockliff said.
26TEN grants of between $5000 and $50,000 are available to assist communities, and a new funding round will be accessible in 2016-17.
For more informationan about 26TEN, visit www.26ten.tas.gov.au