WorkSafe Victoria has announced a $2 million round of grants for workplace safety and education projects to encourage further initiatives to protect workers. WorkSafe executive director external affairs Sam Jenkin said the grants will help improve workplace safety. “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,” Jenkin said. The grants will be provided through three tiers of funding, which include up to $50,000, $50,000 to $500,000 and more than $500,000. According to WorkSafe Victoria, applicants are required to be a community group or local organisation, an employer, or employer or employee representative group and have an Australian business number (ABN). The applications can be submitted until August 18 through WorkSafe Victoria’s online grants management platform. The priorities of WorkSafe Victoria’s grants are to reduce workplace harm, increase knowledge and confidence, and enhance community value. Its areas of focus includes workplaces where the most injuries are predicted, the highest cause of fatalities, supporting the mental health of workers, and strengthening oversight of occupational illness and disease.