The Building Digital Skills grants are offered by Good Things Foundation to community organisations in Australia through the Be Connected program.
The aim of the Building Digital Skills grants program is to enable organisations to support older Australians 50+ through free face-to-face contact (if safe to do so), either one-on-one or in small groups, to develop their digital skills and confidence, utilising the learning courses available on the Be Connected Learning site. A range of resources and support materials are available to help organisations to deliver this program.
The purpose of the Building Digital Skills Grants Program is to provide Be Connected Network Partners with access to Funding Assistance to assist them to deliver training and support to Older Australians to improve their digital literacy skills and confidence.
- Network Partners applying for their first Be Connected Building Digital Skills grant can only apply for a $2,500 grant in the first instance.
- Duration: The term of the grant is 12 months.
- The funding can be spent on activities that can be justified as supporting older Australians to gain basic digital skills and confidence such as:
- New devices including computers, laptops, tablets
- Upgrading software for devices
- Internet fees
- Digital mentor expenses, including training to be a digital mentor
- Printing of learning materials for older Australian learners
- Police checks for all staff and mentors involved in delivering the Be Connected project
- Marketing/promotional costs
- Organisations who would like to apply for a Building Digital Skills grant must:
- Be a registered Network Partner within the Be Connected Network
- Provide an ABN number (if applying for a $5,000 grant or greater)
- Have public liability insurance
- Have acquitted previous grant/s awarded by Good Things Foundation
- Funding cannot be used for capital works (building or construction materials)
For more information, visit https://www.beconnectednetwork.org.au/grant-program/building-digital-skills-grants