Good Things Foundation is delighted to be leading the Be Connected Grants program as part of the Be Connected program funded by the Department of Social Services. The Be Connected program (also referred to as Digital Literacy for Older Australians - DLOA) aims to support people over the age of 50 who do not engage with digital technology to thrive in a digital world and it includes a $20m grant program which will run until June 2020. Good Things Foundation is inviting all Partners in the Be Connected network to apply for an activation grant.
All Network Partners who join the network before December 2019 will have the opportunity to apply for a one-time $1,500 grant to support 15 or 30 older people dependent where you are located to develop their digital skills and confidence over a maximum 10 months. Delivery will be measured by registration on the new Be Connected website to capture all learner data.
We do appreciate that it’s more difficult to engage with and support individuals in outer regional, remote and very remote areas. Therefore, for these organisations we are halving the activation grant target - you will be required to support 15 older people for $1,500.
Please use the Doctor Connect website here to enter your organisations location, if your location is categorised in one of the following, you can apply for a grant to support 15 people:
• Outer regional
• Very remote
If your organisation is categorised as being located in Major Cities or Regional, you can only apply for a grant to support 30 people. If you select the wrong category and are successful, we will amend your contract to the correct region and you will be notified via your notification email.