The Be Connected initiative aims to support people over the age of 50 who do not engage with digital technology to thrive in a digital world. The program operates across Australia and will enable and empower older people through local one-to-one and small group support from digital mentors, underpinned by relevant and well-designed online learning materials.
The program will be supporting local organisations to help older Australians improve their digital literacy, and to support this work a range of small grants will be available to Network Partners between October 2017 - June 2020.
Good Things Foundation is inviting all Partners of 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 30 older people to develop their digital skills and confidence over a maximum of a 10 month period.
Network Partners delivering support in areas classified as outer regional, remote or outer remote will have the option to apply for a grant with a smaller target of supporting 15 older Australians to develop their digital skills. You can check the classification of your organisation here.
Additional digital literacy grants will also be available as the program develops. These will be outcomes-focused grants, and more details will be available at the end of 2017.