Building Digital Skills grant

Funding for your digital literacy program

Round 29 open 31 January - 25 February 2022


Apply for a grant to start up or expand your digital skills program.

Available in $2,500; $5,000; $10,000; and $20,000 contract sizes

The Building Digital Skills grant has changed, read the grant guidelines to find out out more.

Building Digital Skills grants help organisations to start up and continue delivering their Be Connected digital literacy programs.

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.


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There are two types of Building Digital Skills grants - standard and specialist contracts. Not every community is the same, and some have additional challenges for community organisations to reach and support to improve their digital skills.

Our specialist grant contracts have a reduced number of Older Australians to support in recognition of this. These contracts are available to organisations who support people that are:

  • Supported in remote and outer regional areas
  • Older Australians with disabilities
  • Older Indigenous Australians
  • Older Australians from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities.

There are specific eligibility criteria you must meet for the specialist contracts. Read the grant guidelines to find out more.

Building Digital Skills Grant 2021/22 Timetable 

Round 28

Activity

Date

Application period

1 November to 26 November 2021 at 23:55 (AEDT)

Notification of results

10 December 2021

Payments released*

13 December 2021

Delivery start & finish date

1 January - 31 December 2022

 

Round 29

Activity

Date

Application period

31 January to 25 February 2022 at 23:55 (AEDT)

Notification of results

11 March 2022

Payments released*

21 March 2022

Delivery start & finish date

1 April 2022 - 31 March 2023



Round 30

Activity

Date

Application period

28 February to 25 March 2022 at 23:55 (AEDT)

Notification of results

8 April 2022

Payments released*

19 April 2022

Delivery start & finish date

1 May 2022 - 30 April 2023

 

Round 31

Activity

Date

Application period

28 March to 29 April 2022 at 23:55 (AEST)

Notification of results

13 May 2022

Payments released*

16 May 2022

Delivery start & finish date

1 June 2022 - 31 May 2023



Round 32

Activity

Date

Application period

2 May to 27 May 2022 at 23:55 (AEST)

Notification of results

10 June 2022

Payments released*

20 June 2022

Delivery start & finish date

1 July 2022 - 30 June 2023

Upgrading resources to expand your program


“Without the grant funding we would not be able to afford the supplies to push our students to want to try and learn new things.”

Susan, Digital Mentor at Elermore Glen Retirement Village.