Building Digital Skills grant

Funding for your digital literacy program

Round 41 open 6 February - 3 March 2023.


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

Building Digital Skills grants help organisations to deliver free Be Connected digital literacy programs to older Australians in their community.

Building Digital Skills grants enable organisations to support older Australians 50+ through free digital mentoring sessions. These support sessions can be provided either one-on-one or in small groups. Grant funding can be used to pay for staff and volunteer expenses, program marketing, technology and internet, room hire, catering and transport. A range of resources and support materials are available to help organisations to deliver this program, including the the learning courses available on the Be Connected Learning site.

By providing the Be Connected program for free using this grant, recipients will help people to develop their digital skills and confidence.

Building Digital Skills grants are offered by Good Things Foundation to community organisations in Australia through the Be Connected program. Please read our guidelines and T&C's carefully before applying for this grant funding.


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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 2022/23 Timetable 

Building Digital Skills Grant 2022/23 Timetable 

Round 40

Activity

Date

Application period

9 January to 3 February 2023 at 23:55 (AEDT)

Notification of results

10 February 2023

Payments released*

13 February 2023

Delivery start & finish date

1 March 2023 - 28 February 2024

Round 41

Activity

Date

Application period

6 February to 3 March 2023 at 23:55 (AEDT)

Notification of results

17 March 2023

Payments released*

20 March 2023

Delivery start & finish date

1 April 2023 - 31 March 2024

Round 42

Activity

Date

Application period

6 March to 31 March 2023 at 23:55 (AEDT)

Notification of results

14 April 2023

Payments released*

17 April 2023

Delivery start & finish date

1 May 2023 - 30 April 2024

Round 43

Activity

Date

Application period

3 April to 28 April 2023 at 23:55 (AEST)

Notification of results

12 May 2023

Payments released*

15 May 2023

Delivery start & finish date

1 June 2023 - 31 May 2024



*Payments will take around 3 working days to reach the nominated bank account.

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.

More grants

Grants of $50,000 to support the delivery of the Be Connected program in your community or networks

Applications open 3 July 2023. $1,000 grants to host an event during Get Online Week (16-22 October 2023).