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.
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.