Building Digital Skills grant

Funding for your digital literacy program

Round 34 open 27 June - 22 July 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. A range of resources and support materials are available to help organisations to deliver this program.

Building Digital Skills grants are offered by Good Things Foundation to community organisations in Australia through the Be Connected program. Read the grant guidelines carefully before applying for eligibility requirements, timelines and and questions you need to answer in your application.


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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 33

Activity

Date

Application period

30 May to 24 June 2022 at 23:55 (AEST)

Notification of results

11 July 2022

Payments released*

18 July 2022

Delivery start & finish date

1 August 2022 - 31 July 2023

 

Round 34

Activity

Date

Application period

27 June to 22 July 2022 at 23:55 (AEST)

Notification of results

8 August 2022

Payments released*

15 August 2022

Delivery start & finish date

1 September 2022 - 31 August 2023

 

Round 35

Activity

Date

Application period

25 July to 19 August 2022 at 23:55 (AEST)

Notification of results

5 September 2022

Payments released*

12 September 2022

Delivery start & finish date

1 October 2022 - 30 September 2023

 

Round 36

Activity

Date

Application period

22 August to 16 September 2022 at 23:55 (AEST)

Notification of results

4 October 2022

Payments released*

10 October 2022

Delivery start & finish date

1 November 2022 - 31 October 2023

 

Round 37

Activity

Date

Application period

19 September to 14 October 2022 at 23:55 (AEDT)

Notification of results

4 November 2022

Payments released*

14 November 2022

Delivery start & finish date

1 December 2022 - 30 November 2023

 

Round 38

Activity

Date

Application period

17 October to 11 November 2022 at 23:55 (AEDT)

Notification of results

28 November 2022

Payments released*

5 December 2022

Delivery start & finish date

1 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

 

Round 38

Activity

Date

Application period

14 November to 16 December 2022 at 23:55 (AEDT)

Notification of results

14 January 2023

Payments released*

24 January 2023

Delivery start & finish date

1 February 2023 - 31 January 2024

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

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