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Capacity Builders program

An innovative community approach

We’re supporting organisations across the country to build the Be Connected Network and develop new approaches to support older Australians to get online. We are currently funding 25 organisations to participate in this program as Capacity Builders.

Capacity Builders are ambassadors of the Be Connected Network and are delivering innovative outreach projects to build the Network and engage Australians over 50 to learn digital skills. Each Capacity Builder has a unique approach to engage their community with the support of Good Things Foundation.

While they are a diverse group of organisations, ranging from State Libraries to local Men's Sheds and National Service Providers, they are all connected by their commitment and passion for digital inclusion.

Our Capacity Builders

Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association (ASCCA) is the national peak body representing affiliated Clubs in the encouragement and support of teaching older Australians to become computer literate.

Bloomhill aims to support people diagnosed with cancer to understand the challenges that lie ahead through diagnosis, survivorship or the palliative journey.

Bowls Australia is the governing body for the sport of Bowls in Australia, responsible for the leadership, development and management of lawn bowls in Australia.

Bundaberg Regional Libraries is the main public library service provided to the people of the Bundaberg Region, by the Bundaberg Regional Council.

Carers Victoria is the statewide voice for family carers representing and providing support to carers in Victoria.

Chorus supports seniors, those living with disability or in mental health recovery. Chorus staff and volunteers work alongside people so they can live the life they choose.

COTA Tasmania has been advocating for older Tasmanians for over 60 years. They are committed to protecting the rights of the senior community.

Esperance Public Library is a stimulating community resource offering a range of recreation, information and lifestyle print and digital resources.

Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW (ECCNSW) is the peak body for all culturally and linguistically diverse communities in New South Wales.

The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria Inc. (ECCV) is the peak body for ethnic and multicultural organisations in Victoria.

Home Care Heroes is on a mission to reduce social isolation and build inclusive communities in Australia.

Langwarrin Men's Shed is a place for men to go to have a cuppa, do a bit of woodwork, or just enjoy a chat with mates.

Leep enables people to use technology in an increasingly digital world, ensuring everyone can imagine tomorrow together.

Leopold Community Learning Centre aims to foster inclusivity, promote life-long learning and provides activities in response to the needs of the local community.

Lively is a non-profit organisation that employs young job seekers to engage with older Australians and teach them digital literacy skills.

Macquarie Community College assists individuals in realising their potential and motivates them to never stop learning.

National Seniors Australia (NSA) is a not-for-profit, independent organisation focused on empowering older Australians and fostering change to improve outcomes and opportunities for them.

The NSW Spanish and Latin American Association for Social Assistance (NSW SLASA) is a community organisation representing Spanish and Latin American communities in NSW.

Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre's (PBNC) vision is to maintain and support a community that is strong, inclusive and connected on the Tweed Coast.

State Library of Queensland is the leading reference and research library in Queensland, inspiring possibilities through knowledge, stories and creativity.

Sugarvalley Neighbourhood Centre provides a safe, supportive environment offering services, opportunities and resources to their community.

The Smith Family is the largest Australian children’s education charity helping disadvantaged young Australians to succeed at school, so they can create better futures for themselves.

Workways Australia Ltd is a not for profit organisation that has successfully delivered employment, youth and community services for nearly 30 years.

YourLink's vision is to improve the quality of life for senior Australians by providing a safe and easy way to stay connected with family, friends and local community.