Capacity Building grant

Increase impact in your community


Capacity Building grants of $30,000.

Applications now extended and open until 20 December 2019

In the most recent funding round of the Capacity Building grant, we commenced a train-the-trainer program for Digital Mentors with over 40 Network Partners. We are now excited to trial a new approach, which expands on the train-the-trainer model of the previous funding round to incorporate delivering digital literacy support to older Australians.

The new Capacity Builder grant round has 30 places available for organisations to start their 5 month program in February 2020. Each Capacity Builder will be required to train and support 25 Digital Mentors (12 in outer regional, remote and very remote areas) and directly support 100 older Australians (50 in outer regional, remote and very remote areas) to gain digital literacy skills and confidence.

Capacity Builders are ambassadors for Good Things Foundation and the Be Connected Network. They work with Good Things Foundation to support the Be Connected program, helping them to strengthen the Network and support community organisations to meet the needs of older Australians seeking to improve their digital skills.

Training digital mentors


Over 40 organisations across Australia are providing face-to-face training for digital mentors in their communities.

Am I eligible?

In order to apply for this funding, you must:

  • Be a Be Connected Network Partner. If you're not already part of the Network, click here to join.
  • Provide an ABN number.
  • Have public liability insurance.
  • Be able to demonstrate your capacity to deliver the project you are proposing to undertake.

What do I have to do for the grant?

The ultimate aim for each Capacity Builder is to support 25 Digital Mentors (12 in outer regional, remote and very remote areas) and directly support 100 older Australians (50 in outer regional, remote and very remote areas) to gain digital literacy skills and confidence.

Every Capacity Builder is required to:

  • Select a qualified Lead Digital Mentor, with experience in training and digital literacy skills, who will train Digital Mentors. The Lead Digital Mentor must participate in compulsory face-to-face training provided by Good Things Foundation, either in Sydney or Melbourne, in early February 2020
  • The Lead Digital Mentor will deliver face-to-face training, using Good Things Foundation’s training package, to 25 Digital Mentors (12 in outer regional, remote and very remote areas)
  • Ensure Digital Mentors complete an evaluation survey, which will be made available to Good Things Foundation
  • Demonstrate the Be Connected Learning Portal and resources to trained Digital Mentors and ensure they are competent in using Be Connected resources
  • Provide ongoing mentoring to Digital Mentors trained by your organisation (minimum of 2 hours per trained digital mentor over the 5 month contract period)
  • Provide free face-to-face digital literacy support to older Australians through one-on-one and/or small group sessions
  • Provide a financial acquittal and project review at the end of the grant term
  • Participate in the Capacity Builders community of practice, and be a positive ambassador for the Be Connected program and Good Things Foundation

 

Need more information?

 See Capacity Building grant guidelines

Please note: these guidelines are subject to change.

Building capacity in communities


15 Capacity Builders across Australia are recruiting and supporting new organisations to deliver the Be Connected program.