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Capacity Building grant

An innovative community approach

Capacity building grants of $50,000 available.

Application dates announced soon.

We’re supporting large-scale community 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. Click here to learn more about their projects.

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.

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.

Unique environment to learn digital

Bloomhill Cancer Care are using their funding to host digital skills training sessions in 10 of their op shops located throughout the Sunshine Coast.

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.
  • have the ability to support smaller organisations or a network of organisations to deliver the Be Connected program
  • have the capacity to develop and implement innovative models for digital inclusion practice in their service type, community or state
  • be supporting specific digitally excluded people or communities, such as people who are unemployed, people with a disability or long-term health conditions
  • provide an ABN number

What do I have to do for the grant?

Capacity Builders support the development of digital inclusion practice across the country, working with us to understand what works in engaging and supporting older Australians in the Be Connected program.

The aim for each Capacity Builder is to support up to 500 older Australians in the 12 month period (250 in outer regional, remote or very remote locations) to register on the Be Connected Learning Portal through their project delivery model.

Every Capacity Builder is required to:

  • Submit a clear delivery plan to identify the work you are going to do, quarterly milestones, and how you are going to adjust the plan based on feedback.
  • Provide an itemised forecast budget at time of application.
  • Provide quarterly written reports on progress against delivery plan.
  • Complete surveys and/or participate in program feedback initiatives.
  • Regularly review learner data that is available on the Be Connected website or provided by Good Things Foundation to monitor progress against project milestones.
  • Provide a financial acquittal and project review at the end of the grant term.

Need more information?

 See Capacity Building grant guidelines

Please note: these guidelines are subject to change.