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Capacity Building grant

Increase impact in your community


Capacity Building grants of $50,000 available.

Applications open 1 April - 3 May 2019.

The Capacity Building program has been remodeled to a “train the trainer” model, and Good Things Foundation is inviting large-scale community organisations who have the ability to provide face-to-face training to organisations within their community/network/organisation to apply.

The ultimate aim for each Capacity Builder is to engage a trainer to train and mentor up to 100 Digital Mentors in a 12 month contract period (50 in outer regional, remote or very remote locations), using materials provided by Good Things Foundation to support older Australians to gain basic digital 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.

Our current Capacity Builders


Over 30 organisations across Australia are already building capacity in their community by recruiting and supporting new smaller organisations to deliver the Be Connected program.

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 engage a trainer (Lead Digital Mentor) to train and mentor up to 100 Digital Mentors in a 12 month contract period (50 in outer regional, remote or very remote locations), using materials provided by Good Things Foundation to support older Australians to gain basic digital 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
  • Deliver face-to-face training session using Good Things Foundation’s training package to 100 Digital Mentors (50 in outer regional, remote or 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 12 month contract period)
  • Provide quarterly written reports on progress against delivery plan and outcomes trained digital mentors have achieved
  • 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.