Digital Devices grants are one-off $5,000 grants to fund community organisations in the Be Connected Network to loan devices and data to socially isolated or disadvantaged learners over 50. This grant is offered by Good Things Foundation Australia through the Be Connected program.
This round of the Digital Devices Grant is for organisations in NSW and QLD who support flood impacted communities. We know many people in these communities lost everything. Getting online is critical in helping people to recover, rebuild and reconnect. As trusted organisations in the community, you will use this grant funding to purchase devices with data and loan them for free to older people who need them most. You will also support the people you have lent devices to be able to safely and confidently use them. We have a number of resources including sample device loan agreements and how to guides to support you to do this.
To be eligible for this grant, your community organisation must be a registered member of the Be Connected Network, located in NSW or QLD, and supporting flood affected communities.
Read our grant guidelines carefully before you apply for more information about eligibility for this grant, what you need to do, and the questions you need to answer in your application.
With the introduction of social distancing laws, Tricia Pye and her digital mentors from The Tec Exec, have found new ways to provide support to Australian’s over 50 through Zoom with 28 participants on their first digital session.
Tricia says “As virtual training specialists, it was a natural transition for us to move to online learning. Our first session on Zoom was was an amazing experience, especially when I saw their initial reaction to joining an online meeting for the first time. They later told me joining an online meeting added to their independence and it was now something they wanted to do and share with their friends and families."