Get Online Week Event grants are one-off $1,000 grants available to all Be Connected Network Partners to host a face-to-face or online event during Get Online Week (18 - 24 October 2021) to promote your organisation and reach new people in your community.
Get Online Week is an international digital inclusion campaign organised by Good Things Foundation. Last year, over 700 community organisations around Australia held a Get Online Week event, helping people with limited digital skills get more out of life online.
This year's campaign will take place from 18 - 24 October 2021, and all Get Online Week Event grant holders will engage their communities and spread the message that now’s the time to get online.
Attracting community members to attend your event.
In 2019, the Seniors Recreation Council of Western Australia put their grant funds towards hosting a Get Online Week expo that attracted 79 attendees from their community in Perth.
Martin Yates, Tech Savvy Seniors Program Manager for the Seniors Recreation Council, finds that some people are resistant to using technology so they kept the focus of their Get Online Week event on making learning digital skills fun, relevant and interesting. He says, “The main thing that the community gets out of Get Online Week is the enthusiasm or excitement to use technology.”