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. .
Applications are open Monday, 5 July - Friday, 6 August 2021.
Network Partners are eligible to apply for one $1,000 Get Online Week Event grant in 2021 and there will not be a second round of applications this year.
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.”
Webinar replay: How to get involved in Get Online Week 2021
On 21 July 2021, we hosted a webinar about the campaign to talk through this year's theme, how you can get involved, ideas for events and tips for applying for the $1,000 grant