Be Connected grants open now

Apply now for a Be Connected Get Online Week Event grant, worth $1,500, to host an event during Get Online Week, running 14–20 October 2019.

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Applications open 3 June – 5 July 2019.

Visit the website for more details.

There are currently more than 2.5 million people who are not online in Australia, and 4 million people with limited digital skills. The Be Connected Network includes libraries across Australia supporting older Australians in their digital journey.

Get Online Week is an international digital inclusion campaign organised by Good Things Foundation. Last year, over 750 events were held across the country giving thousands of Australians the opportunity to try one new thing online as a next step to improving their digital skills.

This year’s campaign will take place from 14 – 20 October 2019, when all Get Online Week event grant holders will engage their communities and spread the message that gaining digital skills can improve people’s lives.

Through BBQs, digital scavenger hunts, morning and afternoon teas, and open days, the aim is to help people in our communities with limited digital skills make the most of the Internet.

What can the grant be used for?
The funding can be spent on activities that support your Get Online Week event, such as:
• New equipment or prizes
• Advertising and promotion
• Catering
• Staff costs
• Venue hire
The funding cannot be used on building materials and capital works.

What do I have to do for the grant?

Each organisation receiving a Get Online Week Event grant will be required to host an event during Get Online Week.

Need help thinking of an event idea? Have a look at our Get Online Week Event Ideas.

All Network Partners will be required to complete a detailed report of their Get Online Week activity including funding expenditure. The report should outline when, where and for how long the event took place, how many people attended, images, quotes and stories, as well as itemised expenditure.

Help your community be connected by applying for a grant today.

Closing date is 5 July 2019.

Need more information? Read grant guidelines

Older man with headphones watching a tablet
Helping seniors be connected. Image: Unsplash