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Be Connected

Increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians. We empower our network of community partners to support older people through training, free resources and a multi million dollar grants program.

Free online learning

With our Be Connected partner eSafety, this program offers a big collection of online learning resources available for free.

Organisations in our network use this collection to help them run their digital skills programs. 

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Be Connected grants for community organisations

Our Be Connected grants help organisations run digital skills programs for over 50’s in their community. Ranging from $1,000 to $52,500, they can be used to:

  • Provide one on one or group digital skills training and support
  • Train digital mentors
  • Cover program admin costs eg room hire, catering, staff time, internet connections
  • Create digital device loan libraries

Several grants are regularly available through this program. Organisations must be a member of our network to apply.

Support to run your programs

We offer training, coaching and free resources to help community organisations run digital skills programs for over 50’s.