About Good Things Foundation

Good Things Foundation has a vision of a world where everyone can benefit from digital. We established in Australia in June 2017 when we won a contract from the Department of Social Services to establish and support a network of local partners to help older Australians better use the internet. This network includes community organisations, public libraries, housing, local charities, and many more.

Good Things Foundation supports the network with a range of resources, online training, network events, dedicated network coordinators, an online forum, and a helpline. Good Things Foundation works with any partners, large and small, who would like to help build a social movement to support Australians by improving their lives online.

Our work in numbers

Globally we’ve supported 2m people gain digital skills since 2010

We reach these people through a national movement of 1,300 Network Partners

Through our Network we’ve recruited over 1,200 Digital Mentors to deliver digital skills training

Spotlight on Cairns Library

Since engaging in the Be Connected program, Cairns Library have had a huge response from their community. Vivian Howes, the Librarian, says "Be Connected is a perfect fit to supplement and support our teaching. The tutors can easily merge Be Connected into our already existing structure of classes." When it comes to teaching older Australians digital skills, Cairns Libraries stress the importance of everyone learning at their own pace. They've found that learners first need to feel comfortable with their own device to feel empowered to continue their learning at home.

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Good Things Foundation also do some amazing work in the UK tackling digital and social exclusion.