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‘Get Online. Get Connected’ with Get Online Week 2021

Announcing our Get Online Week 2021 theme and event grants

By Good Things Foundation Australia · 05/07/2021

Get Online. Get Connected. Get online week. 18-24 October 2021.

Get Online Week is back from 18 October – 24 October with a new theme: ‘Get Online. Get Connected.’

The past year has shown us that getting online is more important than ever, allowing us to get connected to friends and family, essential services, entertainment, education and work, and much more. However, 2.5 million people are not online in Australia and less than 40% of people are confident they can keep up as technology changes.

That’s why this year Get Online Week spreads the message that everyone can ‘Get Online. Get Connected’. We are supporting organisations nationwide to hold COVID-safe events (online or face-to-face, depending on local restrictions and community needs) to get online and improve their digital skills so they can feel confident and safe while being connected.

Last year, over 1,600 events were held for Get Online Week 2020, reaching over 23,500 people. Get Online Week participants and event holders agree that Get Online Week is beneficial for all involved – 92% of Get Online Week participants learned something new at an event, while 99% of event holders found Get Online Week beneficial to their community.

How to get involved in Get Online Week Event

That all sounds great, but how do I get involved?

Read below to find out how you can join our nation-wide week of digital inclusion and skills events across the country.

Want to run a Get Online Week event?

If you are a community organisation interested in hosting a Get Online Week event, resources and grants are available to help run your event.

Want to know where to start when it comes to planning a Get Online Week event and applying for grants? Our upcoming webinar on 21 July at 2:00pm has you covered! Register your interest via Zoom.

Applications for Get Online Week grants worth $1,000 are also now open for organisations in the Be Connected Network. This grant can be used for staffing costs, event marketing and resources, catering and equipment hire, and device and internet fees. Read the grant guidelines and apply online – applications close Friday 20 August 2021.

Once you’ve got your Get Online Week event idea (get creative!) and grant to implement it, it’s time to get the word out. Our Get Online Week resources webpage will be continually updated leading up to Get Online Week with new marketing materials and event resources to help you promote your event in your community and online. Make sure to tag your social media posts with #GetOnlineWeek and tag @getonlineweekau on Twitter.

Want to become a supporter?

We also have opportunities for organisations with a state or national presence to pledge their support and become an official Get Online Week supporter. If you’d like to pledge your support, contact us and let us know.

Want to attend a Get Online Week event?

If you or someone you know is interested in attending a Get Online Week event, keep an eye on the Get Online Week website in the future for participating locations.

More information

Want more information about Get Online Week? Go to the Get Online Week website, subscribe to our Get Online Week newsletter, or follow the Get Online Week Twitter and Good Things Foundation Australia Facebook page for the latest updates.