Our Impact

Find out how we're bridging the digital divide and making a real difference in people's lives.

Good Things Foundation Australia is a social change charity supporting a nation-wide network of community partners to deliver free essential digital skills training to those most at risk of being digitally excluded. Since launching in 2017, our diverse network of community partners across all of our major projects has grown to 3,500.

As of September 2021, our Network Partners have been supported to build capacity and deliver digital literacy support through:

  • $20 million in grants distributed
  • more than 170 free resources and marketing materials created for Network Partners
  • hosting over 230 free training webinars with more than 4,200 attendees
  • over 15,00 Digital Mentors trained

$20M in grants distributed

3,500 Network Partners

15,000+ Digital Mentors trained

1M learners reached

Be Connected

Be Connected is a joint initiative between the Department of Social Services, eSafety and Good Things Foundation Australia. The Be Connected digital skills program employs a community-centred approach to provide learners over 50 years of age with personalised, face-to-face and self-paced learning across the country. Good Things Foundation Australia manages and supports the 3,500-strong Network of partners who deliver the program by providing grants, resources, and training. As of September 2021, Be Connected has reached one million learners.

The February 2020 Be Connected evaluation shows the program:

Text: Increased social connectedness for leaners. Created an additional $229.5 million in social value. Tracked 554,662 learner activities. Learners showed improvement across all seven key operational skills.

 

Be Connected Evaluation 2020

Assessing the appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency of the Be Connected program over three years.

Health My Way

Health My Way is Good Things Foundation Australia’s digital health literacy program funded by the Australian Digital Health Agency. The program is delivered by our community partners to support people aged over 18 years to gain essential skills and confidence in managing their health and wellbeing online.

Together with our 75 community partners, our 2019-21 Health My Way evaluation shows the program has:

  • Trained 232 Digital Health Mentors
  • Provided $435k in small grants to support program delivery
  • Reached 6,128 people through 110 community events
  • Developed three online learning courses
  • Increased participants’ social interactions and awareness of digital health resources and apps, according to 92% of community partners

Text: 75 community partners. 232 Digital Health Mentors trained. $435k in small grants distributed. 6,128 people reached. 3,013 learners supported.

 

The social impact of Health My Way

Reflecting on the outcomes and benefits of the 2019-21 Health My Way program.

Get Online Week

Get Online Week is a week-long annual celebration that sees hundreds of events take place each year to give everyone the chance to find the support they need to improve their digital skills.

Since the first Get Online Week in 2018, the celebration has seen a combined:

  • 3,300+ community events held across Australia in-person and virtually
  • $2.69 million distributed in Get Online Week grants to fund events
  • 2,170+ community organisations running Get Online Week events

Read about Get Online Week on the website, and find out more about the impact of Get Online Week annually with our reports below.

 

Annual Report

Want to find out more about Good Things Foundation Australia and our impact? Download our latest annual report below.