We make Good Things happen
At Good Things Foundation our aim is help people to improve their lives through digital. We tackle the most pressing social issues of our time, working with partners to achieve this goal.
Our partnership with Be Connected has allowed us to reach the over 50 age group in Australia, but we are keen to reach more people. If you are interested in working with us, please get in touch:
Be Connected Network
Back in June 2017, we were awarded a contract to build a new digital inclusion network in Australia, as part of the wider Be Connected program, managed by the Department of Social Services. Our work in Australia builds directly on the work we’ve been doing in the UK over the past 10 years, currently through the Department for Education’s Future Digital Inclusion programme. The lessons we’ve learnt and the expertise we’ve grown, in building networks and supporting excluded people to improve their lives through digital, are now having a direct impact on an international stage.
Since learning we’d been successful, we’ve set up a new office in Sydney, recruited our talented Australian team, and have established the Be Connected Network website, where hundreds of Network Partners have joined and have applied for grants.
Be Connected Portal
Be Connected is a new Australian Government program aimed at increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians when they use the internet. There is $20 million in small grants given to community organisations over the next three years so that local organisations can get involved. Alongside the network, Be Connected also includes a learning portal, developed by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner, which includes a range of free courses provided by Good Things Foundation and resources to help older Australians improve their skills.