Good Things Foundation builds digital skills in older Australians through our leading Be Connected program.
We provide people over 50 with access to local, free essential digital skills support through the Be Connected program.
We created a network of thousands of community organisations across Australia to help older people in their local community be more confident online. These organisations range from libraries to Men’s Sheds, community centres to retirement villages, and computer clubs to cultural groups.
We support our community partners to deliver the Be Connected program by referring older people wanting to learn, and building their capacity with free resources, training, support, and small grant funding.
The Be Connected program is an Australian Government funded initiative delivered in partnership with our friends at eSafety and the Department of Social Services.
Discover how Be Connected is changing lives
Incredible highs and a heartbreaking low: a reflection on the past month
CEO of Good Things Foundation, Jessica Wilson, recalls Get Online Week 2023, the Voice Referendum result and a welcome announcement on Be Connected refunding.
Be Connected funding extension comes as welcome news
Good Things Foundation Australia welcomes today’s announcement that hundreds of thousands more Australians will benefit from the online world, thanks to the extension of the successful Be Connected digital skills program.
Media release: Support for Refugee Week
Good Things Foundation Australia calls for elderly refugees to ‘find freedom’ through greater digital inclusion this Refugee Week.
Digital mentoring across generations
Highlighting the power of intergenerational digital skills programs across our Network.
Loan digital devices for flood-affected communities
Applications now open for grants to loan digital devices in flood-affected communities.
Making memoirs and memories with technology
For Bob, writing his life’s work isn’t difficult thanks to his digital skills.