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
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.
Media release: Be Connected reaches one million learners
The popularity of the Be Connected program proves that using the internet confidently and safely is not beyond older Australians, with the program marking its one millionth learner – and the numbers keep growing.
Grants for loan devices and data for people in need
$5,000 grants available for community organisations to provide loan devices and data for isolated older people.
Learning digital skills for life
Four stories show how Be Connected is positively impacting Digital Mentors and learners.