Getting seniors online

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Community organisations in Hinkler can apply for grants to deliver free digital skills training to people over 50 by joining the Be Connected network.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said organisations that join the network can apply for a range of grants including an activation grant of $2,000, a Get Online Week 2018 Event Grant of $1,500 and a building digital skills grant of up to $15,000.

“By joining the Be Connected Network, organisations help seniors in Hinkler to maintain their independence and keep connected with family and friends,” he said.

“Participants in the program get free, personalised face-to-face coaching and access to interactive tutorials and resources.”

Local organisations including Bundaberg and Fraser Coast Regional Libraries, the YMCA of Bundaberg and the Hervey Bay & District Senior Citizens Club are already delivering the program in Hinkler, but more are needed.

To find out more information about Be Connected or to join the network, go to www.beconnected.esafety.gov.au or call 1300 795 897.

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