Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, has called on local community organisations to apply for a share of up to $20 million in funding to help get seniors online.
Mr Porter said that the Liberal Government was providing grants of up to $50,000 to local organisations to deliver free digital skills training to people over 50 as part of the Be Connected program.
“By joining the Be Connected Network, organisations help seniors in our community 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.
“We already have a number of local organisations delivering this program in Pearce, but more are needed.
“I encourage organisations in Pearce to join the network of local partners and offer digital skills and social support to seniors in our community.”
More than 1,500 organisations have already joined the Be Connected Network across Australia, including libraries, community centres, clubs and aged care facilities. Below is a list of local organisations already involved:
For more information about Be Connected or to join the network, go to https://beconnected.esafety.gov.au/ or call 1300 795 897