Adult Learning Australia will work with the Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association and University of the Third Age Online to deliver the program until June 2017.
“Everyone should have the opportunity to build confidence and skills using computers and the internet,” says Minister for Social Services, Scott Morrison about the continued funding.
“This funding will enable older Australians to continue to have free access to computers, the internet and basic training to help them connect with their families and community,” he says.
There are around 1600 Broadband for Seniors kiosks across Australia, set up in facilities such as community centres, libraries, clubs and aged care homes.
“Volunteer tutors provide one-on-one or small group training covering topics such as how to send emails, be cyber safe and use social media in a supportive and welcoming environment,” says Assistant Minister for Social Services, Mitch Fifield.
“Broadband for Seniors provides support to help older Australians feel confident using technology.”
Broadband for Seniors is one of the many grants funding activities the Government is supporting through the new way of working for grants.
This new approach to grants funding builds on the Government’s commitment to developing a stronger, more empowered civil society by ensuring the sector has greater flexibility to address the service needs of individuals, families and communities.