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Apr 29, 2024

Be Connected grant: Empowering retirement communities

With the demand for digital skills rising in both the workplace and our daily lives, the Be Connected program presents a fantastic opportunity for retirement village operators to embrace this digital transformation. These grants have been specifically designed to improve digital skills, promote online safety, and boost confidence among older individuals across Australia.


Many retirement villages have already taken advantage of this opportunity, and it's worth noting that the Be Connected grants are assessed and approved monthly to ensure a timely response to applications.

These grants can play a significant role in offering training not only to residents but also to staff members, as long as they are over the age of 50. By investing in technology training for their staff, retirement villages can simultaneously support the professional development of their workforce and enhance the overall quality of services provided to residents.

The Be Connected program is committed to facilitating technology training in various formats, whether it be through group sessions or personalised one-on-one training. This flexibility ensures that staff members can learn in a manner that aligns with their specific learning needs and preferences.

In an increasingly digital world, the Be Connected grants serve as an excellent resource to assist staff in upskilling, improving job performance, and fostering a sense of confidence and empowerment in the workplace.

By embracing the Be Connected program, retirement village operators can create a technologically literate and resilient workforce that is equipped to navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by the digital age.

To gain more information about applying for these grants, you can contact IT 4 Retirees using the below contact details:


Nick Baron 

Christine David

Phone Line: 1300 525 675

April 29, 2024

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