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Digital Mentor training and grant information

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Royal Historical Society of Victoria

239 A'Beckett Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Learn how to improve the digital skills of those in your community and apply for grant funding.

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As a Network Partner, the FAHS can assist local historical societies in acquiring grant funding for digital initiatives. One-off grants are awarded to societies who join this project. All societies who join before December 2019 will be able to apply for a $2,000 grant.

The grant is designed to get you started in the Be Connected Network, and for the funding, we expect partners to register at least 30 older people over 10 months (15 if located in outer regional, remote or very remote areas) on the Be Connected Learning Portal.

Funding can be spent on anything that will help you support older Australians to gain digital skills, including new computers, scanners, internet fees, or expenses for digital mentors or volunteers.

To be eligible for the grant, someone at your historical society must be appointed as a Digital Mentor. A Digital Mentor is someone who can help 30 people in the community to use their computer or phone, or assist them with tasks on the internet. This Digital Mentor can show learners the online courses on the Be Connected website, and answer any questions that their learners might have. Digital Mentors will be required to attend a face-to-face information session, complete three surveys, and support 30 learners. Every Digital Mentor will be supported throughout the year by the FAHS Online Outreach Officer, Sophie Shilling.

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