Technology Upgrade Fund to Create More Inclusive Canberra

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The inaugural Technology Upgrade Fund aims to improve digital access and literacy across Canberra. The funds will increase connectivity and inclusion to those in need. A digital literacy training program has been awarded funding along with a digital carer support program for seniors from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Other programs will bring better reach to at-risk people experiencing disability, homelessness, risk of homelessness, domestic violence, financial strain, and mental health issues. The fund addresses digital inequality which has been widened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s important we identify ways to support our community sector, and the Canberrans they assist, to create a more engaged, inclusive and empowered city,” – Minister Emma Davidson.

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