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AuDA Foundation 2023 grant round opens!

Updated: Jan 3

The auDA Foundation is excited to announce the opening of its 2023 community grant round, providing an opportunity for organizations to make a significant impact on digital innovation and inclusion.

A total of $600,000 in funding is available to support 15 new education, research, and community-based projects aimed at enhancing the utility of the internet for all Australians.

As part of auDA's Public Benefit Program, the 2023 community grant round will offer grants of $40,000 each for projects that seek to improve digital inclusion and digital innovation for the following target groups:

· Rural, Regional, and Remote Australians

· Australians Living with Disabilities

· Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

· Older Australians (65 years+)

· Young Australians (12-24 years)

Since its establishment in 2006, the auDA Foundation has been a driving force in supporting digital advancements for the Australian community. To date, the foundation has distributed grant contributions exceeding $4 million, which have supported over 150 projects. In 2022, these projects included a research initiative to improve healthcare in Aboriginal communities, the development of online resources for primary school students in rural, regional, remote, and Indigenous areas, and a telehealth home monitoring trial designed to help preserve the vision of glaucoma patients.

Rosemary Sinclair AM, CEO of auDA, emphasized the organization's commitment to the auDA Foundation and its community grant program: "auDA is proud to continue to support the auDA Foundation. Its community grant program delivers economic and social value for the community by delivering innovations in how Australians access and use the internet."

Catholic Education organisations are welcome to apply.

Applications for the 2023 community grant round are now open and will close at 11.59pm AEDT on Monday, 2 October 2023. To learn more about the grant application process and to submit your proposal, please visit

For further information, please contact:

  • Rebecca Papillo, Manager, Media and Communications

  • M. 0428 168 540 / E.

About the auDA Foundation:

The auDA Foundation is a charitable trust established by auDA, with a remarkable track record of distributing more than $4 million over nearly two decades to educational and research activities aimed at enhancing the utility of the internet for the benefit of Australians. These initiatives have encompassed research into digital literacy, funding for digital inclusion, telehealth projects, and internet access initiatives for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. For a list of recent grant recipients, please visit the auDA Foundation website.

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