WA Digital Inclusion Project

The WA Digital Inclusion Project is a collaboration of 25 partners, including leading community service organisations, together with NBN Co, that aims to build the digital capability of front-line community service workers and vulnerable people, together with their communities. Funded by Lotterywest with a grant of $3.9 million to address the key barriers to digital inclusion, the project commenced on 1 July.  The three-year project aims to assist 100,000 people in metropolitan Perth and several regional centres in the state. WACOSS is leading the initiative, and has responsibility for project governance.  

The WA Digital Inclusion Project aims to support vulnerable people to more safely and effectively use online services, by uplifting the digital literacy of the front-line community service workers they know and trust. Longer term goals of the project include developing training programs for vulnerable people to gain digital skills and qualifications that will help them to gain employment and volunteering opportunities into the future. Once training programs have been established, the project will also look to utilise its partner networks to provide affordable devices to some of the most digitally excluded in our community.

Strategic focus areas and supporting initiatives

The WA Digital Inclusion Project has three strategic focus areas:

  1. Ability – build digital skills and capability of front-line community services workers to better assist the vulnerable people they serve.
  2. Access – improve access to connectivity for vulnerable people.
  3. Affordability – improve affordability of access and devices for vulnerable people.

We are currently working on a website for the WA Digital Inclusion Project.

Download an overview of the project here.

For further information please contact: [email protected]

Lotterywest is the major supporter of the WA Digital Inclusion Project. You can read more about their contributions back into the WA community on the Lotterywest Dream State Story Hub website.