Communities and Justice

NSW Tech Savvy Seniors grant program 2024

Overview of the NSW Tech Savvy Seniors grant

The TSS program is delivered by a network of NSW approved Adult and Community Education (ACE) providers and public libraries to seniors in Sydney metropolitan locations as well as in regional and remote communities across NSW.

Digital inclusion helps seniors to be active and independent members of their immediate and broader communities. Digital inclusion facilitates access to information and services and strengthens the social connections through which emotional and practical resources are shared.

For many people, going online is about getting day-to-day tasks done and accessing information and services that facilitate their daily routines. It is also about social activities, such as staying in touch with family and friends, planning catch-ups and dabbling in hobbies such as researching family histories.

It is recommended that these guidelines and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are read prior to completing your application for the Tech Savvy Seniors grant program.

Objectives and outcomes

The TSS program objectives are to:

  • Increase digital inclusion for seniors in NSW
  • Reduce social isolation for seniors in NSW
  • Increase access to online government information and services among older people in NSW

Funded training must provide non-vocational and non-accredited training in digital literacy in areas such as:

  • Using smartphones, tablets, and other devices
  • Using email and the internet
  • Using social media
  • Online shopping
  • Sharing photos and attachments online
  • Cyber safety

A full list of training documents and digital literacy areas for the TSS program and are available to download from

Eligibility Criteria

All applicants are required to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be an ACE college provider based in NSW
  • All applicants must have appropriate insurance (minimum of $10 million),
  • All applicants must address the NSW National Redress Scheme sanctions (included in this template),
  • All applicants must adhere to NSW Government public health orders and advice in regard to COVID-19. Up-to-date information is available on the NSW Government COVID-19 website.
  • Applications will not be accepted from organisations that have outstanding acquittals with DCJ.

This is a Targeted Competative Grant Program 

Last updated:

18 Jun 2024