How are grant application assessed?
Applications for Local and State and Territory based grants are assessed on an individual basis. The more you are able to put into your application, the more chance it has of success.
Applications for a National grant are assessed on an individual basis. Eligible National community or not-for-profit organisations may apply for larger grants to develop longer term partnerships with Telstra. If you would like to find out more please contact use the feedback form.
We are looking to understand how your proposal will use mobile and/or internet based technology training and related programs to help seniors in your organisation get better connected and enjoy more from life. Please read this carefully and ensure you refer to it when completing your application. Each grant application will be assessed against the following criteria:
- Why do you want to carry out this project?
- Describe the specific need or problem you are seeking to address (e.g. learn how to SMS so you can send meeting reminders without making 6 calls etc.) See our application example.
- What evidence supports the need for your project?
- Describe the group of people who will be assisted through your project.
- How will you carry out this project?
- Describe the major elements of the project including scope, key stages, dates and planned outcomes.
- Describe how you will promote the training activities you are doing to your local community to maximise the number of attendees.
- Who will carry out the project?
- Provide details of the people who will manage your project and conduct the training (NB: they do not have to be professional trainers – Telstra provides clear, easy to use training materials even for the novice trainer.)
- If applicable, identify the organisation with which you will partner, and describe the role of the partner. You will need to attach letters of support from any partner organisations outlining how they will contribute to your project.
- What will the project achieve?
- Which specific outcomes will the project achieve for your community and your club or organisation? (Please outline specifics rather than a general statement about community morale).
- How can these outcomes be measured?
- How many people from your organisation will receive technology education?
- Describe the way you anticipate the project will:
- I. Enhance understanding of how information, communication and technologies link together to benefit seniors' lives
II. Use technology to stimulate contact between seniors and their families and friends
III. Use technology to solve a problem and enhance seniors' lives