Technology Access and Support Grant

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Grant Amount: Up to $1,000

Funding in this category is available to support individuals with limited skills or equipment/technology to access education, community connections or employment due to COVID-19 restrictions. This could include funding requests for the purchase of iPads, laptops, internet dongle (or temporary plan upgrade), or purchase of microphone and headset for better quality communications.

Applicants will be asked to supply a quote for item/s requested.

Please note: In conjunction with Enable Social Enterprises, Council may be able to help you purchase refurbished laptops. In the application form, you will be asked to indicate if you are interested in this option. If approved, a Council Officer will then follow up with you regarding availability and purchase process. If you choose this option, you will not be required to supply a quote.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be a Hume resident (you must provide evidence of residential status such as driver’s license, rates notice or utility bill)
  • Supply contact details of a supporting witness, local community organisation or service provider who can verify the individual does not currently have access to the requested purchase item
  • Have no outstanding debts with Hume City Council
  • Have satisfactorily acquitted any previous funding received by Hume City Council

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Updated : 6:29 PM, 17 April 2020

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