Telstra Kids puts lens on regional Australia

By Jackie Coates
General Manager, Telstra Foundation

Twenty school programs in regional Australia are set to receive $10,000 from the Telstra Kids Fund to support digital inclusion projects.

For over a decade, Telstra Kids has funded $1200 grants that make a big difference to kids’ lives. This year, as part of the Telstra Foundation’s broader digital inclusion strategy, we’ve worked with Telstra teams across regional Australia to identify a selection of schools for our larger ‘tech for good’ grants.

Cable Beach Primary School in Western Australia will use their grant to develop an app to help keep local students safe. Mudgeeraba Special School on the Gold Coast are planning to purchase technology equipment to support kids with disabilities. These are just two examples of the innovative grants that will help connect children and young people to the internet, build their online skills and promote cyber safety.

The new Telstra Kids grants will sit alongside our regular $1,200 grants to form our annual million dollar commitment to grassroots community programs that help kids play and learn.

Since 2002, Telstra Kids has contributed more than $9.2 million to over 7,900 community projects for kids. Enabled by Telstra employees across the country, Telstra Kids grants champion community connections and fund the little things that make a big difference to kids’ lives.

We’re proud to announce these new grants for regional schools to help bridge the digital divide and deliver better outcomes for Australian kids.

April, 2015

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