ACE in Communities – Digital Literacy – Computers in Homes

ACE in Communities – Digital Literacy – Computers in Homes

Last updated 21 February 2019
Last updated 21 February 2019

In late 2018, we ran a contestable process for allocating ACE in Communities funding for Digital Literacy – Computers in Homes programmes for 2019 delivery.

This funding was announced by the Associate Minister of Education, Hon Tracey Martin in July 2018. See the press release

Digital literacy skills, access to a device, and access to the internet can be essential for people to better connect to modern society and the economy.

This funding will support digital inclusion by providing learners with access to digital literacy training, to a device (PC or laptop) in the learner’s home, subsidised internet, and technical support for up to six months.

Applicants needed to be able to demonstrate experience in providing digital literacy programmes to foundation learners.

Up to a total of $1.0 million of funding was available for the 2019 calendar year only.

Eligibility was limited to tertiary education organisations (TEOs) that are:

  • registered private training establishments (PTEs) that specialise in foundation learning
  • rural education activities programmes (REAP) providers, or
  • community organisations.

Applications closed on Monday 3 December 2018.

Funded organisations

We have now allocated the full $1.0 million of funding available for 2019 delivery. If learners wish to find out if a provider delivers a ‘Digital Literacy – Computers in Homes’ programme in their area they should contact the provider directly. Funded organisations are:

  • 20/20 Trust
  • Capital Training
  • e-Learning Porirua
  • HLC (Horowhenua Learning Centre)
  • Literacy Taupō Inc., and
  • Target Education.