in brief The Federal Government has announced that it will grant 150 community organisations a total of $1.8 million to upgrade their IT.
Community organisations including Barnardos Australia, Penrith City Council, The Benevolent Society, The Smith Family and Mission Australia will each receive one-off grants of $9500 to upgrade the IT systems they use as part of the government's Family Support Program. The program provides parenting services to regional and disadvantaged communities around Australia.
The grants can be used to purchase or upgrade computers, software, telephone systems or internet connections.
One organisation, Playgroups Queensland, plans to use its funding to upgrade computers and buy graphics software for the production of advertising material.