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About the Project – original

The WA Digital Inclusion Project is a collaboration between leading community service organisations and peak bodies, the WA Government, digital partner NBN Co and major supporter Lotterywest. The Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) leads the initiative and is responsible for project governance. WACOSS is proud to be a member of the WA Government’s Digital Inclusion Accord.

Lotterywest has provided a grant of $3.9 million to address the key barriers to digital inclusion. The three-year project began on 1 July 2022. Seven initiatives aim to assist up to 100,000 people in metropolitan Perth and regional centres where partners offer services. 

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The WACOSS Board provides project governance with a Strategic Reference Group guiding the team and a Project Partner Network representing partners. 

The project aims to improve digital inclusion within the community through various initiatives. These include working with community organisations to enhance the digital skills of community service workers, and innovative pilot programs aligned with our focus areas of Ability, Access, and Affordability.

The WA Digital Inclusion Project has three key strategic focus areas:

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