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Helping Communities Connect

Providing support to game changers on the ground

There are lots of Aussie charities, businesses, and organisations who are doing great work for the communities they care about. We believe the best way to support these causes is to make sure they can stay connected with the people they serve.

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Discounted Services

subsidised rates on our award-winning network

As part of our Pledge 1% commitment, we offer discounts on selected internet and technology services to not-for-profit (NFP) organisations, charities, and groups. Our community sponsorship program supports a range of groups, including emergency services such as fire brigades and SES groups, sporting clubs, Scout groups, and other non-for-profit groups and associations.

you can apply for our discounted services if you are:

Incorporated not-for-profit organisation

Charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC)

Australian public company limited by guarantee whose governing rules demonstrate an NFP purpose

Majority owned Indigenous businesses and organisations

If eligible, our Helping Communities Connect program will provide your organisation:

Discount on products

Access to our staff volunteers

Ability to promote and share your impact stories

Potential fundraising account credit income through our Refer a Supporter benefit

Key internet and technology support tailored to the NFP and charity sector

Community Grants

enabling your great work

We believe in thinking big, but sometimes that means starting small. We know first-hand that empowering your local community group could have the biggest impact on your life, and the lives of individuals across Australia.

We offer a select number of monetary grants every year to amplify the positive impact community groups could have, so they continue being awesome.

by doing this, we aim to:

Deliver projects that have ongoing benefit for communities all around Australia.

Increase opportunities for people, whether it be socially, physically, financially or the improvement of general mental health and wellbeing.

Be good to people.

Aussies in Action

Aussie volunteers, helping their communities connect

Aussie Broadband Helping Communities Connect: Gormandale.
They have our support

hear from our supported groups

We believe in thinking big, but sometimes that means starting small. We know first-hand that empowering your local community group could have the biggest impact on your life, and the lives of individuals across Australia.

homie

HoMie is a streetwear label and social enterprise, with a store on Brunswick Street, Melbourne. They dedicate 100% of their profits towards supporting young people affected by homelessness or hardship - equipping them with the skills, confidence, and experiences to be more work-ready and better prepared for their future.

We have supported HoMie since 2020, keeping them connected and ensuring the fantastic outcomes for their young people continue to grow and can reach across the state.

perth observatory

The Perth Observatory has served WA for over 120 years and remains actively involved in the service of public education.

The team at Perth Observatory don't just use our services for day-to-day operations. They also use them to connect with scientists around the world, sharing data on space junk and other findings from their telescopes. By keeping them online, we help support the use of their R-COP telescope for research and studies worldwide.

freemans reach rural fire service

In 2023, Freemans Reach Brigade in New South Wales celebrated its 72nd birthday by moving into a brand-new fire station. We helped connect the station with the wider community and world by providing our internet services through the Helping Communities Connect program.

“Thanks to Aussie Broadband's generous support, funds provided by our community don't need to go to covering internet costs and can now stretch further, helping us help our community in times of need,” they said.

morwell neighbourhood house

The Morwell Neighbourhood House helps those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage, or distress in Morwell, Victoria, and surrounding communities.

By providing discounted internet services, we in turn help Morwell Neighbourhood House provide their essential support to people experiencing hardship, such as by delivering programs to address food security issues, reduce social isolation, and enhance wellbeing, or providing these resources to other organisations, community groups, government departments, and philanthropic bodies to grow these programs to reach more Australians in need.

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What program would you like to apply for?

We offer discounts on selected internet and technology services to not-for-profit (NFP) organisations, charities, and groups.

We offer a select number of monetary grants every year to amplify the positive impact community groups could have, so they continue being awesome.

FAQS

Frequently asked questions about the Helping Communities Connect program

Still unsure? Have a look through our most frequently asked questions, and please don't hesitated to reach out to our friendly support team if you don't see an answer to your question.