ACCAN Awards Three New Communications Consumer Grants

Australia's peak communications consumer advocacy group, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), has today announced 3 projects that it will fund through the 2024 Round of its Independent Grants Program.

The ACCAN Independent Grants Program funds projects to enable research on telecommunications issues, represent telecommunications consumers, or create educational tools which empower consumers to understand telecommunications products and services and make decisions in their own interests.

The operation of ACCAN's Independent Grant Program is made possible by funding provided by the Commonwealth of Australia under section 593 of the Telecommunications Act 1997.

Sixty nine applicants from a variety of community, university, and research organisations applied for funding under the latest round of ACCAN's Grants Program.

ACCAN CEO Carol Bennett congratulated the successful applicants and said that ACCAN was looking forward to supporting them during the course of their projects.

"Grants projects inform ACCAN's work and contribute to the broader evidence base for consumers, regulators and service providers in the telecommunications market," Ms Bennett said.

"Covering issues including access to digital skills, technology-facilitated abuse, and the establishment of a National Device Bank, this year's grantees will make a real difference to the experience of Australian consumers."

"We look forward to working with the successful applicants as they undertake these exciting projects," Ms Bennett concluded.

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