Digital Inclusion Initiative activities are highly dependent on funding and cooperation from all levels of government. DII has received substantial funding from the Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development and ongoing support from the Office of Housing for the continued success of the Wired Community@Collingwood and e-ACE projects. Local governments have also been significant supporters, with the City of Melbourne contributing to the DII's overall strategy and City of Yarra hosting the e-ACE and Wired programs.
The corporate sector's resources and expertise has been vital in ensuring the success of digital inclusion projects to date. Skilled staff members have volunteered to conduct computer training sessions through various corporate social responsibility programs at ANZ, nab and Telstra. Microsoft and Cisco have donated vital infrastructure to enable increased computer access, and ThoughtWorks Australia, a partner in the Wired Community@Collingwood project, consulted with stakeholders to define the project needs and helped develop a website to meet community expectations.
Philanthropic trusts and organisations have played a vital role in the success of DII programs. Portland House Foundation has been an important funder of the yarraReporter project and the Melbourne Community Foundation is a long-time supporter and contributor to DII strategy and development. Residents associations and local groups play an essential role in gathering local support and distributing project information to their immediate community.