Thursday, 23 February 2017

Worshipful Company of Information Technologists

The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists provides funding for Information Technology (IT) related projects and provision of pro-bono IT consultancy which fit with the Charity's following objectives of:
o The advancement of education and training of the public in matters related to information technology;
o Promoting the effectiveness and efficiency of charities and the effective use of resources by the provision of advice and support in relation to information technology.
Priority is given to:
o Enhancing opportunities for young people through more effective education;
o Improving the quality of life of the disadvantaged and disabled;
o Enabling access for all citizens to information, culture and business opportunities; and
o Helping to re-engage those currently excluded from society.
During the year ending 31 December 2015, the Charity awarded grants totalling £107,181.
Awards ranged from less than £5,000 to £17,800. There is no requirement for match funding.
Registered charities, educational establishments, and other organisations with a formal not for profit constititution that are located in the UK are eligible to apply.
The Charity is often able to add value to funded projects by offering Pro-Bono IT Consultancy to organisations.
In particular, consideration will be given to projects that:
o Demonstrate an innovative use of IT;
o Can be developed into a model for wider replication;
o Can be sustained beyond the timeframe of the Company's involvement; and
o Focus on outcomes which can be formally evaluated.
Applications may be made at any time via an application form that can be downloaded from the Charity’s website.
Organisations who wish to apply for funding or pro-bono consultancy should fill out the Grant Application Form and return it to the following address:
Eleanor MacGregor
WCIT Charity
Worshipful Company of Information Technologists Charity
39a Bartholomew Close
London EC1A 7JN
Tel: 020 7600 1992

(Source: GRIN)

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