Do you have an innovative project where the use of IT will have a transformative impact?
The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) and its Charity (the WCIT Charity) see technology as a force for good. The WCIT Charity is offering its first ever Charity IT Award of £750,000 to champion the transformative power of IT to help charities have a bigger impact on people’s lives.
The award winner will be an outstanding charity running a project that uses the innovative nature and power of IT to tackle clearly identified needs of either young people’s education or those contending with disadvantage, disability or social exclusion.
The award is open to all UK registered charities with an annual income between £2m and £10m. The WCIT Charity is looking to identify an organisation and project that is innovative, ambitious, evidence-based and keen to have an enduring impact in partnership with the WCIT Charity.
The WCIT Charity IT Award is no longer open for applications. From a strong field of 76 submissions the independent judging panel has selected a shortlist of five finalists for the award: Beanstalk, the Campaign Against Living Miserably, Missing People, The Brain Tumour Charity and Whizz-Kidz. While working on very different issues, all finalists impressed the judging panel with their innovative use of technology, their willingness to challenge the status quo and their ambition. Finalists will undergo extensive due diligence over the summer and the award winner will be announced on 10 October 2018.