About the WCIT Charity

 

Our vision is to leverage the power of IT to improve the life chances and quality of life of those who are disadvantaged through no fault of their own. We do this by channelling the energy and resources of our WCIT members in to positive actions and results.
Our mission is to inspire, enable and optimise our members’ generosity by building on their interests, aspirations and motivations; to provide financial and human resources into relevant and qualified third-sector organisations; and to connect charities with the skills and resources of our members.
Ultimately, we aim to use the power of information technology for good.

 

Our work

 

The WCIT Charity works with a wide range of non-profit organisations and aims to help them get the best from IT.

 

 

A message from our Chair

 

Welcome to the WCIT Charity. Throughout the years, the incredible work we do has touched the lives of many, raised aspirations and empowered communities to get the best out of IT. Our strength lies in our unique approach.

By combining our grants with outstanding pro bono support, we can work with a cross section of communities and charities, supporting diverse, worthy causes and changing the lives of those in need: truly using IT for good.

At the WCIT Charity, we want to build a better world for the future and IT is the vehicle that enables us to do so. As Chair of the Trustee Board, I am humbled every day to witness first-hand how our charitable giving has impacted the lives of young people, people of different abilities and those left behind by society.

With your help, we can ensure that this impact not only continues, but grows for generations to come.

 

Chair of Trustees

 

Apply for a grant

 

Find out more about what we fund, if you are eligible for a grant and how to apply.

 

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Make a donation

 

Every time you donate to the WCIT Charity people in vulnerable situations benefit directly.

 

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What our partners say:


“WCIT Charity funding has helped  make a positive difference and enable individuals to use a computer, to get online which is a massive hurdle for people facing homelessness or unemployment.  It has helped our services users to build confidence, develop new skills and help escape the cycle of homelessness.”  

Kushba Bibi, Employment and Skills Manager, Thames Reach

“Support from the WCIT Charity has been a huge factor in the growth and success of Code4000 over the past couple of years. Being a recipient of a grant from WCIT has meant we have been able to grow our core team and ultimately reach more people in custody, teach coding skills and reduce reoffending in the communities in which we work.”

Rod Anderson, Chief Operating Officer, Code4000 CIO

“With the WCIT Charity’s generous support we developed Molehill Mountain, Autistica’s anxiety app for autistic people. Thanks to the charity, we are giving autistic people the tools to understand and self-manage their own anxiety.”

Siobhan Shaw, Head of Trusts and Foundations, Autistica

“The ongoing and generous support from the WCIT Charity continues to assist Lifelites to change the lives of thousands of life-limited and disabled children every year. Thanks to the charity , we are able to donate life-changing technology packages to children using hospice services, along with free training and the technical maintenance for our equipment.”

Simone Enefer-Doy, Chief Executive, Lifelites