Our purpose is to unlock the power of IT for good through public education, promoting the effectiveness and efficiency of charities, donating funds and by providing access to technology professionals.
The WCIT Charity works with a wide range of registered charities and not for profit organisations aligned with its purpose, who depend on external financial support and specialist skills to realise their IT initiatives.
Jo Youle, CEO at Missing People
“Thanks to the WCIT Charity, our new website launched in November 2020, and continues to make an impact - with great new areas for information created by services users and ease of use. You have also funded the essential tech development of the ITOK chatbot expansion and introduced us to key funders. With your help, we are providing a vital lifeline to more young people in desperate need of confidential, anonymous support - in the way they want and need it.”
“Honestly thank you so much for your help. Just being able to talk to someone with no judgement has been so good. It feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.”
Feedback from a young person using Is This OK?
Kushba Bibi, Employment and Skills Manager, Thames Reach
“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.”
Rod Anderson, Chief Operating Officer, Code4000 CIO
“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.”
Siobhan Shaw, Head of Trusts and Foundations, Autistica
“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.”
Simone Enefer-Doy, Chief Executive, Lifelites
“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.”