Update regarding our grant funding programme
At WCIT Charity, we understand that these are unprecedented times for the charities we support. As responsible funders, we aim to do our best to both stand with the charity sector and to support our partners in responding appropriately during this uncertain time. Please rest assured that the WCIT Charity remains open for business - our staff are working from home and can be contacted by phone or email. At the moment, we support a large number of organisations, from schools through to mental health charities and housing associations, and our immediate priorities lie with them. We are committed to ensuring that our supported charities withstand this crisis and therefore we will be flexible with our grantees. If you are one our current grantees and would like to discuss your grants with us, please do not hesitate to contact our Charity Coordinator via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our grants application process is suspended temporarily.
We have had to take the very difficult decision to temporarily suspend our grant giving programme until further notice. This decision has not been taken lightly. In line with many other organisations, our finances have been impacted by market conditions and therefore we must firstly ensure that we can deliver our financial commitment to our existing grantees. If you are one of our grantees, please rest assured that this will not impact your payment schedule.
We are very sorry about this and appreciate your patience and understanding. WCIT Charity looks forward to opening our grants application process as soon as possible in the future and continuing our tradition of supporting many worthwhile causes to get the most out of IT.
Our main charitable programme is based on using the time and the expertise of the Company's membership, where appropriate. Our input is most effective when we are involved from the initial development of a project, and where the input from the company is on a strategic / consultative level. Our members undertake work on projects in their own time (i.e. they are not seconded).
Please note that our funding programme is temporarily closed. For updates, keep and eye on our website and social media channels.
In broad terms we are more likely to consider projects which:
demonstrate an innovative use of IT
can be developed into a model for wider replication
can be sustained beyond the timeframe of the Company's involvement/funding
focus on outcomes which can be formally reported on
In order to develop effective working relationships with "not for profit" organisations it is important that any approach to work with the WCIT is made with the knowledge and support of the senior management group of the organisation concerned, and the relationship is not dependent on the availability of one member of staff within the organisation.
Who can apply
We welcome applications from registered charities, educational establishments, and other organisations with a formal not for profit constitution, i.e. Community Interest Companies.
If your organisation is seeking pro-bono help also then most of our members are located in London or the home counties, and it is easier to find volunteers from our membership, if appropriate to the project, to work with charities around the London area.
If the project is potentially suitable we will ask for more detailed information from you, and will see if it is possible to find one or more of our members who has the appropriate skillsets and is able to offer their time to the project, if appropriate. Please note that the process of determining whether a volunteer is available can take up to three months.
If you have any questions then please contact Raluca Moraru at the WCIT offices on 020 3871 0255.