Charity IT Association provides free technology advice

Four IT organisations have pooled their resources to launch the Charity IT Association and provide free advice to medium-sized charities.

The Association’s website launched at the beginning of January and its pilot project is the tech surgery, where charities with an income between £50,000 and £5million can receive a free, two-hour consultancy with a skilled volunteer.

Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, Lasa, the Technology Trust and IT4Communities, which all separately provide advice and resources for charities, came together 18 months ago to set up a one-stop resource after a report revealed that 40 percent of charities had no full-time IT staff.

This pilot will continue until April when the organisations will decide whether the concept can go to the next stage. The Association is hoping to help between 20 and 25 charities by that stage.

For further information and to book a consultation visit