Follow the trail
NB. ICT= information and communications technology.
- Our Specialist Software section covers areas such as accounting and membership packages, advice and volunteer management. The intro page includes specialist software developers.
- Providers of web site design, hosting and internet facilities are on the Web Services page.
- See Local contacts page for community resource centres; Functional support for IT membership groups for the sector.
- Special software deals are under Suppliers.
- There are some 'Tech tips' for those who want to do some of their own research on useful facilities or equipment.
A listings style page, in Service Provider grouping.
See Extra: Environmental Impact for information on computer recycling services. Some of these provide cheap computers to community groups and other charities. See Suppliers - Computers for 'hardware only' deals.
IT4Communities can help charities, community groups and social enterprises access free IT support from IT professional volunteers
appiChar Managed IT services aimed at small to medium size organisations that can't afford full time IT staff. Based in London (and Australia!). Phone 0845 456 3970.
A-POJ Ltd A Reading-based ICT consultancy specialising in the charitable and education sectors. Services include network installation and management; database design, development and management; remote access solutions; systems analysis and planning; ICT support and troubleshooting. Phone 0118 901 7078, email: email@example.com
Avec Solutions# redistribute profits to charitable bodies working for the benefit of the community. Bloomfield House, 395-405 Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 1RH, phone 028 9045 9000, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Impact IT consultancy and support.
The Blue Lizard provides IT support, disaster recovery, web design and hosting, plus support for V-Base, WWV, HAL and other specialist applications. 18 Victoria Park Square, London E2 9PF, phone 020 8558 2405, email: email@example.com
Clarity Computing On-demand IT support for London area, with a prefernce for charity clients. Charge parts and labour rather than monthly fee, and free telephone support during business hours. Phone 020 8205 4242.
Co-operative Systems Specialist provider to voluntary and educational sectors. Installation, maintenance and hotline support for PCs, networks. MS Gold-certified. 20 Miles Street, Vauxhall, London SW8 1SD, phone 020 7793 0395, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comm-tech provides recycled computers, network support, consultancy etc mainly for south/central London Groups.
Computercraft Supply, install and train on accounts systems and database development. Plus "First Point of Contact is a complete organisational database system." Also networking, support and advice, and training. 100-106 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4RH, phone 020 7739 5953, email: email@example.com
Elbourn Computer Services (link problem May 2013) IT installation and support to voluntary organisations in Surrey, also recondition PCs donated by businesses, open source advice.
ESP Projects is a Social Enterprise providing network installation and maintenance, PC repair and purchasing, web site development, email and internet systems, and a software team to design and construct bespoke VB, Java or ASP applications. Phone 0114 2787229, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ethical IT - IT solutions for Charities, Social Enterprises, Voluntary & Campaign Groups, including cloud services. A partnership between JADe and the Ethical Property Company.
Holmes Consultancy Services See Consultancy Services page.
IT Croydon Information Technology consultancy and a range of computer services, 20-30% discount to voluntary sector organisations. Phone 020 8777 2921, email: info@ITCroydon.co.uk
JADe provides generic and specialised IT services to a variety of non-profits, such as Action Aid, Global Witness, Ramblers Association. Have also created a 'contacts-centric' database system for charities, C2.
Roger Jones has worked in arts and voluntary sectors as an IT consultant and trainer for 7 years. Includes customising Access databases. Phone 0795 766 3094, email: email@example.com
Personal Computer Services specialises in charity computer systems and networks. Based in Oxford.
PurpleZebra A social enterprise in Mansfield, Notts.
Seeds for Change Linux advice/consultancy - free for social and environmental campaigns groups.
Senior IT and security specilaists, based in Nottingham.
Vermont Systems Based in Hampshire, computers, software installation and support, basic accounting packages. 10 per cent discount for charities.
- Happy Computers Charity discount,
usually extended to all voluntary orgs - approx. 40% off. Programme
of courses on popular software and systems, also do customised and onsite
by arrangement. Online (web based) training is available from their
offshoot, Learnfish, email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Computers is the first training company to
achieve the Gold Standard of the Institute of IT Training, meaning that
100% of trainers are accredited. Cityside House, 40 Adler Street, London,
E1 1EE, phone 020 7375 7300, email: email@example.com
- 3tc Aiming
to make ICT available to all third sector organisations in Merseyside
through training and services. A partnership of voluntary, public and
private sector companies. Phone 0151 285 4000.
- Computercraft. See above.
- IT 4 Communities is
volunteering brokering service enabling IT professionals to provide
technical help/advice to charities and community
End to Scottish Highlands. With 4,000 volunteers helping about
1,500 groups at summer 07, this is a
good source of consultancy.
- Lasa has an IT
Consultancy service, Consultancy costs from£300
(+VAT) per day for advice agencies, small voluntary sector organisations
(under 10 paid staff) and Black and Ethnic Minority organisations
(at Sept 02). Phone 020 7377 1226, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Learning and Skill Councils in
England should be good sources of cheap training.
- Other possible sources of training at special rates for charities etc. are local further or higher education colleges. For instance, Roehampton Institute - phone 020 8932 3454, email: email@example.com
- IT for Charities An
IT consultancy for the sector run by Ivor Wainewright mainly focusing
on marketing and fundraising. The web site gives info. on software,
organisations, CD databases etc.
- NFP Techno An email newsletter
on IT/fundraising for non-profits, of variable usefulness, connected
with Conference House.