Our Volunteers bring current and specific IT skills to your project

Why would you use our IT Project Delivery Service?

You have identified and planned an IT project to improve your organisation’s use of IT and now need the specialist skills essential to deliver that project in a timely and cost-effective manner. However, you don’t have the necessary expertise in your Charity and you don’t have the funds required to buy those skills in.

Our Volunteers provide their skills for free, reducing the overall cost of your project and increasing its viability.

What do we mean by IT?

Information Technology (IT) is a term used to describe how an organisation manages the storage and communication of the data it needs to achieve its operational and strategic objectives. It includes:

  • Hardware and infrastructure, e.g. broadband, smartphones, laptops, PCs, networks (wired and wireless), security, cloud services.
  • Internal systems and processes to increase organisational efficiency, e.g. accounting system, document management system, customer relationship management system.
  • Flexible communication tools for service users and other stakeholders, e.g. web sites, e-newsletters, social media, video conferencing, online design tools.
  • Service delivery, e.g. databases, case management, web-based forms, client surveys.
  • Digital-first products and services, e.g. mobile apps, virtual reality apps, medical devices.

Charities need the best IT! 

Why would you use our IT Project Delivery Service?

  • To help deliver an IT project.
  • To gain external, objective advice and recommendations.
  • To gain access to our volunteers’ specialized expertise.
  • To have access to temporary help during a one-time project where the hiring of a permanent employee(s) is prohibitive.
  • To assist with outsourcing all or part of your IT services.

What are the benefits of using this service?

  •  Our Volunteers have many years’ experience delivering IT solutions in a variety of organisations of differing sizes and operating in   many different business sectors.
  •  Our volunteers use their experience from previous assignments to solve the problems and challenges that you face. Our volunteers study, consider the facts, ask questions, challenge the norm and then make a recommendation or a decision.
  •  They will work with you to improve the structure and efficiency of your IT, by providing guidance on how best to improve it to ensure your processes are as efficient and cost effective as possible.

The technical knowledge our Volunteers can provide can help to ensure that your IT projects are completed successfully in areas such as:

  • Web site development
  • Hardware and Network development
  • CRM systems
  • Accounting Systems
  • and lots more…

Our Volunteers will help you avoid complications and significantly improve your project’s likelihood of success.

What are the costs?

CITA is a small charity, and funding is often the most challenging part of fulfilling our aims. Whilst we try to cover our modest running costs through funding from partners, grants and other sources, we also ask that charities contribute towards the administrative costs of providing the services required.

The volunteers registered with CITA provide their services on a pro bono basis, i.e. free of charge.

The administration fee is only charged to charities with an annual income over £50,000, and for an IT Project Delivery Service, the one-off fee is £250. The admin fee is payable within 30 days from the date that your request goes live to our volunteers.

IT Project Delivery Service 

Charity income below £50,000:                      No Charge

Charity income above £50,000:                      £250

Please note that a Charity must  register with CITA before any services can be requested. Registration is free of charge.

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