Sources of free charity laptops and computers, IT support, grant funding for tech, plus sources of free software, including CRM and website hosting
And if you're Scottish (like me!), there's the Scottish Tech Army.
Whilst not free and I don't normally recommend private companies, Pam Vick has been hugely helpful in supporting Charity Excellence, so check out the Gallery Partnership. They provide an entire suite of affordable IT services and software systems for charities.
These are just a a smal selection of the tech grant funding and resources from the free Charity Excellence resource base and its Funding Finder database.
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Here are some of the 50+ tech funders in the Funding Finder database - use the Tech search category.
Rather than search for a funder of technology, look for a funder who would be interested in what their grant would achieve. Here are some ideas:
If you want more like these, download the Start-Ups & new Ideas, or the Crisis & Growth funder lists from the income questionnaire.
Alternatively, look for funders who would be intetested in your project outcomes. For example, if your project will support young people's mental health, try funders that support young people and/or mental health. The free Funding Finder database will do this for you, including filtering funders, to find those that meet both categories.
The Charity Excellence Framework taps into the huge collective expertise of the sector, using its 1000s of resource base links. Here are a couple.
Find funders using the Funding Finder database and 50+ funder lists; including a search category for tech funding.
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