The WCIT Charity is the charitable arm of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT), a modern livery company with a deep commitment to philanthropy.

The WCIT Charity’s mission is to use its IT skills to make a difference. In its brief 25 year history, it has achieved a huge amount, including spinning-off two independent charities, the Charity IT Association and Lifelites; endowing a new school in Hammersmith; and supporting hundreds of individual causes through grants of almost £4 million. The WCIT Charity believes that its model of combining IT with funding, pro bono expertise and cross-charity collaboration adds exceptional value to the causes it supports.


With its focus on IT, the objectives of the WCIT Charity are:

  • The advancement of education and training of the public in matters related to information technology.
  • Promoting the effectiveness and efficiency of charities and the effective use of resources to achieve charitable purposes for the benefit of the public by the provision of advice and support in relation to information technology.
  • Subject to the points above, the provision of grants for such purposes as are charitable according to the law of England and Wales.

Or to put it another way, the WCIT Charity aims to be the leading facilitator of IT related charitable activities by leveraging the resources, funds and pro bono skills of the IT sector (commercial organisations, professional bodies and individuals), by partnering with carefully selected charities and by the generosity and charitable activities of all of the Company’s membership.

To download a copy of the 2016 Charity Report click here.

The WCIT Charity is registered as a charity under registration number 1113488. It is overseen by a Board of Directors (Trustees) chaired by Past Master, Jo Connell OBE DL.

About the WCIT

The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) is the 100th livery company of the City of London. It is a modern livery company guided by the four pillars of Industry, Fellowship, Education and Charity. It is proud of its vibrant and active membership and closely respects the history, heritage and traditions of the City of London. To find out more about the WCIT please click here.

Charitable priorities:

  • Enhancing opportunity for young people through more effective education.
  • Improving the quality of life for the disadvantaged, disabled and socially excluded.
  • Helping charities and other not-for-profit organisations get the best out of IT.
  • Improving the understanding of IT and its capabilities to the wider public.