Missing People is delighted to announce that we will be the shared beneficiary of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) Charity IT award, alongside CALM (The Campaign against Living Miserably). This was a highly competitive process, from 76 charities down to two lucky winners.
The grant will truly help the charity to realise the One Safe Click project, which has digital transformation at its heart. Both charities will receive £300K over three years, with many offers of other potential support from WCIT.
Jo Youle, Chief Executive of Missing People, said: “This opportunity to work with WCIT and its members is significant, and the funding from their Charity IT Award truly transformative. WCIT is the perfect partner for our One Safe Click project that aims to enable more vulnerable people to access the charity’s help in the way they want to reach us, and for us to begin organisational digital transformation to support this.
Working together with WCIT and CALM, we see huge opportunity to share learning that will have significant benefit for the voluntary sector, especially Helpline providers.”
Gary Moore, a trustee of the WCIT Charity, said: “We are very enthusiastic about the possibilities to help these two charities achieve their ambitions and also to build expertise and experience to assist other charities in this critical technology area. We are at our best when we use not just our money but also our members’ expertise. So we believe that the outcome from this award could take us to some very exciting places.”