Information Technology

AboutCookies is a guide to deleting and controlling cookies stored on your cumputer or, if your web site uses Cookies, how to comply with the Uk Cookies Law. The site is brought to you by OUT-LAW, part of international law firm Pinsent Masons.

Accessible Web Search Engine

This is Google's accessible web search version of their main search engine designed to list the sites more accessible for the visually impaired.

Alison - The FREE Global Learning Experience

Free Online IT training (I/ECDL) and Psychometric testing. ALISON enables anyone, anywhere, to educate themselves via interactive multimedia for FREE.

ALT - the Association for Learning Technology

ALT is a professional and scholarly association which seeks to bring together all those with an interest in the use of learning technology.

Araucaria Computing

Araucaria Computing support the special ICT needs of the voluntary sector. Friendly, accessible and affordable service in the following areas: Hardware and software installation and configuration, troubleshooting and fixing problems, planning and building local networks Email, world-wide web and the Internet; Web site design ; Desktop publishing ; ICT Training

BBC Computer Tutor

Computer Tutor - basic skills tuition in a friendly, well-designed and FUN course

BBC webwise

Everything you need to know about using the internet


Browsealoud is a subscription-based solution to speech enable website content. It is unique in its delivery concept. The software is free to download and the information service provider pays an annual charge to speech enable their web site. Browsealoud enabling your web site will assist in the navigation of your site for the following sections of the population: Low literacy and reading skills; Where English is not the first language; Dyslexic Community; Mild visual impairment.

BT Community Connections

...the nationwide award scheme that connects thousands of local community and voluntary groups to the internet. Since the scheme started in 2000 more than 3,400 community groups have received internet-ready PCs and internet connections from BT Community Connections. For Year Three of the scheme, winning groups will receive IT equipment worth approximately £1,300.

BT Community Website Builder

Allows registered UK charities, non-profit making organisations and volunteer led groups or organisations to build and maintain their own web site FREE of charge.

Charity Learning Consortium

The Charity Learning Consortium provides cost effective eLearning into the charity and voluntary sectors.

Charity Technology Trust

Charity Technology Trust (CTT) is a registered UK charity (number 1073954) formed to increase the efficiency of other charities by using new technology and the internet.

Citizens Online

Citizens Online is a national charity committed to researching and addressing the issues of Universal Internet Access and promoting digital inclusion. Our vision is to make the benefits of digital technologies easy to access and usable by all, to promote a just and inclusive society.

Community Broadband Network

Working together we can make sure that the benefits of broadband reach all communities, and the people who live and work in them

Community Web

Search engine with content specific to the voluntary and community sector


Jargon-free magazine on the use of IT in the voluntary and community sector


Offer UK Charities and NonProfit Organisations, Schools, Colleges and Universities with discounted web hosting, web design and content management

CTX Programme

The CTX Programme is brought to you by Charity Technology Trust (CTT) in partnership with the not-for-profit technology capacity building organisation TechSoup. It currently distributes Microsoft and Cisco product donations to the UK charity sector. Products include operating system software, productivity software, publishing software, server software and hardware products. There is a small Administrative Fee to cover the costs of the programme, however savings are in the order of 92-96% on retail prices. In order to participate, organisations are required to meet specific Eligibility Criteria.

Digital Inclusion Advisors

Delivering social inclusion through technology: Free advice to your Local Strategic Partnership

Digital Unite

Digital Unite's mission is to develop IT literacy, via appropriate training, to those who might not otherwise find access easy. Digital Unite does this via a UK-wide network of mobile, self-employed, Digital Unite licensed trainers.

Donate a PC

Welcome to the free 'matchmaking' service for individuals and organisations to donate un-needed hardware (computers, printers etc) to UK charities, not-for-profit organisations and educational establishments.

E-Learning Centre

The e-Learning Centre is a free information resource about e- learning and learning technologies.

eLearning Network (eLN)

The eLearning Network (eLN) is a non-profit, Community Interest Company run by the elearning community for the elearning community.


Providing IT services and technical support to the voluntary sector throughout Yorkshire and the Humber.

e-Skills Passport

Your e-skills Passport gives you a profile of your IT user skills so you can see at a glance where you have gaps and plan your training accordingly. As you improve your skills, you update your e-skills Passport and set new targets for yourself. This lets you keep track of your skills over time. Because e-skills Passport is completely web-based, you can access your passport from any computer with an internet connection.

Everybody Online

The EverybodyOnline Hub creates resources and training packages which support the delivery of digital inclusion and Internet learning activities in the community.

Free contact management database

Lasa is making its AIMS contact management database available free of charge to all agencies across the third sector.

FreeCharity has been launched today. We offer free IT services to non-profit organisations, initially in the UK. Although we plan to offer a variety of services, we intend to concentrate on providing easy to maintain websites based upon WordPress.

FreetoCharities - Web Sites

Free simple website development, hosting and maintenance. If your organisation does not have a web site, is unable to develop a web site and uses the English language.

Freeware Guide

Your guide to the Best Free Software and Freeware Sites

Go On

Go On is a website designed to help people take their first steps with computers and the internet. Registered users get access to an easy-to-use email system and a wide range of online courses that cover everything from turning a computer on to surfing the internet.

Grow Your Charity Online

Google has teamed up with Media Trust and Charity Technology Trust to launch Grow Your Charity Online. There are stacks of free tools to try, and you could even get extra support from Google Grants. Better still, you don’t need to be a computer whiz to start seeing results.

Happy Computers - Free Manuals

We have a full range of Microsoft Office manuals for you to download for free!

ICT Champions National Web Site

Offers answers to frequently asked questions about Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and how it can help the third sector.

ICT Hub - Suppliers Directory

The ICT Hub Suppliers Directory is an online directory of suppliers of ICT goods and services to the voluntary and community sector. The directory lists suppliers offering their services and products in England.

ICT Hub - Voluntary Sector

What is the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Hub - A group of voluntary sector organisations who have come together to plan and deliver a co-ordinated framework of ICT guidance, good practice, advice and support for voluntary and community organisations, accessible at a local level. Their aim is to improve voluntary and community sector ICT infrastructure so that voluntary and community organisations are enabled to achieve their missions more efficiently and effectively through the better use of ICT. They also run a helpdesk service on 0800 2798 798


A guide to internet, email and e-services for Charities and the Not For Profit Sector

IT for charities

Resource guide for UK charities and non-profit organisations


iT4Communities links professionals with charities for IT-related projects, such as building databases and websites.


On-line Guide to IT for the Voluntary Sector


Microformats are a set of simple open data format standards that many are actively developing and implementing for more and better structured blogging and web microcontent publishing.

NPSL - Non-Profits in Second Life

Your one-stop source for blog posts and news from the world of non-profit organizations making a difference in Second Life

Phoenix Software

Software company offering special deals on software and training for the voluntary and community sector


The Centre collects redundant IT equipment from organisations and the public throughout the region and refurbishes it to high standards for donation to Schools, Charities, Voluntary and Community groups and other worthwhile causes.

RSC YH Social Networking Site

My RSC YH Space - RSC YH Social Networking Site. MySpace type site to support teachers and managers who embed e-Learning in to their provision in Yorkshire and Humber

Silver Surfers

Surfing the net for the over 50s


Download freeware and shareware software programmes

Social Source Commons

Social Source Commons is a place to share lists of software tools that you already use, gain knowledge and support, and discover new tools. It’s a place to meet people with similar needs and interests and answer the question: what tools do they use?

UK Circuit Riders

Set up by LASA as part of a network of groups providing ICT support to the voluntary sector. Highly active, often very technical, brings together lots of experienced people who provide ICT support in the voluntary and community sector.

UK online

UK online centres aim to provide everyone in the UK with access to computers near to where they live, as well as help and advice on using them.

Virtual Riders

This site is not designed for experts or technicians but for people who have to deal with computer things in their organisation. It provides you with hints, ways to fix or deal with things and contacts to help you. It has a load of resources (programs, facts sheets, contacts etc.) mainly for people who don't have the time (or the inclination) to look after computers full time.

Database of technical IT terms


Have you ever wanted to convert files without the need to download software ? This is a FREE online file conversion service.


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