iT4C (IT for Communities) was set up by the WCIT Charity to bring together would-be volunteers and charities requiring IT support. Since that time, it has registered several thousand volunteers serving a not dissimilar number of charities, and delivered over £6.25m worth of support in terms of business benefit to the charity sector. iT4Communities (iT4C) now operates as an independent entity, CITA.
In education, the Company began a programme of support to the Lilian Baylis Technology School, which had been branded as a failing school in a report. The main focus has been raising the aspirations of students, advising the school on ICT issues, providing governors and providing the students with IT career information. The results of the Company’s support showed dramatic success, with the school being ranked in the top 5% for “added value” performance in 2003.