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Q: Where can I get free computing advice?

Regional ICT Champions

There are nine regionally-based champions for ICT working across England with ChangeUp consortia.  (ICT? That's "Information and Communications Technology" - computers and the Internet).

The ICT champions are people  with a track record of giving reliable and authoritative ICT advice to the voluntary and community sector, Funded by Capacitybuilders and coordinated by NAVCA, they help ensure that ICT plays a positive role in sustaining a strong and effective third sector.

"Our work is to build the capacity of established networks and support services at local, regional and national levels, to develop resources and to provide signposting so that organisations can use technology more efficiently and effectively. We support members of ChangeUp Consortia, local support and development organisations (such as a CVS’), Volunteer Centres and other specialist support agencies working with third sector staff, volunteers and trustees".

The regional ICT Champion for NW England is Peter Dunn This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The regional ICT Champions website answers frequently asked questions about Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and how it can help the third sector. It is aimed at staff and volunteers from, charities, community groups, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations.

It offers short, jargon-free answers and links you to useful information elsewhere on the Internet and information is linked to

  • a boxed set of cards which you can order through the site.
  • a number of downloadable information sheets