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Six not-for-profits win in TCS Pro Bono program

Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015

Information Age

Where over $1 million in support will be deployed.

Six Australian not-for-profits (NFPs) will collectively share over $1 million of free IT and technology support from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) under a community program launched earlier this year.

The successful NFPs - HeartKids Australia, Cystic Fibrosis NSW, Hunter Medical Research Institute, the Royal Hospital for Women Foundation, the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre and the Penguin Foundation – were named at an event late last month.

The program is designed to reward NFPs that have ideas on how they can use technology to “create a significant and positive impact on their communities and their environment”, TCS said.

Information Age reported back in February that 2015 is the first year that TCS has run a formal program supporting the NFP sector in this region.

In previous years, TCS Australia and New Zealand CEO Deborah Hadwen said its support of NFPs had been “opportunistic”.

“We were working with some organisations supporting causes but there was a time when we took a step back and said, 'Actually, I think this is something we could do better and bigger',” she said.

Five months on, the program has found its first six participants, which sought support for a variety of projects.

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