090319 ICT Budgeting for Funding Advisers

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Presentation made to funding advisers at a meeting of the Big Lottery Fund Helper Agency Network in south east England

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  • 090319 ICT Budgeting for Funding Advisers

    1. 1. Better ICT Budgeting Mark Walker ICT Champion for South East England
    2. 2. About me <ul><li>SCIP, Brighton </li></ul><ul><li>Helping VCOs make best use of ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Work across region </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ChangeUp Consortia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support organisations: CVS, volunteer centres </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development workers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funders, suppliers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training, awareness-raising, signposting, support </li></ul>
    3. 3. Regional ICT Priorities <ul><li>Support to enable appropriate use of ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Working with funders </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Support for consortia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using ICT to improve support services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better ICT support available to front line organisations </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Funding for what? <ul><li>Operations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Networks, servers, internet access, skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases, websites, publications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites, email, telephones, mobiles, SMS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Services/support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet access, community websites, outreach </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Better Budgeting <ul><li>Not just boxes and wires </li></ul><ul><li>Capital and revenue </li></ul><ul><li>Linked to overall goals, eg: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth and development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training and professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ What do we want to do and how can ICT help us?” </li></ul>
    6. 6. Ten Items for an ICT Budget <ul><li>Hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><li>Installation </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Backup </li></ul><ul><li>Consumables </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband </li></ul><ul><li>Web hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul>
    7. 7. www.ictknowledgebase.org.uk
    8. 8. What are the barriers? <ul><li>For VCO staff and volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>For development workers </li></ul><ul><li>For funding advisers </li></ul><ul><li>For funders </li></ul>
    9. 9. What are the barriers? <ul><li>Lack of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Bigger budgets but no extra funding </li></ul><ul><li>Core funding vs project funding </li></ul><ul><li>Funders have capital not revenue </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t know where to get help </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t know what to ask for </li></ul><ul><li>Too little time/too many other priorities </li></ul>
    10. 10. Any other questions? <ul><li>Keep up to date with ICT-related issues at my website: www.seictchampion.org.uk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding news </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Top tips </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact me </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark Walker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>07956 627116 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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