Information technology (IT) and web grants can help organisations to deliver services, innovate, build their capacity and add value to their business.
What we can support
- Hardware including servers and computers (generally a maximum of one laptop, desktop or tablet per person)
- “Off the shelf” software, database development, apps and office applications
- Website design, creation and upgrades
- ICT system establishment costs
- Capacity building projects or feasibility studies, particularly those involving other not-for-profit organisations
Note: Lotterywest support for a feasibility study does not guarantee Lotterywest support for subsequent stages of the project
What we won’t support
- Ongoing operating items or expenses including mobile phones, renting IT equipment and the maintenance of computing systems including cloud computing
- Customisation of software, including apps for individual organisations
- ICT to deliver a government contracted or purchased service
- Replacement of ICT infrastructure previously purchased with a Lotterywest Grant
Note: Please call a member of our Grants team if you think you have a case for us to provide support in any of the above areas.
What is a Technical Needs Assessment?
A Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) provides your organisation with the information needed to make decisions about investment in technology.
A TNA should establish a clear link between your organisation’s strategic plan, proposed technology and the business outcomes required.
The TNA should outline what your organisation does, what else needs to be done, and how newer technology will help your organisation achieve its goals. A staff member may undertake the TNA for your organisation or you may engage an external “expert” to provide information about the possibilities technology can offer based on the needs you identify.
How to Create a Technology Needs Assessment and Planning Your Technology Initiatives are helpful online resources. Other information you may source, to guide you through the development of a TNA. We encourage you to use these, along with other information you may source, to guide you through the development of a TNA.