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TCS pledges $1million in tech expertise for Australian charities

SYDNEY | MUMBAI, August 21, 2017: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, today announced it will provide free IT and technology expertise to 12 not-for-profit organisations in Australia.


The annual TCS Community Innovation Program delivers in-kind TCS services valued collectively at more than $1 million (AUD), in areas such as application and website development, IT consulting and technology optimisation.


Among the recipients are medical charities and social enterprises, including four organisations that aim to improve the wellbeing of indigenous Australians: Robert de Castella’s Indigenous Marathon Foundation; the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives; First Australians Capital; and the Kaiela Institute.


Announcing the grants, Anil Snehi, Vice President of TCS Australia and NZ, said:


“Technology can play an enormous role in helping to address health, social, and environmental challenges. Enabling not-for-profits to leverage our global IT expertise will make a tangible and measurable difference to these organisations, their clients and the Australian community.”


The TCS Community Innovation Program in Australia draws inspiration from the company’s philanthropic activities in India, where it is headquartered. TCS’s parent company is majority owned by charitable trusts.


In 2016, six Australian not-for-profits collectively shared free IT and technology support from TCS: the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre, Cystic Fibrosis New South Wales, HeartKids Australia, Hunter Medical Research Institute, the Penguin Foundation, and the Royal Hospital for Women’s Foundation.


Karen Iles, Tata’s Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for Australia and New Zealand, said:


“TCS’s corporate social responsibility programs are about empowering individuals and communities to create positive social and environmental impact. We are thrilled to be putting our IT expertise to work to help these outstanding organisations create a positive impact.”


Andrew Sholl for TCS

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Beneficiaries of the TCS Community Innovation Program 2017



Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation

New website and online support network for family and friends impacted by pancreatic cancer

Camp Quality

Modifications to the Camp Quality app for children dealing with cancer, known as the ‘Kids Guide to Cancer’

Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM)

Online systems to support the contribution of Indigenous nurses and midwives in primary care

First Australians Capital

Virtual start-up incubator to assist Indigenous start-ups to access capital raising advice

Heart of Foundation of Victoria

New website to support the Chain of Survival program that aims to improve heart attack and cardiac arrest survival in Victoria

Hello Sunday Morning

New website to support 1,000-plus more Australians to reduce their alcohol intake every year

Indigenous Marathon Foundation

Running-based app specifically targeted to Indigenous athletes, including health and cultural information

Kaiela Institute, Shepparton

Knowledge management systems to better store and share Indigenous cultural artifacts in the Goulburn Murray region.

Motor Neurone Disease Australia

Technological solutions, enabling access to support and care information for people dealing with Motor Neurone Disease, who may increasingly find paper-based information difficult to handle

National Children’s and Youth Law Centre

Website enhancements to assist at-risk young Australians to better access legal advice

The Smith Family

Assist in developing the next phase of a five-year IT strategy for Australia’s largest children’s education charity

State Library of NSW Foundation

The support from TCS will assist the State Library of NSW to develop a business plan to improve customer relationship management and engagement