Tata Consultancy Services Pro Bono Community Fund 2015

Tata Consultancy Services
Pro Bono Community Fund
2015 Application Form
I invite your organisation to visualise how technology, and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), can
improve the way you create an impact our community and environment.
TCS is a leading IT services, consulting, and business solutions organisation. I am excited to
announce that in 2015, TCS will offer our services, free of charge, to select not-for-profit
Whether your IT needs are small or large, innovative or general enhancements to existing
systems, we would be delighted to hear from you. Our services include front-end application and
website development, IT consulting and technology optimisation, digitisation and digital
transformation, and software testing and deployment.
The TCS pro bono Community Fund in Australia draws inspiration from our pro bono work in India,
where we have leveraged our IT competence to create an Adult Literacy Program. Since its
inception in 2000 the program has impacted the lives of almost 200,000 across India. In addition,
TCS India has worked extensively in the health sector, providing:
Integrated hospital management systems, clinical lab equipment integration, and cancer
registries at the Cancer Institute in Chennai
National retina disease registry system for Retina India Foundation
Patient care system for Operation Smile – an international NGO that provides free surgery
for cleft lips, palates, and other facial deformities
Donor management systems for organisations such as Impact India Foundation (focused on
supporting people with disabilities), Childline India Foundation (focused on the rights and
protection of children), and Mumbai Mobile Crèches (child care).
I hope that in 2015 we can work together to increase the impact your organisation can make on
our community and environment. We look forward to receiving your application.
Kind regards,
Deborah Hadwen
CEO, TCS Australia and New Zealand
Information for Applicants: TCS Pro Bono Community Fund
Selection criteria
Australian community organisations that are registered not-for-profits, are invited to apply for pro
bono support from TCS.
Your application should address the following aspects:
1. Project outline
2. Your organisation’s contribution to the project
3. Impact of the project on your organisation and/or the benefits for the Australian community
4. Alignment of your organisation to one or more of TCS’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
focus areas - health, education, environment, and Australia-India relations
Successful applicants will enter into a partnership agreement with TCS, which will include project
management support from TCS’ CSR group, a commitment to project delivery timeframes, and
collaborative marketing opportunities.
Important dates and submission process
The application process for the 2015 TCS Pro Bono Program opens on 1 December 2014.
Applications may include a one-page cover letter and should be submitted along with this
application form via email to anz.csr@tcs.com. Applications close at 9am Monday 16 February
TCS will notify applicants of the outcome, in March 2015.
Assessment process
Projects will be assessed against the criteria by TCS’ CSR group in February 2015.
Information and assistance
Should you need further information and assistance with the process, please write to our CSR
group at anz.csr@tcs.com
Information for Applicants: TCS Pro Bono Community Fund
About your organisation
Not-for-profit and/or charity status:
Annual report (Please insert a weblink):
Contact person name:
Contact person role:
Contact person email:
Contact person phone:
Please provide an overview of your organisation (For example - What are your objectives? Who
are your beneficiaries? What is your approach?)
About your project
We have suggested some aspects you may like to address, but we understand you may not be
able to respond to all the questions – please consider only whatever is applicable to you.
1. Project context
What is the background to this project? Why is it needed? Why now?
2. Project summary
What help do you need? What are you trying to achieve?
3. Project scope and size
What is within and outside the scope of the project? What is the scale of the project? Is it at a
national level targeting 100,000 stakeholders or for a local project reaching about 50 stakeholders?
4. Project deliverables
What are the outputs for this project? What do you want TCS to deliver? Are there critical
deadlines that need to be considered?
5. Project status
Are you currently working on this project? If so, what is the status? What resources have already
been invested?
6. Timeframe
What is the timeframe for each stage of the project? When does the project need to start and what
is the projected completion date?
7. Resourcing and organisational context
Which aspects will TCS be responsible for, and which aspects will your organisation work on? Do
you have a dedicated team or person already working on this project? Do you want TCS to work
from your office or remotely?
8. Estimated cost of the project
Please estimate, if you can, the amount of time that this project will take and detail any costs which
are additional to staff time, such as travel
The impact of your project
Please provide an outline of the impact that this project will have on either your organisation or the
impact on the Australian community.
Alignment with TCS’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program
TCS Australia’s CSR program focuses our efforts and resources in four areas, which are health,
education, environment, and Australia - India relations. Please describe how your organisation and
the planned project align to the objectives of our CSR program.
You are welcome to attach any additional documentation.
For more information, contact anz.csr@tcs.com
About Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
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organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of
certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio
of IT and IT-enabled infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This is
delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model TM, recognized as the
benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata Group,
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