Resource Centre

Regulating Bodies and Registers
  • Charity Commission's Register of Charities
  • Financial Services Authority (FSA) Register
  • HMRC Charities
  • Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)

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Bytes of Learning
  • Bytes of Learning
  • UltraKey 5.0 FAQs  

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  • Cisco Corporate Citizenship Report (PDF)
  • Cisco Networking Academy Programme
  • Community and Philanthropy
  • Community Investment
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Grants and Product Donations
  • Education and Economic Development

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Eagle Conferencing
  • Eagle Conferencing 

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  • Flickr
  • Flickr FAQs

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  • Huddle
  • Huddle Support Centre

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  •  Mailshell

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  • Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum: Whether you are entirely new to computing or have some experience, this curriculum will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers. From using the Internet, to sending e-mail, to creating a résumé, the Digital Literacy Curriculum helps you develop the essential skills you need to begin computing with confidence:

    • Computer Basics
    • Internet and the WorldWide Web
    • Productivity Programs
    • Computer Security & Privacy
    • Digital Lifestyles

    To find out more, please visit Microsoft Digital Literacy.

  • Community Affairs at Microsoft UK: Microsoft UK's aim is to build UK prosperity, both socially and economically, through their Citizenship programmes. To find out more, please visit Community Affairs at Microsoft UK.

  • Education Licensing Programme: Microsoft offers software and licences at a major discount through their Education Licensing programme to all schools, educational institutions and registered charities in the UK.

    You can purchase educational software and licences from an Authorised Education Reseller. You can find a list at Microsoft Education by following the link “How to Buy”. For information about purchasing multiple licences, follow the link “Licensing”. For more information please contact the Education Department on 0870 60 70 800.

  • Licensing Programs for Healthcare and Life Sciences: Microsoft licensing programs offer healthcare and life sciences organisations of any size the right options for buying and managing multiple software licenses.

  • Authorised Refurbisher Scheme: Microsoft does not provide computer hardware direct to schools or charities. However, the Microsoft® Authorised Refurbisher Scheme helps organisations to donate PCs to schools, educational establishments and registered charities within the UK. For information on this scheme, and to find an organisation in your area that can provide refurbished hardware, please visit Microsoft Authorised Refurbisher (MAR) Worldwide and select United Kingdom.

  • Workability: The Workability project with Leonard Cheshire provides assistance to disabled people who are actively seeking to get into employment (or self-employment) through the provision of hardware, software & training. The project partners include Microsoft, the Princes Trust, Real Data Services, and the Government. To find out more, please visit Leonard Cheshire.

  • AbilityNet: Ability Net provide specialist consultancy and advice to disabled people on adapting IT to meet their needs (both software and hardware). To find out more, please visit AbilityNet.

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  • SAP Global

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  • Trovus
  • Short demonstration of Trovus Revelations™

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  • Winfrasoft
  • Step by step overview of Winfrasoft VPN-Q 2006 on

Other Suppliers of Donated or Discounted Software or Technology Products
  • Academia
  • Adobe Software Donations Programme
  • Charity Logistics
  • Citnexus
  • Civica Services Ltd
  • Google For Non-Profits
  • Insight
  • IT for Charities
  • National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
  • Phoenix Software
  • Pugh Computers
  • Salesforce Foundation

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Other Useful Resources
  • The ICT Hub Suppliers Directory lists suppliers of ICT goods and services to the voluntary and community sector in England and it’s FREE to use. This online directory lists high quality suppliers of a wide range of products and services specifically for the voluntary and community sector across all English regions.
  • In Kind Direct re-distributes new goods donated by some of Britain’s best-known manufacturers and retailers to hundreds of voluntary organisations working at home and abroad. Founded in 1996, In Kind Direct became operational in 1997 and has since gone on to assist 4,000 charities, working with over 700 donor businesses and funders. In Kind Direct is proud to be one of "The Prince's Charities".

  • The Hampton Fund is a non-profit company dedicated to bringing rewarding careers to individuals around the world, regardless of background. It is part of the Microsoft Academy Program and currently works with the United Nations internationally, as well as the Prince's Trust in the UK. The Fund sponsors scholarships for individuals to train for new careers in IT (using .NET 2.0 technologies).

  • Ethical Property Foundation’s Property Advice Service offers commercial property advice to charities and voluntary organisations across London and Bristol. The service includes a comprehensive website, an advice helpline, property healthchecks and referrals to a register of property experts for more technical queries.

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Pro Bono Help

  • Bar Pro Bono Unit helps link charities with barristers.
  • Charity Property Help offers free one-hour consultation for charities on property issues.
  • The Glass-House is a charity offering design advice for community groups.
  • it4Communities is a brokerage service for IT professionals, working with individual volunteers rather than companies.
  • LawWorks is a brokerage service to help solicitors offering pro bono services find charities that need help. Usually works with organisations with annual incomes below £500,000.
  • Professionals4Free is a portal for voluntary organisations, professionals and pro bono brokerage services that want to find each other.
  • ProHelp is a general interest pro bono network of 800 companies started by Business in the Community. It is organised locally, with 27 groups across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.