Web Design for Charities and Voluntary Organisations

We particularly enjoy the web designs that we have done to help charities, voluntary organisations and non-profit groups. When going the extra mile for a customer (which we do on a frequent basis), it is nice to feel that we are contributing to worthwhile causes.

The corner-stone of our business is customer satisfaction. We put a lot of effort into ensuring customers have a professional, modern design that suits their needs and works for them. We also provide a very good after-sales service and are available via phone, text or email at all reasonable times.

We are proud that much of our work is now coming from recommendations.

Individual, Non-Template Design

We never just change the colours of an existing template. All of our websites are designed from scratch to the exact needs and requirements of your charity or voluntary organisation.

Bury St Edmunds Scouts

Mobile-friendly Wordpress website design

The menus were created using an image of a wooden plank; the top photo collage was encased with sticks.

This wooden theme was carried through to images lower down the page.

Mobile-friendly CMS for Bury St Edmunds Scouts

Content management system for Bury St Edmunds District Scouts.

Professional, Carefully Structured Websites

We spend time with you working out what message/s need to be got across. Then we discuss with you different ways of using design to achieve this.

Triple S

Mobile-friendly Wordpress web redesign

Buttons guide users to the choices appropriate for each section.

Mobile-friendly CMS for Triple S

Content management system for Triple S, a non-profit group for data interchange standards.

Affordable Websites with a Flexible Pricing Structure

We offer registered charities in England and the UK a reduced-price website design service. There is no VAT. We also extend these discounts to voluntary organisations and not-for-profit groups.

All websites are responsive. Most websites are fixed-price designs and we offer three types of service.

  • Quality website design service - for those who wish to take advantage of our charity discount and yet still have a website with more sophisticated design features and a more complex structure.
  • Silver website design service - for websites with a medium design complexity.
  • Budget website design service - for those who are happy for a simple, attractive design in a style of their choice.

As an optional extra, a copywriting service is available.

See below for a summary of our charity discount prices for web design and hosting.

Brochure Site or Content Management System?

We are equally happy to create either a brochure site or a Content Management System (CMS).

  • Brochure - we create a complete online site for you and we make updates at your request. Ideal for those who dislike using computers themselves and for sites that rarely change.
  • Content Mangement System (CMS) - gives you the freedom to add and delete pages, to change page content and to have a blog and news posts. Other functionality such as an Ecommerce facility can also be added.

With CMS sites, you choose how much assistance you wish. We can:

  • Create the entire site, incuding every page, news item and blog article.
  • Create a uniquely-designed framework, including the home page, contact page and a sample inner page and news item/blog article, and then give you detailed instructions and training so that you can save money by creating the other pages yourself.

Websites Designed for Some UK Charities and Voluntary Organisations

AMSR

www.amsr.org.uk

A UK market and social research charity

Content management system for AMSR,a UK market and social research charity

Bury St Edmunds District Scouts

Informal site under development for Bury St Edmunds District Scouts

Website design in development for Bury St Edmunds Scouts

The Research Network

www.research-network.org.uk

Clean design for a not-for-profit social group in London, England

Website design for The Research Network

Suffolk Freemasons

www.suffolkfreemason.org.uk/

Large site for mulitple users

Website redesign Suffolk Freemasons

MRBA

www.mrba.org.uk

Older redesign for Market Research Benevolent Association

Website redesign for MRBA, a UK charity

2015 World Scout Jamboree

Former temporary site

CMS for the Suffolk contingent

Wordpress web design for the Suffolk contingent of the 2015 World Scout Jamboree

Featured UK Charity Design

Customer: Medical Justice are a small UK charity who work to protect the health rights of immigration detainees.

Project: They wanted an affordable but professional website redesign that would help detainees, volunteeers and other visitors navigate quickly to the appropriate pages.

Results: We created a Wordpress content management system with consistent colour-coded menus and pages. The bottom set of menus were appropriate to each set of pages. The main top-level menus were always visible.

We used subtle shading to break up long complex pages. Large bold blocks of shading drew attention to important links or actions.

We created all of the initial pages and posts so that Medical Justice could simply edit, and add to, a fully working site.

Verdict: “We are very happy with the website and have had lots of positive feedback about how much easier it is to use!”

Not Your Style?

No problem. During the consultation stage, we explore both your design preferences and the needs of your charity, voluntary organisation or not-for-profit group. Then we create individual design(s) to meet your objectives.

Flexible Charity Web Design Prices - Designed to Combine Affordability and Quality

We offer reduced prices to UK charities and we do not charge VAT.

We have created different options for charities and not-for-profit groups so that they can choose one that matches the level of design complexity and page length that is required. Custsomers can also choose whether or not to have optional extras such as image galleries, proofreading and copywriting.

All websites include a responsive (mobile-friendly) design, search-engine submission and on-page SEO features.

Quality

Normal long pages,
or
Greater design complexity

First 2 pages

£450 - £550+

Extra pages

£15 - £60+

Extra page formats*1

£30 - £80+

Image gallery

£20 - £60+

per 10 images

£20 - £30

Included

2 designs

Mobile friendly

On-page SEO

Google map

Google & Bing submission

5 email addresses

Google Analytics

Post sales support

Silver

Medium length pages,
and
Medium design complexity

First 2 pages

£350 - £450

Extra pages

£15 - £45+

Extra page formats*1

£25 - £55+

Image gallery

£20 - £40

per 10 images

£20 - £30

Included

1 design

Mobile friendly

On-page SEO

Google map

Google & Bing submission

3 email addresses

Google Analytics

Post sales support

Budget

Shorter length pages,
and
Simple design complexity

First 2 pages

£250 - £350

Extra pages

£15 - £35+

Extra page formats*1

£20 - £40+

Image gallery

£20 - £40

per 10 images

£20 - £30

Included

1 draft design

Mobile friendly

On-page SEO

Google map

Google & Bing submission

2 email addresses

Google Analytics

Post sales support

Notes

*1 Extra Page Formats: As standard, we create the home page, an inner page, contact page (if the site has 3 pages or more). By default, the inner pages follow a similar format, but we can create different layouts for different pages if required.

Quality

Normal long pages,
or
Greater design complexity

Design & coding

£750 - £950+

Number pages*1

Unlimited

Extra page formats*2

£40 - £90+

Non-standard plugins*3

£40 - £90+

Pages Created by Us*4

£15 - £60+

Image gallery

£20 - £60+

per 10 images

£20 - £30

Included

2 designs

Mobile friendly

On-page SEO

Google map

Google & Bing submission

5 email addresses

Google Analytics

Speed plugins

Individual instructions

3-4 hours training

Post sales support

Silver

Medium length pages,
and
Medium design complexity

Design & coding

£600 - £700

Number pages*1

Unlimited

Extra page formats*2

£30 - £60+

Non-standard plugins*3

£40 - £90+

Pages Created by Us*4

£15 - £45+

Image gallery

£20 - £40

per 10 images

£20 - £30

Included

1 design

Mobile friendly

On-page SEO

Google map

Google & Bing submission

3 email addresses

Google Analytics

Speed plugins

Individual instructions

2-3 hours training

Post sales support

Budget

Shorter length pages,
and
Simple design complexity

Design & coding

£450 - £550

Number pages*1

Unlimited

Extra page formats*2

£20 - £40+

Non-standard plugins*3

£40 - £90+

Pages Created by Us*4

£15 - £35+

Image gallery

£20 - £40

per 10 images

£20 - £30

Included

1 draft design

Mobile friendly

On-page SEO

Google map

Google & Bing submission

2 email addresses

Google Analytics

Speed plugins

Individual instructions

2 hours training

Post sales support

A Few Notes

*1 Unlimited Pages and Posts: You may create as many pages or blog posts as you wish for Wordpress sites. Note, however, that our hosting package allows for up to 1GB space as standard, which is adequate for the vast majority of customers. If more space is required, this must be purchased.

*2 Extra Page Formats: As standard, we create the home page, an inner page, contact page and blog post formats. By default, the inner pages follow a similar format, but we can create different layouts for different pages if required.

*3 Non-standard Plugins: As part of our standard price, we add speed plugins and create special coding for SEO information. (This gives you the same functionality as SEO plugins used by other developers, but leads to a faster page loading time.) We are also happy to include certain image gallery plugins that we have used in the past.

*4 Pages Created by Us: Some customers wish us to create the initial pages and/or blog posts for them and they then take over the maintenance of these pages. As standard, we create the home page, an inner page, the contact page and a blog post.

Paypal

£500 - £600+

Extra pages

£30+

Proofreading / page

£5 - £10+

Copywriting / page

£20 - £60+

Domain transfer aid

Free

Email support / hour

£25

Domain names

Cost price to us

Image gallery images (optional)

Cost price to us

Significant changes after design*1

£100 - £200+

High level of changes after coding*2

£30 / hour

Notes

*1 Significant changes after design: We create designs based upon the guidelines you give us in our original meeting; these designs take approximately 3 days to create (Quality Option). We are happy for requested changes to go backwards and forwards between us 3-5 times providing these changes are amendments to one of the designs given. For the vast majority of customers, this is more-than adequate. If a customer significantly changes their mind about what type of design is required, then we are happy to create a new set of designs but would charge extra for this.

*2 High level of changes after coding: We expect a few small changes once people see a live site. We give you a very generous allowance of "change time"; this is spedccified in our original quotation and is based upon the size of the project. For the vast majority of customers, this is more-than adequate. Customers who wish to make large-scale changes to text, images or design after coding, however, will need to pay extra.

Website or email changes

£30 per hour

Notes

Charity reduction: This is a small reduction from our normal fee of £40 per hour. A Content Management System (CMS) could enable you to make these changes yourself and so reduce these ongoing fees.

Hosting Fees

Payable monthly by standing order

Brochure

£5

Wordpress*1

£10

More than 1GB*2

+£2.50 per 500Mb

Ecommerce

20+

Domain Renewal

Payable monthly by standing order*3

.co.uk and .org.uk

75p

.com, .org and .net

£1.50

Notes

*1 Wordpress: Wordpress has frequent updates; sometimes, these updates cause problems with previously working plugins. As part of our hosting, we oversee updates. If problems can be fixed easily, we do so. Occasionally, if updates cause a significant problem, we would need to give the customer an additional quotation.

*2 More than 1GB: 1GB is more-than-adequate for the vast majority of customers.

*3 Domain renewal: Some customers prefer to manage their own domain renewals.


Where We Are

Unique Websites are based near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Unique Websites are based near Bury St Edmunds, close to the Suffolk / Norfolk border. As we are close to the junction of the A14, the A134 and the A34, we are convenient for many customers in East Anglia.

We have worked successfully with charities and companies in other parts of the UK. In these cases, a mix of phone calls / Skype and emails has worked very well.

As with all of our customers, we are at the other end of a phone or email whenever help is needed. We pride ourselves on offering very high levels of support.

A Few Customer Testimonials

  • We are very happy with the website and have had lots of positive feedback about how much easier it is to use! ... it looks fantastic, everyone's really chuffed with it!

    Medical Justice, a UK charity

  • Fantastic ... Excellent! ... The site looks really great! Ian Brace, our Chairman, will be making a special thank you announcement to you both for your great work on the website. ... The Unique Websites team was great to work with and we would recommend them.

    MRBA, the Market Research Beneveolent Association

  • We are delighted with the end product. John has been very patient and listened to our requirements and constantly offers advice to improve the site and its content.

    Great Barton Scouts, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

  • Thank you so much for your help and patience. It has been great working with you. We are very pleased with the result ... We have been really impressed with the work. Thank you very much for all the things you have done and not charged for.

    Medical Justice, UK charity

  • Congratulations. This looks great. It gives us something to be proud of.

    AMSR