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

The Research Network

www.research-network.org.uk

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

Website designfor The Research Network

Great Barton Scouts

www.gtbartonscouts.co.uk

Responsive web design for Bury St Edmunds Scout troop.

Brochure web design for Great Barton Scouts, Cubs and Beavers

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

Medical Justice

www.medicaljustice.org.uk

Web design for Medical Justice

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.

Website Design (or Redesign) Options

  •  

    Brochure

    First 2 pages

    Extra pages

    Extra page formats*1

     

    Wordpress

    Design and coding

    Number pages/blog posts

    Extra page formats*3

    Non-standard plugins*4

    Pages Created by Us*5

     

    Optional Extras

    Gallery framework

    Per 6 images

     

    Changes after Coding*6

     

    Paypal

    Proofreading / page

    Copywriting / page

    Domain transfer aid

    Email support / hour

     

    Included

  • Quality

     

    £450 - £550

    £15 - £60+

    £30 - £80+

     

     

    £750 - £950

    Unlimited*2

    £40 - £90+

    £40 - £90+

    £15 - £60+

     

     

    £30 - £60

    £20

     

    £50 - £100+

     

    £25+

    £10+

    £20 - £70+

    Free

    £25

     

     

    2 designs*7

    Mobile-friendly

    On-page SEO

    Google map

    Google & Bing submission

    5 email addresses

    Google Analytics

    Post sales support

     

    Suitable For

    Longer, more complex pages, often with multiple sections within a page. Many modern websites have these different sections.

    or

    Sites requiring more complex design features such as fancier menus, tables within a page, fancier hover effects, hand-created Wordles or image-collages.

  •  

    Brochure

    First 2 pages

    Extra pages

    Extra page formats*1

     

    Wordpress

    Design and coding

    Number pages/blog posts

    Extra page formats*3

    Non-standard plugins*4

    Pages Created by Us*5

     

    Optional Extras

    Gallery framework

    Per 6 images

     

    Changes after Coding *5

     

    Paypal

    Proofreading / page

    Copywriting / page

    Domain transfer aid

    Email support / hour

     

    Included

  • Silver

     

    £350 - £450

    £15 - £45+

    £25 - £55

     

     

    £600 - £700

    Unlimited*2

    £35 - £70+

    £40 - £90+

    £15 - £45+

     

     

    £30 - £40

    £20

     

    £40 - £90+

     

    £25+

    £10+

    £20 - £60+

    Free

    £25

     

     

    1 design*7

    Mobile-friendly

    On-page SEO

    Google map

    Google & Bing submission

    3 email addresses

    Google Analytics

    Post sales support

     

    Suitable For

    Medium complexity and length of pages; pages generally contain the header section, text, 1-5 images, an additional content section and the footer.

    or

    Websites with medium complexity of design features.

  •  

    Brochure

    First 2 pages

    Extra pages

    Extra page formats*1

     

    Wordpress

    Design and coding

    Number pages/blog posts

    Extra page formats*3

    Non-standard plugins*4

    Pages Created by Us*5

     

    Optional Extras

    Gallery framework

    Per 6 images

     

    Changes after Coding *5

     

    Paypal

    Proofreading / page

    Copywriting / page

    Domain transfer aid

    Email support / hour

     

    Included

  • Budget

     

    £250 - £350

    £15 - £35+

    £20 - £40

     

     

    £450 - £550

    Unlimited*2

    £35 - £70+

    £40 - £90+

    £15 - £35+

     

     

    £30 - £40

    £20

     

    £30 - £80+

     

    £25+

    £10+

    £20 - £60+

    Free

    £25

     

     

    Sketch design

    Mobile-friendly

    On-page SEO

    Google map

    Google & Bing submission

    2 email addresses

    Google Analytics

    Post sales support

     

    Suitable For

    Simple websites; pages gererally contain the header section, text, 1 or 2 images and a simple footer.

    Simple complexity of design features.

A Few Notes

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

*2 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.

*3 Extra Page Formats (Wordpress Sites): 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.

*4 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, but leads to a faster page loading time - our tests showed it saved .4 - .7 of a second per page!) We are also happy to include certain image gallery plugins that we have used in the past.

*5 Pages Created by Us: Content Management Systems give you the ability to create as many pages as you wish. 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. Our charge is per page or post and depends upon the length and complexity of the pages/posts created.

*6 Changes After Coding: We expect the odd little change once people see a live site and do not charge for a few small changes that do not take too much time. This additional charge is for customers who wish to make large-scale changes to text, images or design after coding.

*7 Number of Designs: As standard, we do 1 or 2 designs for the home page and a sample inner page. If customers want additional pages designed before coding, then we would charge extra. Our prices are based upon the assumption that the customer agrees, in principle, the type of design they wish beforehand and that subsequent "passes through the design process" are spent refining the agreed design principle rather than changing to a substantially different layout.

Any Extras?

We charge cost-price-to-us for domain name purchase and image purchase (after agreement with yourselves).

Whilst the above fixed price website designs apply to the majority of charities, we reserve the right to make an additional charge for:

  • Particularly long pages
  • Particularly complex designs
  • Particularly high level of changes (design or coding)

Hosting Prices

Our normal hosting fees are given below; for registered charities in England and the UK we are often able to offer discounted hosting.

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    Hosting

    Brochure

    Wordpress *1

    Ecommerce

     

    Optional

    More than 1GB *2

     

    Domain Renewal

    .co.uk and .org.uk

    .com, .org and .net

     

  • Monthly Fees

     

    £5

    £10

    £20+

     

     

    +£2.50 per 256Mb

     

     

    £75p

    £1.50

     

*1 Wordpress has frequent updates; sometimes, these updates cause problems with previously working plugins. As part of our hosting, we oversee updates.

*2 Note: This is usually only needed for very large sites or for sites needing exceptionally high email storage.


Website Changes

Once your website is live, we charge £30 per hour for website changes - again this is a small reduction from our normal fee of £35 per hour. A Content Management System (CMS) could enable you to make these changes yourself and so reduce these ongoing fees.


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

  • "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

  • "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

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