Charity websites and Not for Profit websites - portfolio and issues to consider

We do not use standard templates, so each charity website is unique. All charity websites are designed with future maintenance and accessibility issues in mind. As standard, all our websites comply with the DDA accessibility legislation. If the website accepts online payment or takes credit card details, then this is all handled on a secure server. See some examples of our charity website designs.

Contact us for a more up to date list of client websites.

Charity websites are usually marketing and/or communications tools with the emphasis on providing good quality information about the charity but also on being ranked high on the search engines.

When designing a charity website, the issue of how to keep the website content up to date must be addressed. A simple, effective and up to date website gives a very positive impression. Conversely, an out of date charity website with large amounts of missing information gives a very poor impression, irrespective of the website design.

Updating and maintaining charity websites

Cornish Webservices are able to maintain charity websites, or to update the website contents of existing websites. We can also offer a range of different content management options for the charity to maintain the page content. For this option we usually include as standard email / phone support.

Some Internet companies offer a standard template or standard content management system with a very large number of pages that will take a huge amount of time to keep up to date. These may look cost effective initially, but if the costs of updating these sites are included, they can be expensive.

Cornish WebServices prefer to offer a charity website that is tailored to fit the individual's charity requirements, and that can easily be expanded as the need arises. We can offer very competitive rates to adapt or expand your website as we know the code has been written to a high standard.

We provide our online content management system, Cornish CMS at reduced rates to charities, enabling charities to update their website from under £1/day. The Cornish Charity CMS may be very affordable, but it is a high spec online CMS that creates accesible code and is very easy to use.

We are able to upgrade existing websites to make them conform to the accessibility requirements, or to make future maintenance easier. We can carry out redesign work to update the website image.

These typically cost from £500-£900. We offer either annual maintenance of the website or we can design a website for the client to maintain. This includes making the website visible to and submitting it to various search engines. It is this marketing of the website that is often not done with DIY websites.

We are also able to revamp existing websites; we have particular expertise in making existing websites accessible and conform to the current disability legislation.

These websites can be supplied with the Cornish CMS allowing the charity to maintain the website in a cost effective manner.

Cornish WebServices specialise in search engine optimised and accessible websites that conform to the UK DDA (Disability Discrimination Act). We can design websites to Bobby AAA and WAI AAA standards, so that they are easy to read and navigate using screen readers and other technologies.

Accessible websites are important for two reasons - firstly they allow partially sighted or blind users and those who cannot use a mouse to read the website. But also because "Google is blind" accessible websites naturally gain high rankings within the Google, Yahoo and MSN search engines.

A selection of the websites that Cornish WebServices have designed and maintained for Non-Profit Making Organisations:


  • Relate East Kent - website design for the East Kent branch of Relate
  • Gavin Astor House Nursing Home - RNIB - website design for Nursing Home
  • London Autism - website design for this UK charity helping people with Autism
  • Inspire Community Trust - website design for Inspire, providing disability services in Bexley
  • Quex Park Musuem - website design for musuem
  • Foundation for Liver Research - website design for medical research charity
  • The Challenging Behaviour Foundation - website design for support group charity
  • Remap - as featured on BBC - website design for thsi charity helping improve lives of disabled people
  • Rural Kent - website design for this not for profit organisation
  • All Saints Theatre - charity theatre website
  • The Mary Dolly Foundation - charity website with donation
  • Kent Association for the Blind - redesigned the Kent Association for the Blind website, Kent
  • Voice of the Listener & Viewer - website design for TV and radio campaign group, based in Medway, Kent
  • Eastbridge hospital tourist website - website design with search engine optimisation, Canterbury, Kent
  • The Canterbury Orchestra - website design for local orchestra, Canterbury, Kent

Local Government websites

  • Defra - Air quality monitoring
  • Shop4careBexley - London Borough of Bexley
  • Canterbury Scrutiny website - Canterbury City Council
  • Affordable Housing Project - Homes and Communities Agency
  • Valuing Medway People website - Medway Council
  • Hoath Village website - Hoath Parish Council website
  • HAPTC - Hertfordshire Association of Town and Parish Councils
  • Boughton Monchelsea Parish Council - Parish Council website - Kent
  • Kent Association of Parish Councils - website for Association of Parish Councils, Kent

Not for profit organisation websites

  • Rethink the Horse Tax - Political lobbying
  • Cavalry Barracks, Deal - Housing Association
  • Waterloo Tower - Bellringing

School websites:

  • Garratt Park School, London; website for special school in London
  • Thanet Collaboratice Project, Kent; website design for group of special schools in Kent.
  • Hersden Primary School; website for Primary School in Kent
  • Castehill school; Primary school website design
  • Kingsmead school, Middlesex; website design for secondary school
  • Tomlinscote School, Surrey; website for secondary school in Surrey
  • Royston High School; website design for secondary school in Yorkshire
  • Trinity School, London; website design for primary school in London
  • St Peters Primary School, Wem, Shropshire; Primary school website design
  • St Francis' College - School website in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, including natural search engine optimisation.
  • Bradstow School- School website in Broadstairs, Kent
  • Sturry Church of England Primary School- School website in Canterbury, Kent

Church websites:

  • St Andrews URC website
  • Bexley and Detling church websites
  • Canterbury City Centre Churches websites
  • Sturry and District Anglican Methodist Church - Church Parish website
  • Sturry, Westbere and Fordwich church websites
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