Technology Donations for Local Charities

October 7, 2011 4:01 PM

Carshalton and Wallington MP, Tom Brake, is urging local charities to take advantage of the Charity Technology Exchange Service, through which a growing number of technology companies donate products to the voluntary sector.

Bioregional is one of a number of local charities that has received free software from Microsoft through the scheme. Peter Bennett, Head of Finance & Resources at BioRegional said, "The opportunity to gain free software from the industry giants is sensational. It has saved our charity a huge amount of money already and the application and registration process is simple and well managed. It has been a great and low cost service for us".

Commenting on the scheme, Tom Brake MP said: "The Charity Technology Exchange Service is a magnificent opportunity for local charities to improve the systems that underpin the important work they do locally."

Charities are required to pay an administration fee to cover the cost of the programme, but save around 92-96% on retail prices. To find out more about the Charity Technology Exchange Service, visit

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