Google brings programme for nonprofits to the UK

Summary:Organisations in the England and Wales can apply for free or discounted Google products, including Apps.

Google has unveiled a programme aimed at the UK's charity and not-for-profit sector.

Under the Google for Nonprofits programme, announced on Tuesday, organisations can apply for free Google Apps access, as well as up to $10,000 in AdWords credits with the company.

There's also a version of YouTube for nonprofits, which comes with a 'donate now' button, product tutorials and community features available as part of the programme.

To join Google for Nonprofits, organisations will need to be registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales.

The programme was launched in the US in mid-2011, and England and Wales are the first countries it's been extended to since then. Elements of the programme, such as grants, are available in other regions, however.

Topics: Google, Enterprise Software, EU, Google Apps, United Kingdom

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