Access to Google tools reaches Scotland and NI

Google for Nonprofits has got around to extending its full suite of tools and services to registered charities in Scotland and Northern Ireland, almost 2 years after this facility launched for charities in England and Wales *.

Third Force News covers the launch, which took place at a digital training day in Edinburgh for around 100 charities. The article also has useful links.

The main link Google link is  http://www.google.co.uk/nonprofits/. Also see Technology Trust blog item, which includes a case study of how the Jo Walters Trust has used Google for Nonprofits.

Eligible charities can get access to Google Apps, advertising credits for Google AdWords and premium features on YouTube.

Google’s partners for the service in Scotland are Technology Trust (tt-exchange) and TechSoup Global, plus in Scotland the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Update: SCVO website also now has ‘Why Scottish charities should grab free Google services‘.

* See our short news item from July 2013.

Further notes

This item was updated (24th June) to include N Ireland in the launch.

We note that the eligibility criteria for UK charities is currently as follows:

  • Organisations must be currently registered with tt-exchange, TechSoup Global’s regional arm.
  • Organisations must meet the criteria below based on their primary location:
    • England and Wales
      • Registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales; and/or
      • Registered with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) as a charity for tax relief
    • Northern Ireland
      • Registered with HM Revenue & Customs as a charity for tax relief
    • Scotland
      • Registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR); and/or
      • Registered with HM Revenue & Customs as a charity for tax relief
    • Jersey
      • Member of the Association of Jersey Charities
    • Guernsey
      • Member of the Association of Guernsey Charities
    • Isle of Man
      • Registered with the Index of Registered Isle of Man Charities;
    • Falkland Islands
      • Registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales; and/or
      • In the list of charities prepared by the Attorney General, approved by the Governor, and published in the Gazette under the Taxes Ordinance 1997

Presumably Charity Commission NI registration will be added in due course.

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