Marketing, Communications and Digital Support

We’ve listed some non-profit organisations that support the voluntary sector with everything from social media to team communication tools and digital challenges such as software, databases and equipment. They help in a variety of ways including online training, skilled volunteers and free consultancy sessions.

Media Trust

Match skilled professionals from across the media and creative industry with charities and community groups, under-represented groups and young people for vital communications training, mentoring and support.

You can list your opportunities to find skilled volunteers on their online volunteer platform.

It also has a Resource Hub with webinars, e-learning and guides to marketing and communications, including social media.

Directory of Social Change

Have a Marketing and Communications page with blogs and online courses.

Charity Comms

A membership organisation for charity communications professionals. They champion best practice across the charity sector with a peer-to-peer sharing network. They have some best practice resources on their website and are worth following on social media as they share helpful resources – and for inspiration!

Charity Digital Code

The Charity Digital Code of Practice is for charity professionals looking to get more strategic with digital. The Code can help you figure out the key actions that your charity needs to take to stay relevant and increase your impact, efficiency and sustainability.

Digital Boost

Free digital advice for small businesses and charities provided by expert volunteers. Digital advice on everything from digital fundraising to data protection, product design and digital marketing. They can connect you with volunteer experts in strategy, marketing, digital, finance and more for unlimited 1:1 or small-group business mentoring.

The Fat Beehive Foundation

Will provide grants of up to £2,500 to charities with a turnover of less than £400,000 to help build websites and digital products.


Have loads of free resources on everything from redesigning a website to cyber security to remote working and video conferencing. Registration and course sign ups are needed to access resources.

Digital Candle

Offer one free hour of expert digital advice for charities – everything from working from home and moving services online to using digital for community action.


Their Coffee Connections project is for anyone who works within a social or voluntary organisation and has an interest in digital. Sign up and every two months you are matched with another person in the sector for a chat and a coffee online to share your knowledge.

Charity Digital

Help other charities #BeMoreDigital through helpful website content and access to discounted and donated technology. Website content includes articles and podcasts on topics like cyber security and tips to improving your wifi. Their Charity Digital Exchange is the UK’s only software donation platform. They Offer a huge discount on digital products such as Microsoft Office 365, which includes Microsoft Teams.

National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

Have launched new digital, data and technology content designed to help your organisation get digitally confident. Start your digital journey with their step-by-step guides, useful tips and practical advice.

National Cyber Security Centre

Small Charity Cyber Security Guide

UK Fundraising

Have a useful CRM guide: where to go for free advice and support