Office 365 – cloud based email server

What it is:

The products are cloud based subscription plans that include
– Exchange Online hosted email for business (i.e. a cloud email server) that is compatible with desktop versions of Outlook.
– Access to Office applications online

What donation or discount is available?

The Business Essentials and Non-Profit E1 packages are both offered completely free
The Business Essentials Premium and Non-Profit E3 packages are offered at a much discounted rate (£2.30 per user per month)

To see what is involved in each package and compare them have a look at the Microsoft website here

Free to:

Registered charities in over 90 countries with an eligible mission (such as providing relief to the poor, improving social welfare, advancing education or protecting human rights) and who are non-discriminatory in their practices. For more detailed information look on the microsoft website here


Sign up for the free trail on the microsoft website here. During the free trial, they will validate your organisation as a qualifying non-profit. Once your organisation has been validated, you can choose which of the products you wish to take up. Your organisation will not be automatically charged at the end of the trial period.

You can see Microsofts FAQs about this scheme answered here

London Legal Support Trust Logo - RecutThese resources have been compiled by the London Legal Support Trust as part of their “making every penny count” project to help the advice sector save money on expenditure.

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