Websites for Civic, Church and Charity
Websites for churches and charities are often managed by a team of people using separate logins, and some may need password-protected areas. Applegreen Websites is the ideal company to create websites for these circumstances.
Some organisations like to publish regular blog posts and need to manage comments from the public. Others make frequent updates for news and events, service times or fast-moving events. Each one is unique.
Click on the pictures to visit each website:
Bring Back Euro Trains: returning international rail services to Kent stations
Bring Back Euro Trains is a community of Ashford residents who want to see the return cross-channel rail services to Kent stations Ashford and Ebbsfleet. These services were suspended during the pandemic and never reinstated.
The website is a focal point for up-to-date information and contact between stakeholders and the community.
Friends of Malawi Association (FOMA)
Councillor Nathalie Bienfait, Tower Hamlets Borough
Nathalie Bienfait is the first Green Party councillor in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. She was elected in May 2022.
Her website gives information about her and how to reach her. She also uses it to blog about her party’s local activities and achievements.
Borrowed Time — journeying through climage grief
If you are mourning the damage caused to our world by human-induced climate change, you are not alone.
Here is a Christian charity for people who need to express their fears for the future and their grief at the changes they already observe happening around them. There are support programmes to help you get started on this journey.
This project is an offshoot of Green Christian, another Applegreen Websites for Churches and Charities project.
Dunks Alsmshouses and Hall Hire
Endowed by Sir Thomas Dunk in the 18th century, Dunks Almshouses offers low-cost accommodation in Hawkhurst (Kent) to local retired people on low incomes. The charity also makes grants to support local youngsters of school-leaving age with apprenticeships and futher training.
Key to this re-design was the creation of password-protected “intranet” area where the Clerk to the Trustees can share meetings agendas an confidential information. The result is an attractive, lively and well-used website.
Walk Church — celebrating God Outdoors
Walk Church is a new initiative aimed at people who want to express their Christian faith ouside the usual church buildings.
Here, they are offered worship in the context of a two-hour walk. The website gives news about latest and forthcoming walks, theological background and discussion of other walking projects. All enlivened by superb photography.
Green Christian — for environmentally concerned Christians
This was a redisign for a busy website run by a small but feisty charity. It was already a lively hub for news, resources, events and comments.
Our job was to create an engaging appearance, integrate design elements that were already being used by their print platforms, and retain existing functionality. We later added extra templates and a password-protected members-only page.
Cancer Watch — fighting preventable cancers
The mission for Cancer Watch is to raise awareness about preventable cancers, caused by smoking, alcohol abuse or the overeating of damaging foods.
Cancer Watch campaigns to improve legislation and encourage creative thinking to reduce cancer incidence in the UK.
Passiflora Society International
Passionflower growing is a pursuit with a global reach, and enthusiasts are creating new cultivars all the time. Here they can join as members of the society to share their creations and buy unusual seeds.
The website, which came to us with many problems and bugs, was rescued by our colleagues at Waveney IT. We refreshed with a crisp new design and it was ready to go.
Bromham Benefice of Anglican churches, Bedfordshire
The Anglican benefice of Bromham groups together the churches of the Bedfordshire parishes of Bromham, Oakley and Stagsden.
The three churches share one vicar and parish administrator who manage the website in a unified manner for weddings and other special services, though each church has its own page. Service times are updated each week including, when appropriate, the Zoom links.
The Methodist Circuit of Hackney and Stoke Newington, London
The Hackney Methodist Circuit comprises six churches across this intensely urban part of London.
The website has a page for each church showing its location, service times, hire facilities and activities. It also has a unified calendar across the circuit along with preaching plans and newsletters.
The Nyika Vwaza Trust — environmental and wildlife conservation in Malawi
NVT supports conservation and environmental education in two reserves in northern Malawi: Nyika National Park and the Vwaza Marsh.
Our redesign has made their website mobile-responsive (and therefore accessible in Africa), user-friendly and attractive, with spectacular photos on every page. There is plenty of information on each reserve, its fauna and flora and on the research supported by the charity and updatable image galleries.
This is typical of Applegreen’s websites for churches and charities.
Biddenden Village Halls — two halls for hire with full facilities
Biddenden Village Halls offer space for hire for functions such as weddings and birthday parties, as well as regular meetings and toddler clubs. The hire includes fully equipped kitchen, toilets, tables and chairs.
The website has beautiful photos taken by David CL and a floor plan. It contains all the information needed to choose a hall and contact the caretaker to arrange the hire. The website also has a password-protected area for the use of management committee.
RL Consultancy — mediation, facilitation and dispute resolution
Ros Lucas is a useful person to know if you have problems that need resolving in your workplace, community or neighbourhood.
She is an accredited mediator, a facilitator, mentor and consultant on leadership and governance whose main expertise is in the voluntary community sector. She will also support workplaces and charities, hence her inclusion as an Applegreen websites for churches and charities project.
Stone-cum-Ebony Parish Council, Kent
The website functions as a hub for meet agendas and minutes for this Kentish rural village. Hall booking information and events are also included. And of course plenty of photos.