Autodesk donating advanced design software to UK charities

Eligible UK charities can now access 97% savings on a range of Autodesk products through Tech Trust’s tt-exchange programme.

We’re now providing UK charities with access to donated, perpetual licences for five different Autodesk Ultimate Suites – Product Design, Building Design, Infrastructure Design, Entertainment Creation Design and AutoCAD.

The Sabre Charitable Trust – transforming teacher training with tech

The Sabre Charitable Trust is a charity working to improve the lives of poor and marginalised children in Ghana.

They focus particularly on improving children’s access to quality, early-years education, which involves building better schools and delivering transformational teacher training among other things.

This case study explains the sorts of things they are doing to make sure that their award-winning Transformational Teacher Training programme has the best impact it possibly can on children and teachers in the Ghana.

How a small Scottish charity is using “Rolls-Royce software”

The Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society is a charity that promotes the study of family history across three counties in Southwest Scotland. Due to the nature of modern research, having computers available for researchers is essential.

“Having been able to upgrade all our computers means that we’re all singing off the same songsheet, whether we are here or working outside or at home – there are no issues with file conversions, etc.”

Success Story: covering the hardest costs to fund with IT

“We need up-to-date software to avoid compatibility issues. We have to operate in the real world and we have people charging around with laptops everywhere; we simply must have decent security.”

“This is all core software: there’s nothing sexy about it, and that’s the virtue of the donation scheme. It helps us with our basic operating costs, and these are often the hardest costs to fund. It’s been hugely valuable to us.”

Important update on tt-exchange: pricing change

At the close of business on Friday 17th July 2015 (this Friday), the admin fees for several tt-exchange products will increase.

We’re really grateful that you support the software donation programme through the fees you pay and are sorry to have to increase the administrative fees at all. We wouldn’t have done so unless it was completely necessary to keep it going.


Photoshop: enabling professional in-house design

Cardboard Citizens is a charity providing a creative hub for excluded people. They run tours around the whole of the UK, with performances in theatres, hostels, day centres and prisons.

One of the many challenges involved in such an undertaking is to produce professional marketing and publicity materials on a fraction of the budget that might be available in the commercial sector.