Free websites for community groups
If you’re running a community group of some kind, read on to find out how you can get a free website for your organisation.
Whether it’s a parish council, sports club, recreational society or faith group you may be interested in using the internet to connect with current and potential members. Getting a new website can be complicated though, with lots of questions around email addresses, website hosting, software and design. Members may offer to help for free which sounds great but can result in half-baked ideas and trouble if they decide to stop offering that help.
There are free website building systems and low monthly cost systems available. You could get hosting and install WordPress to make your own site.
Approaching a web designer can be tricky if there isn’t a decent budget, as they may not want to take on a low budget project and the potential responsibility of educating and training users.
What to do with many options available?
A company called HugoFox provide free websites for businesses, charities and other organisations. Websites are run from a secure control panel and you can use your own domain name. Their commercial clients pay for their sites, but community groups and charities can use the HugoFox system for free.
Adding text, images and things like jobs, events and for sale posts is all taken care of with no coding required. Your site will work on phones and tablets too as standard.
We’d recommend you check out Hugo Fox if you don’t have the skills in-house or the budget to engage a web designer.