Following an application to Microsoft in August 2019, Microsoft very kindly donated Microsoft Office 365 to the Trust in September 2019. Office 365 included free licences for Business Premium (worth £2174 a year) and Business Basic (worth £16,416 a year) services.
Being a small charitable organisation and its members spread across the United Kingdom, the Trust is unable to justify establishing office based facilities and a local information technology infrastructure. Office 365 brings the Trust into the 21st century as a virtual non-profit business, providing members, volunteers, and beneficiaries with a professional platform for email, documentation storage, video conferencing and collaboration. The platform also provides cost efficiencies, better data security and stronger business resilience.