Free Advice

Our Free Support project finished in October 2011, November 2012, December 2013, November 2014, November 2015, November 2016, November 2017, November 2018, 2022? In 2023 – 12 years after we started.

Big thanks to Awards for All for a (very very) small grant that helped us to help many first timers get their first ever web presence, and receive one to one training in the dark arts. That 3 month project ended in more than a decade ago. That was the last time and only time this project got any grant funding. Free Support was just that. Unpaid.

Whys is free support is no longer available on the forum?

Basically too few used it to justify maintaining the complicated software, most people emailed their questions.

If you are a community group or organisation, or an individual with a community project or community spirited idea, we can still provide practical advice in setting up your website on

To get you started we'll give you a free taster of what is possible. A free migration may be included under certain conditions.

Free support qualifications:

You’re a genuine newbie – if you know much about technology, sorry no can do. You really want to learn and have time. You make a commitment to go live in a few weeks. Past applicants may reapply.