Since 2010 we have provided free webspace for all kinds of locally based projects.
OurLocality is open to anyone, to organisations, clubs, societies and individuals.
The free offering has been available on a DIY basis with free assistance for unfunded projects or groups with limited technical capabilities.
We’re continuing to offer the free webspace during these unprecedented times.
However we will extend the free offer to include free email and if needed video and telephone based support for small enterprises social or commercial, that need help with our service and also beyond.
What can I use OurLocality for?
- to create a local news outlet that doesn’t rely on social media (and is free of advertising), but can integrate with it;
- a place to park important information to help make your community more resilient;
- a place to advertise an important new locally based service;
- a place to create your own social network, that doesn’t monetise your information.
And a heck of a lot more.
The webspace offering is based on WordPress.org. Here is what they say about the platform:-
WordPress is software designed for everyone, emphasising accessibility, performance, security, and ease of use. We believe great software should work with minimum set up, so you can focus on sharing your story, product, or services freely. The basic WordPress software is simple and predictable so you can easily get started. It also offers powerful features for growth and success.
We believe in democratising publishing and the freedoms that come with open source. Supporting this idea is a large community of people collaborating on and contributing to this project. The WordPress community is welcoming and inclusive. Our contributors’ passion drives the success of WordPress which, in turn, helps you reach your goals.