Websites for charities

Castlegate specialises in designing and developing websites for charities and not-for-profit organisations, both large and small.

Grow and develop

We understand the challenges facing charities and the important role that a website can play in promoting awareness, raising funds, and connecting with people.

Flourish online, succeed offline

That’s why we work closely with our clients to create beautiful and functional websites that help charities to flourish online. When you choose Castlegate, your website will be coded by our team of in-house developers and we will provide ongoing support and training to ensure you get the most out of your new charity website.

Sector specific experience

With over 15 years of experience creating websites for charities, we have the knowledge and experience to make your new website a success.

Safe and Sound Homes (SASH)

SASH is a York-based charity with a network of hosts who are able to provide support and accommodation to young people facing homelessness. They asked us to build a website which would raise their profile and increase their engagement with the public; while also facilitating donations and enabling young people to easily find the help they need.

We carefully researched the charity’s demographics to produce a website which efficiently delivers the right content to the right people. The site is built on a user-friendly content management system which allows hosts to log in and update their availability, and allows SASH to easily share news about the important work that they do.

Learn more about SASH

York Museums Trust

Supported by York’s City Council, York Museums Trust is responsible for some of the city’s most important cultural venues. We were asked to produce a new website for the trust and its four most important venues: York Castle Museum, the Yorkshire Museum, York Art Gallery and York St Mary’s.

We worked with excellent Manchester-based design agency Bert to produce a network of consistently branded and easy-to-navigate websites. All of the York Museums Trust websites are managed from a single content management platform, making it easy for the Trust to disseminate news and information via the main Trust website and selectively share this with the relevant venue websites.

Learn more about York Museums Trust

Small Good Stuff

Small Good Stuff connects local caregiving organisations with people in their communities who need support. Having built the original Small Good Stuff site previously, we were asked to work on the site once more to update the design and implement some new features.

We built the site around the WordPress content management system and plugins, which we used to build a directory of caregivers which can be filtered by geographical region and support type. New organisations can sign up to the Small Good Stuff directory using a form on the site. Once approved, support providers can manage their own information on the site, allowing support users to easily find the information they need and get in touch.

Learn more about Small Good Stuff

Tang Hall Big Local

Tang Hall Big Local is a Lottery-funded project that aims to make the Tang Hall area of York a better place to live over the next 10 years. An important part of the project is a website that will enable local people to build a community, making connections, organising events, and learning more about each other and the place they live.

Find out more about Tang Hall Big Local

MySight York

MySight York provides support and advice to a membership of 1,100 visually impaired people living in the York area. It is a long-established and widely respected member-led charity providing person-centred services from when sight loss is first diagnosed. Its complementary services are available without a referral from any other organisation: their mission is to help anyone live well with sight loss.

We pride ourselves on coding standards-compliant sites to give users with accessibility aids or highly customised setups the best possible chance at navigating the site, but this site had to go further. The site has to function as a potential starting point for visually impaired users without experience of web navigation, but who want to access MySight York.

Learn more about MySight York

Yorkshire Survivor’s Pathways

Yorkshire Survivor’s Pathways is a comprehensive directory of the support services available to survivors of sexual violence in Yorkshire and Humberside. Working with Survive, we created a simple and easy to use directory, powered by WordPress for easy content management.

Learn more about Yorkshire Survivor’s Pathways

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