Project Description

UK Charity needed a new website

Their existing website didn’t work properly with broken links and images

I was approached by the British Youth band Association (BYBA) to help them with their existing website. BYBA are a non profit charity providing opportunities for young peoples’ personal development through performance within the marching arts.

Their existing website had some noticeable issues with pages missing, so visitors from Google were getting 404 error messages. The charity website also had images missing, and when website visitors were browsing the website on smaller screen sizes, like mobile phones, the website was not showing properly. The new administrators of the charity website also found it very difficult and time consuming to update the existing website. So there was quite a lot of work to do.

The time and cost it would take to fix all the problems on the existing website would have been longer than designing a new website and start from fresh. So, that’s what we agreed to do.

What did the charity need in their new website?

In a nutshell:

  • Make it easy to update the website.
  • Remove old and out dated content.
  • Ensure the website is simple to use for website visitors.
  • Have an online shop so they can sell tickets and merchandise.
  • Have lots of pictures of their membership throughout the website.

New charity website design

After speaking with the charity, I created a new website design and emailed it for them to take a look at provide some feedback. They were super happy with the website design with some minor changes needed. So the charity was more than happy for me to start the website build.

charity website for BYBA screenshot

Free web hosting for charity website

An additional requirement for the new charity website was to change the domain name. This created some additional work to configure the old domain to permanently redirect old website domain traffic to the new domain once the charity website went live. Also, to add the new domain to their existing email service.

The charity also mentioned that they were paying a lot of money for their existing web hosting service. I advised them that they could qualify for free web hosting since they are a registered UK charity.

You can check out the new charity website at https://byba.online.

Need help with your charity website?

So, if you have an existing website design that you are not happy with, it’s not doing its job and not getting any results, then please get in touch. I would be more than happy to help you turn a corner and start taking new steps in the right direction, finishing with a wonderful new website you would be proud to show the world.

And as you could be a UK registered charity, I can help you save costs with free web hosting. Please note that this doesn’t apply for non-profit organisations that are not a UK registered charity. But I can help with a significantly reduced web hosting fee for non-profits. I, myself, spend many hours working with non-profits and charities, so it is something very close to my heart. You can check out a post I wrote when I volunteered to teach dance at a workshop in Birmingham.

Thanks Tony.