Microsoft Office 365 for Charities and not-for-profit organisations

Charities and not-for-profit organisations may be entitled to significant discounts on their Office 365 licenses. For example a qualifying non-profit organisation could subscribe each of their employees to Office 365 E3 (unlimited users) for £4/user/month instead of the commercial list price of £17.60/user/month.1 2

So what is included in Office 365 E3?

  • Fully installed Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, OneNote and Access on up to five PCs or Macs per user
  • Fully installed Office applications on up to five tablets AND five phones per user
  • Online (run in a browser) versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote as well as other online-only apps
  • 1 TB per user of online storage (Microsoft OneDrive for Business), capable of being automatically synchronised with local storage on either PC or Mac
  • Share individual files, folders or entire storage both with internal and external users
  • Microsoft Exchange email, calendar and contacts with a 50GB inbox/user
  • Online meeting app (Skype for Business, formerly Microsoft Lync) includes: instant messaging, audio, HD video and web conferencing integrated with Outlook –
    can be configured to include both external Skype for Business users and individual Skype users.
  • Team intranet with customisable security settings
  • Corporate social network (Yammer) to enable collaboration across teams, departments and locations
  • Management tools to enable teams to plan (Planner) and organise, to assign tasks (Tasks) and collaborate around them
  • Digital storytelling (Microsoft Sway) to create interactive reports, presentations and more
  • Search and discovery using Microsoft Graph and Microsoft Delve
  • Video portal for uploading and sharing videos across the organisation
  • Broadcast meetings over the internet to up to 10,000 people – access via almost any device
  • Enterprise management of apps including Group Policies and Telemetry
  • Enterprise management of mobile devices to allow securing organisational data, and remote wiping of lost devices
  • SharePoint shared online storage for groups, departments or the whole organisation. Space allocated is 0.5GB/subscribed user, additional to both OneDrive storage and email storage.
  • Unlimited number of subscribed users
  • No limit on number of external users that can be invited to view/share data
  • Compliance with local data protection legislation, including (where applicable) geographic restrictions on storage of and access to personal information
  • Active Directory integration to manage user credentials and permissions
  • Compliance solutions including:
    • Archiving
    • Auditing
    • eDiscovery
    • Mailbox & internal site search
    • Legal hold capabilities on files and messages
  • Information protection including:
    • Rights Management
    • Data Loss Prevention for emails
  • 99.9% guaranteed up time, with redundancy and resilience – no need for separate Disaster Recovery capability
  • Web and 24/7 phone support
  • World class data security


1 All prices apply to UK licenses, were correct as of 1 Jan 2017 and exclude VAT.
2 Concessionary pricing applies to employees only. Some board members/trustees may also qualify, subject to certain conditions