Giving Back

Ensoft is very successful, and we feel it's only right to share that success - not only with our employees, but also more widely. The company gives around £50,000 a year to charitable causes, on top of the activities of employees themselves. A few of the charities we have supported in the last few years are:

The National Museum of Computing

Ensoft is proud to be a regular supporter of The National Museum of Computing, having made significant donations of £35,000 in 2018 and £50,000 in 2016.

The National Museum of Computing, located on Bletchley Park in Block H, one of England's "irreplaceable places", is an independent charity housing the world's largest collection of functional historic computers, including reconstructions of the wartime code-breaking Colossus and the Bombe, and the WITCH, the world's oldest working digital computer. The Museum enables visitors to follow the development of computing from the ultra-secret pioneering efforts of the 1940s through the large systems and mainframes of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and the rise of personal computing in the 1980s and beyond.

The Museum runs a highly successful Learning Programme for schools and colleges and promotes introductions to computer coding amongst young people to inspire the next generation of computer scientists and engineers.

Computing At School

Ensoft is proud to be a supporter of Computing At School, following significant donations of £40,000 in June 2013 and November 2014. Computing At School Working Group (CAS) is a grass roots organisation that aims to promote the teaching of Computing at school.

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CAS seeks to work at many levels, including:

  • Directly supporting ICT and Computing teachers who are excited by computing, by providing them with teaching material, training, local hubs, newsletters and the opportunity to meet with like-minded colleagues.
  • Acting as a Subject Association for computing teachers.
  • Working at an institutional level, for example by encouraging the developments of GCSEs in Computing.
  • Advocacy at national policy level; for example, submitting evidence to the Royal Society study on Computing in School.

Further details on the Ensoft's support of CAS are available in the Press Release.

Computer Aid International

Ensoft is also delighted to have been the first corporate sponsor for Computer Aid International's Zubabox initiative. We have sent three Zubaboxes to Africa - to Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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A Zubabox is a "solar-powered Internet café in a shipping container". This allows a community without any infrastructure whatsoever to get Internet access (even at night, thanks to the solar-charged batteries) via satellite if necessary. Trials suggest the results can be transformative - doctors can get specialist advice and order medicine in moments rather than weeks, farmers can use best practice and know where their crops are in demand, teachers gain access to e-learning etc.