Donations to the Society
The Computer Conservation Society (CCS) is a Specialist Group of BCS the Chartered Institute for IT. The costs of running CCS events and associated expenses are met by an annual allocation by BCS, and there is no membership subscription to belong to CCS.
It is, however, customary for us to ask members for an annual voluntary donation of £15 or more to our Donations Fund.
The Donations Fund enables CCS to provide ongoing support for our computer restoration projects and other working groups. For example, we have funded the transportation of the HEC1 computer, so that it may be re-assembled and displayed to the public, rather than languish in a museum store in Birmingham. More recently, we made a significant cotribution to the appeal by the National Museum of Computing to build a suitable display area for the Turing-Welchman "Bombe" WW2 codebreaking machine in its new home next to Colossus.
The CCS journal Resurrection is published and accessible at our website at no charge. CCS members, who are also BCS members, also receive paper copies by post at no cost. This option is available to non-BCS members at a small annual subscription. These arrangements are separate from any contribution to the Donations Fund.
UK-based members can make a donation using the BACS transfer system online at https://forms.bcs.org/ccs-donation/. Non-UK members without access to UK banking facilities can also make a donation using SWIFT. The account details (including the Swift code and IBAN number for non-UK) members can be found at https://forms.bcs.org/ccs-donation/submit.htm .
Once you have submitted your details to BCS, instructions allowing you to make the payment will be sent to you at https://forms.bcs.org/ccs-donation/submit.htm which page can be re-displayed at any time.
Unfortunately, if you choose to donate in this way the CCS has no visibility of your donation for reasons related to GDPR. Please tell us that you have donated and in what amount by sending an email to the CCS Treasurer at so that we can thank you.
If you do not want to use the online system, you can find a form at CCS_donations.pdf to post to the CCS Membership Secretary.
Any donations you make will go to a special, ringfenced fund which the Society uses to support restorations and other related activities.
Members have responded generously in the past, and we are very grateful to the many individuals who donate in this way.
We have been asked how a legacy in your will might be left to the Society. The suggested wording is as follows -
I leave to the British Computer Society of First Floor, Block D, North Star House, North Star Avenue,Swindon, SN2 1FA, Charity Registration Number 292786
the sum of £ [amount to be completed in figures and words]
for use by the Computer Conservation Society, and I direct that the receipt of the Finance Director or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.