Coronavirus response

Three Rings CIC is responding to the COVID-19 crisis by offering every organisation using Three Rings three free months on their subscription, and by offering Three Rings for free to any organisations and groups being set up specifically to provide community response to the challenges COVID-19.

We know that the current pandemic is making life harder for everyone – particularly for our charities and voluntary organisations who are seeing some of their best fundraising opportunities curtailed or cancelled. The last thing you want to be worrying about now is how you’re going to pay your group’s bills on top of everything else.

Three extra months of Three Rings completely free

As long as you’re happy to get those three free months, you don’t have to do anything – we’re just rolling your invoice date forwards by an extra three months, starting from April 2020.

If you’d normally get your next annual invoice in June 2020, you’ll now get your invoice in September 2020, and then every September after that. If your last annual invoice was in January 2020, you won’t see another invoice from us until March 2021, and every March after that.

If you don’t want that – for example, because you’re worried it might mess up your financial planning – please contact us, and we’ll work something else out for you!

Free for organisations established support their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic

If you’ve never heard of Three Rings before – hi! We’re a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers, and we’ve been building online rota and volunteer management software since 2002. We’ve always believed that volunteers are happiest doing something they know makes a fantastic difference – and that means nobody volunteers because they want to do the paperwork!

We already support over 500 organisations – everyone from major charities like Samaritans, Childline, and Nightline, down to local theatres, small community shops, and volunteer-led libraries.

With Three Rings we aim to streamline the administration for charities and voluntary groups. Key features of our secure, web-based system are a rota, a volunteer directory, and an internal communications system for SMS or email.

Right now we’re making Three Rings available for free to any organisation that’s been set up to provide a community response during the developing COVID-19 pandemic – whether that means a local group to get supplies to vulnerable people in isolation, a network of GP surgeries ensuring safe coverage across their catchment area, amateur dramatics groups collaborating to run workshops for home-schooled children, or anything else!

We’re not offering “reduced versions”, or limiting what your group’s copy of Three Rings can do – you’ll get the whole thing for the duration of the pandemic and social distancing response.

If you’d like to try it – or just find out more – then please get in touch with us. The whole reason Three Rings exists is because we wanted to make it easier for people to volunteer – so if you’ve just begun volunteering in response to COVID-19, let us help you to help others.