Cyber Essentials for Charities 2023

The charity sector continues to be a highly targeted industry when it comes to cyber crime due to the mass amounts of sensitive data and financial information it holds.

In our ever-evolving digital world, it has never been more important to protect your devices and data from attacks and breaches, and with Cyber Essentials certification, you can do just that!   

Achieve Cyber Essentials at a discounted rate as a UK-registered charity organisation!

  • Reduce your charity’s risk of a cyber breach by up to 80% with Cyber Essentials certification.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to data and device security. 
  • Remain compliant and gain peace of mind knowing your charity has appropriate levels of security defences in place.

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A fantastic service again for our Cyber Essentials Plus award. The engineers within the company work to a very high standard and work well with the customer to explain along the way anything that is raised. They are on-hand to answer any questions, and explain the findings and resolution to aid the certification. A top-quality company that is highly recommended!

Royal British Legion Industries


With security consultants to advise in a clear and concise way, we feel our organisation has mitigated the threats both in-house and from the outside world. The need to protect our data is even more important now so many of us need to work remotely. Cyber Essentials certification is our way to show our business partners and staff just how seriously we take the threats and do what we can to protect our working environment. 

People Matter Trust

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme that was introduced in 2014 and was created for all organisations of any size and sector. 

The scheme is used to demonstrate that you have the appropriate security and defences in place against common cyber attacks.

There are two options available, Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus, and either can determine the security level of your organisation.

What's available?


The self-assessment option designed to protect you against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks. 

Cyber Essentials certification helps you get the basics in place and give you peace of mind knowing your organisation is protected.

RRP: from £300 (+VAT)

Now: from £225 (+VAT)


Application must be made by 5pm, 17th November 2023. You can apply through our website, by telephone or submitting the form on this page. A member of our team will then contact you to proceed with your application.  

In order to take advantage of the limited time offer, you must submit your registered charity number which will be validated against the respective UK Charity Commission Register. The discounted prices will not be available to those not listed on the Commission Register.   

You must start the process within one month of application and must have completed and submitted the assessment by Friday, 17th May 2024. Failure to do so can result in the application being terminated or re-application at full cost.

You have the right to cancel your application up until the point of submitting the self-assessment questionnaire. Once the questionnaire has been submitted, you will not be able to cancel the application.

If the wrong information/documentation is supplied, Citation Cyber have the right to request the correct and relevant information/documentation. Failure to do so can result in the application being terminated, additionally invoice for the discount amount or re-apply at full cost.

We have impartial trusted certified consultants available to help you with the questionnaire, putting controls in place and get you up to the required standard. 

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