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.
You can make a donation online at
Please note that this is a change from previous arrangements.
Once you have submitted your details to BCS, instructions allowing you to make the payment
will be sent to you at
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
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
Members have responded generously in the past, and we are very grateful
to the many individuals who donate in this way.