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Amazon Web Services Credits

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Description

Description

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Credits Program provides credits for cloud services to eligible charities and public libraries throughout the United Kingdom. The AWS cloud platform offers access to high-powered computing, storage, data warehousing, development, analytics, content delivery, and other services to help charities scale without investing in physical infrastructure.

This grant provides $2,000 in AWS credits valid for 12 months that can be applied toward usage fees for AWS on-demand cloud services, but other select Amazon Web Services are not eligible. See the Requirements tab for more information.

Benefits for Organisations

If you already use or want to get started using AWS cloud services, you can use AWS credits to

  • Save on IT costs by not investing in physical infrastructure and provisioning only the resources you need when you need them
  • Increase giving through AWS advanced services to gather, process, analyse, and visualise data cost-effectively to make informed targeting and fundraising decisions
  • Analyse big data pipelines, store petabytes of data, and share results with collaborators
  • Equip volunteers, temporary employees, or other staff with virtual desktops on the fly without long-term licensing agreements
  • Widen your global reach and deploy your solutions where they are needed
  • Manage all of your organisation's AWS cloud services, platforms, applications, and systems from one console

Major Capabilities

Amazon Web Services includes the following products, each of which provides multiple credit-eligible services.

  • Compute
    • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) provides a scalable, cloud-based alternative to virtual servers for additional computing power, including databases, enterprise applications, and migrations.
    • Amazon Lightsail simplifies the launching and managing of a virtual private server, including SSD-based storage, data transfers, DNS management, and a static IP address. This service helps deploy simple web applications, blogs, e-commerce websites, and single-server business software.
    • Amazon EC2 Container Service allows you to run applications on a managed cluster of Amazon EC2 instances, eliminating the need to install, operate, and scale your own cluster management infrastructure.
    • See the full list of services and learn more about Amazon Compute.
  • Storage
    • Amazon Elastic Block Storage (Amazon EBS) provides persistent local storage for Amazon EC2, databases, data warehousing, enterprise applications, and more.
    • Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) makes data available to one or more EC2 instances for content serving, enterprise applications, media processing workflows, and more.
    • Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) connects data from any Internet location for user-generated content, active archives, serverless computing, and more.
    • See the full list of services and learn more about Amazon Storage.
  • Database
    • Amazon RDS, Amazon Aurora, and Amazon DynamoDB are relational databases designed for quick deployment and management.
    • Amazon Redshift allows you to store and manage petabytes worth of data.
    • Amazon ElastiCache helps you deploy, operate, and scale in-memory cache.
    • See the full list of services and learn more about Amazon Database.
  • Advanced Computing: Amazon Web Services provide more high-powered computing services that enable capabilities far beyond traditional IT, including migration services, networking and content delivery, developer tools, and more. See the full list of Amazon Web Services options.

Support

AWS provides Basic Support free of charge, which should be sufficient for most organisations' support needs.

If you want to upgrade to a Developer or Business Support plan, you can pay for the usage fees with your credits. However, AWS credits do not cover support launch fees. AWS recommends that you carefully review the plan details and usage fees before you make this decision.

Choose Carefully

The administrative fee for this grant is not refundable.

Obtaining This Product

When tt-exchange approves your donation request, we will send a message to your organisation email address with instructions for obtaining your credits.

Requirements

Requirements

Grant Details

System Requirements

See the Amazon FAQs for each product to learn about system requirements and client support.

Ineligible Services

AWS credits are not valid for Reserved Instances (RIs), Mechanical Turk, Route53 domain purchases, or support launch fees. They are valid for monthly support usage fees.

AWS Account Required

The recipient organisation must have a valid AWS account ID with the organisation name identified in the Account Name field to apply the credits.

If an organisation does not have an AWS account ID, it must sign up for an AWS account before it can request this grant.

A credit card is required to open an AWS account.

Service Availability

Please consult the AWS Region Table to view on demand service availability by region.

Credits Terms
  • Amazon will make a one-time grant of $2,000 in credits to the qualifying organisation.
  • Credits are valid for only 12 months after they are applied to an AWS account.
  • Credits are applied to the usage fees for all AWS on-demand services, and monthly usage fees are subject to service availability in each region.
  • If you have consolidated accounts, the code will draw down at the payer level across all accounts that are linked, regardless of the account you apply the code.
  • For additional information, see the AWS Credits Program terms and conditions.
Additional Service Costs

An organisation will be charged additional service fees in the following situations.

  • The organisation exceeds the $2,000 credit limit provided by this grant.
  • The organisation uses an AWS product or service that is not included in the list of eligible services specified in the AWS Credits Program terms and conditions or AWS Free Tier, including Reserved Instances (RIs), Mechanical Turk, Route53 domain purchases, or support launch fees.

A credit card is required to pay for additional AWS service fees.

AWS recommends that organisations use Amazon CloudWatch to set up billing alerts to avoid unexpected charges.

AWS Free Tier

In addition to the AWS Credits Program, AWS offers the AWS Free Tier for all new customers for 12 months following the organisation's sign-up date. The AWS Free Tier is an offer that is separate from the AWS Credits Program. It allows new customers to use certain AWS services for free up to certain usage limits.

AWS recommends that potential grant recipients who are new customers sign up for the AWS Free Tier before they request this offer.

Note that receiving AWS credits will not reset the 12-month duration of the AWS Free Tier.

Continuing Service After One Year

The AWS credits provided by this grant are valid for 12 months after they are applied to an AWS account. Once 12 months have passed or all of these credits have been used, organisations that wish to continue using any of the AWS cloud services can continue to do so by paying standard pricing.

Organisations can request a grant renewal through tt-exchange to receive additional credits each year.

Previewing AWS Cloud Services

Free trials are available for the following AWS cloud services.

Grant recipients can apply credits obtained through this program to any existing AWS account, including accounts created for a free trial.

Existing Customers Eligible

This grant is available to current or former AWS customers. Credits received through this program can be applied to existing AWS accounts.

Follow-up Survey Required

Grant recipients must complete a follow-up survey from AWS after receiving credits.

Rules, Eligibility & Restrictions

Restrictions

  • Quantity:
    • Organisations may request one initial grant of $2,000 in AWS credits within the lifetime of the organisation.
    • Organisations may request one renewal grant in this program within a fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
  • Budget: Organisations with annual operating budgets of any sise are eligible to request products in this program.
  • Nonprofits and Public Libraries only: In order to participate in the TechSoup donation program, charities must be validated by tt-exchange as an organisation operating on a charitable basis for the public benefit. Organisations must also meet the individual eligibility requirements of specific donor partners to request product donations from those partners' donation programs
  • Organisation types: Educational institutions, including K-12 schools, colleges, universities, and trade schools, are not eligible to request a grant from this program but may be eligible for the AWS Educate program.
  • Terms of service: Organisations that request a grant must agree to the AWS Credits Program terms and conditions as a condition to receiving the service.
  • Follow-up survey: Organisations that request a grant must be willing and able to participate in a follow-up survey after they receive this grant.
  • Anti-discrimination policy: Organisations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background are not eligible to participate in this program. Organisations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive a grant in this program.
  • Case study: Recipient organisations must be willing and able to provide information to AWS for the purposes of creating a case study or testimonial on this program.
  • Credit distribution:
    • Credits will be distributed under this program to qualifying organisations only, not to individuals.
    • Recipient organisations may not transfer or resell credits.