Cogapp in the Community


Cogapp operates on five principles, one of which is to play a useful role in our community. This page details our approach.

The Cogapp community has a broad definition and includes our local area; the technology industry; the GLAM (Gallery, Library, Archive, and Museum) community; as well as colleagues, current and past.

Charitable profit share

The Cogapp team are rewarded with a discretionary bonus based on company profitability. Since 2017, the bonus pool has also been shared with a charitable cause nominated and chosen by our staff.  

Beneficiaries to date:

Activities and events

We created and curated MCNx London to celebrate 50 years of the Museums Computer Network in February 2018.

Following the launch in 1999, Cogapp has maintained the Kidney Patient Guide website and forum on a pro bono basis.

We have provided long-term pro bono support to non-profits including Our Future City, Wired Sussex and Art UK.

Brighton and Hove Pride is one of the UKโ€™s biggest Pride festivals which also raises money for some fantastic charities in the city. For several years we have organised and funded turning our building New England House into the Pride Flag in return for charitable donations from fellow businesses.

Beneficiaries to date:

We have hosted and sponsored local codebar events

Brighton Project Collective - formed by Cogapp to give the producers of Brighton a chance to meet and exchange ideas.

Members of Cogapp, The Kidney Patient Guide forum and their families walked 10 miles over 12 iconic London Bridges raising money for Kidney Research UK.

Our Deputy Production Director Louise walked the Museum Marathon, raising money for Autism in Museums.

Five members of our team volunteered for the Macmillan Brighton takeover.

Samesky donation towards Burning of the clocks, a wonderful Brighton festival.

A group of Cogappers took part in Movember to raise money for health charities.

We bought every employee a Keep Britain Kind t-shirt, the proceeds of which support Libertyโ€™s human rights work.


We have sponsored conferences and events including:

  • Museum Ideas

  • MuseWeb

  • CultureGeek

  • IIIF conference

  • CharityComms

  • Brighton Digital Festival

  • Spring Forward Festival

  • Wired Sussex TalentFest

  • Lumen Prize

  • Your Rewired State Hackathon

  • TedX Brighton

  • Farm Hack Day


Our gender-neutral office toilet is twinned with Latrine No. 15644 in Bagerhat, Bangladesh.