Apple subsidiary FileMaker has announced a significant discount on its software to registered UK charities.

The company has lopped around 50 per cent off the product price to bring its cross-platform database software within the reach of such organizations.

FileMaker Pro 8 has a recommended retail price of £219 plus VAT. Under the new pricing scheme, charities can buy it for £109 plus VAT. Similar discounts apply across the entire FileMaker product range.

Tony Speakman, FileMaker International's general manager, Northern Europe, said: "We are well aware of the financial constraints that organizations within the charity sector work within. As a result, we are now making FileMaker available to registered charities at education level pricing. This means that these organizations can now purchase FileMaker for significantly less than normal list price."