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31st July 2017
Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading tech for good funder, has increased the number of Trustees on its Board with the appointment of Hannah Keartland as Honorary Treasurer.  more >
6th July 2017
Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading tech for good funder, is proud to announce the launch of its Digital Reach programme – a pioneering initiative developed to support the UK’s efforts to increase digital skills amongst some of the UK’s most disadvantaged young people.  more >
4th July 2017
Today, Creative England and Nominet Trust announce that Northcoders and Turinglab are the first companies to receive support from the £1million iAMDigital Fund that invests in new and established SMEs working to close the digital skills gap for people currently excluded from our digital-by-default society.  more >
14th June 2017
London, 14 June: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the finalists in a nation-wide competition to find the game designers of the future, and the educators who inspire them. The winners, chosen by a panel of games professionals, will be revealed at a special awards ceremony at BAFTA’s headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London on Saturday 8 July.  more >
16th May 2017
Nominet Trust has awarded £450,000 of follow-on funding to help accelerate the development of three tech for good ventures through their Social Tech Growth programme. The new funding will enable Limitless Travel, GiveVision and Konnektis to scale their operations significantly in 2017, making a huge difference to the everyday lives of thousands of people living with physical and visual impairments – as well as older people and their families.  more >
4th May 2017
Social tech startup Alice has launched a new tool allowing charities to increase donations by showing donors exactly what impact their money makes. The first appeal to use the new funding platform is a pilot run by St Mungo’s, the homelessness charity, to help 15 people sleeping rough in London rebuild their lives.  more >
2nd May 2017
Eight social tech enterprises have been selected as the latest recipients of Nominet Trust’s successful Social Tech Seed funding programme. The combined grant and support package will enable these ventures to demonstrate the potential of their social tech products and services, providing digital tech solutions to a variety of social challenges and having a positive impact on people’s lives.  more >
20th March 2017
Bethnal Green Ventures (BGV) - Europe’s first impact investment start-up accelerator - celebrates the fifth anniversary of its accelerator by announcing £1.3m new investment from Big Society Capital, Nominet Trust and Nesta.  more >
2nd March 2017
2nd March 2017, London - A new national initiative celebrating digital innovations making a positive impact on the way the UK lives, learns and does business, announced 12 winners at its inaugural awards ceremony today.  more >
28th February 2017
London, 28 February: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is calling for entries for the 2017 BAFTA Young Game Designers (YGD) competition, in association with Nominet Trust, which aims to inspire the UK’s game designers and game-makers of the future by giving young people the chance to design and make their own game. Entries are now open at http://ygd.bafta.org/ and will close on Wednesday 3 May.  more >
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