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16th May 2013
Social investor Nominet Trust today announced the approval of funding for eleven ambitious technology ventures that demonstrate the potential to achieve significant social change. The investment, which totals over £1million, is a testament of the Trust’s continued commitment to championing digital technology for social good.  more >
27th February 2013
A new challenge from Nominet Trust and Big Issue Invest has been launched to uncover England’s most innovative and disruptive early-stage ventures whose imaginative use of digital technology will have a profound impact on the future life chances of young people.  more >
14th February 2013
Europe’s first accelerator for technology-based social ventures, Bethnal Green Ventures, in partnership with Nominet Trust and Nesta, is to receive support from the Cabinet Office’s Social Incubator Fund. The Cabinet Office announced the first successful applicants of the Social Incubator Fund today (14 February).  more >
30th January 2013
The Design Council and Nominet Trust, have unveiled three new web-based services, which have been designed to help 16-24 year olds get on the career ladder by offering the chance to gain valuable skills experience.  more >
17th January 2013
Nominet Trust has announced the first round of successful projects through its Digital Edge programme. 14 organisations have been awarded more than £1 million in total to support their work in using technology to improve young people’s participation in society.  more >
19th December 2012
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and Nominet Trust have today announced that they will be partnering together in a new funding round focusing on innovative, evidence-based ways to use digital technology to help raise the attainment of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.  more >
10th December 2012
Although qualifications provide a useful benchmark for many employers when making recruitment decisions, new data from social investor Nominet Trust reveals that over half of 500 industry professionals interviewed do not believe that young people are leaving school with the right skills and experience necessary for the workplace.  more >
8th November 2012
The majority of children want to learn to write computer code and create online games, websites and mobile apps, shows new YouGov research. The findings are released as Nesta, Nominet Trust and Mozilla launch the Digital Makers programme – a £225,000 fund and a network for organisations to come together to stimulate and promote digital skills across the UK.  more >
7th November 2012
To dispel some of the negative myths of the internet and encourage more Glaswegians online, Our Digital Planet, an exhibition showcasing 24 powerful images demonstrating the power of the internet to change our lives for the better, is coming to Sauchiehall Street (crossing Hope Street) from Wednesday 7th November until Monday 26th November.  more >
19th September 2012
A new report by think tank Policy Exchange supports the greater use of the internet to deliver more personalised, cheaper and speedier public services but says that the government must pay special attention to older people who often prefer face-to-face contact when carrying out activities such as paying bills, grocery shopping or banking.  more >
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