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Nominet Trust

Nominet Trust is the UK’s leading social tech funder. We bring together, invest in and support people making imaginative use of technology to address complex social challenges.

Our Work

Over £17m directly awarded in grant funding to UK social tech ventures since 2009

Nominet Trust ventures retain 100% equity & 100% of IP


Supporting our ventures

Over £1m invested in business support

To give them the best chance of success

More than 50% of ventures are early-stage

Through our evaluation process we give our ventures the space to test, learn and refine their approach, so they can develop a robust Theory of Change.

And help them realise
their ambitions

WeFarm Cafe Direct Producers'
Digital Families Campaign for Learning
CDI Europe Apps for Good
BeatBullying The BB Group
$260,000 (£167,000) from Knight Foundation
£500,000 from Education Endowment Foundation
Over £1.45m including Esmee Fairbairn,
Nesta, Google Impact Award
and Thomson Reuters
Over £3m including Social Action Fund,
Nesta, SIB and European Union

£12.5 million additional investment from

  • Nesta
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • The Cabinet Office
  • Big Lottery
  • Salesforce, Unity Trust Bank, MITIE,
    Lloyds Development Capital,
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Founders Forum for Good
  • Education Endowment Foundation

£2.46 million of Nominet Trust
funding has generated over


£1.45 million of Nominet Trust
funding has attracted

We bring people together in partnership

At Nominet Trust, we are a small team partnering with private, public and voluntary sector organisations to amplify the impact of our investments.

Working in this way we have…

  • Invested in more than 490 additional ventures
  • Developed progressive funding and incubation models Innovation Labs | Corporate Social Venturing
  • Launched a national campaign with Nesta and Mozilla Make Things Do Stuff to get young people creating technology, rather than just using it

Making a big difference

In total Nominet Trust has invested
more than £21m since 2009

Supporting over 700 social
tech ventures
millions of people across the UK

Imagine the Possibilities