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Our history

Nominet Trust was established in January 2008 by Nominet, one of the world’s largest Internet registries, which maintains the .uk register of domain names.  As part of Nominet’s public purpose, Nominet Trust was set up to fund internet-based projects that make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people.

In September 2008, we were delighted to receive a donation of £5m as our initial funding from Nominet. This seed capital and subsequent funding has been invested in people committed to using the internet to address big social challenges. To date, we have invested more than £17 million in internet-related projects that improve lives and communities.