Trading Times wins Nominet Trust grant funding!

26.09.2013
Trading Times wins Nominet Trust grant funding!

Nominet Trust, the UKs only Tech for Good investor, recently announced its funding of Trading Times to extend the service across London and beyond from New Year 2014! Nominet Trust’s support will enable our award-winning community matching service to continue to grow, respond to user feedback, and scale up.

The new funding covers 9-month project from September 2013 to June 2014 that enables us to build on the experiences and learnings from our successful pilot project in Barnet and develop a richer, more scalable version of Trading Times.

Our next-generation Trading times project has already begun, but we cannot do it alone – we need your help! We are encouraging participation from across our fan base to help us design and build the most effective and valued skills matching service possible for plus50s, carers, single parents and local businesses. We will shortly be sending all our registered Trading Times users an online feedback questionnaire to complete which will guide us in prioritising the parts of the service most important to you. We would be most grateful if you would complete the survey (it should only take 5–10 min).

We are also asking for volunteers to help us test the new system before we go live. We will be providing 25 volunteers (both employers and candidates) access to our test environment to ‘play’ with the new Trading Times service and provide feedback on what works well and what can be improved. Please email us at help@tradingtimes.org.uk if you want to be part of this exciting project. Again, it won’t take up much of your time, and you can do it at your convenience from your home PC/laptop.

About Nominet Trust: Nominet Trust (www.nominettrust.org.uk) believes in the power of digital technology to improve lives and communities. Nominet Trust has invested in hundreds of organisations since its inception in 2008, providing business support as well as financial investment, seeking to connect projects to prospective partners who can help increase their reach and impact. All of the organisations approved for funding clearly demonstrate innovation in the social use of technology and look to address many persistent social challenges, such as employability, social care and social exclusion.

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