DD1362 Team London – London Student Volunteer Fortnight 2015

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Code: 
DD1362
Date signed: 
08 July 2015
Decision by: 
Jeff Jacobs, Head of Paid Service

Executive summary

Team London is the Mayor’s action plan for volunteering. Under MD1341 the Mayor approved expenditure of up to a maximum of £680,000, and MD1304 approved expenditure of up to a maximum of £200,000 to support Team London’s continued work to increase volunteering in London.

In addition, the GLA was awarded £3m from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) towards a Smart Cities Demonstrator Programme (MD1247), which includes the development and delivery of a Micro-Work and Volunteering platform. The online portal supports the Mayor’s Volunteering Strategy and his vision for a Smart London which puts technological innovation at the heart of efforts to address challenges that global cities face.

The GLA has entered into a funding agreement with The Red Trust to deliver a micro-platform which will enable people (particularly the younger market) to engage in short-term volunteering opportunities and use these to gain short-term work.

This decision seeks approval for expenditure of up to a maximum of £100,000 on a marketing campaign which will support Team London’s campaign to increase volunteering in London by encouraging students and recent graduates to use the new Team London Speed Volunteering site around the time of London Student Volunteering Fortnight (24 October – 7 November 2015). Under MD1433 marketing campaigns for the GLA were approved to be continued to be delivered by MEC until November 2015, when a tender process for a new supplier will take place.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice