DD1183 Red Trust - Team London Volunteering Platform

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Code: 
DD1183
Date signed: 
11 August 2014
Decision by: 
Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development, Enterprise and Environment

Executive summary

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 ; one that puts technological innovation at the heart of efforts to address challenges that global cities face. There are two strands to the online platform: the first is to give Londoners the flexibility to volunteer in ways that fit their busy lifestyles. The second is to connect young people to work experience – be it through volunteering or paid work.

In this regard the GLA wishes to enter into a funding agreement between Red Trust (charity number 1117891) and Team London to support the development of a micro volunteering and work platform up to a maximum of £125,000.

To fund the technological development, DD1132 authorised the virement of £125,000 (of TSB funding) from the Environment team to Team London. With the additional funding, Red Trust will be able to build new functionality for the Do-it national volunteering platform. This will also integrate with the Team London website, enabling Londoners to take part in Micro Volunteering and Work opportunities.

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