The entire premise and success of Do-it lies with its strength in partnerships.
Without charities large and small there would be no opportunities to provide. Without Volunteer Centres across the UK the opportunities would not get to the Do-it user, and without organisations such a Volunteering England, Do-it would not be able to offer opportunities from Tyneside to Totnes.
Ongoing funding partnerships are also intrinsic to the progression of Do-it.
Without vital funding from the Cabinet Office and Oracle, YouthNet would not have been able to develop the unique V-Base software that has helped create the national volunteering database. It would not have been able to provide Volunteer Centres across the UK with essential hardware to enable them to upload the volunteering opportunities into the database to reach the users of Do-it.
YouthNet receives some money from the Office for Civil Society, based at the Cabinet Office, to help with the development of Do-it.
Oracle Corporation is one of our Founder Funders. Organisations of all sizes, in all industries and geographies, meet and exceed their business goals with the help of Oracle technological products, services solutions, and partners.
Volunteering England works to support and increase the quality, quantity, impact and accessibility of volunteering throughout England.
In May 2008, The BAA Communities Trust committed £55,000 to support the London part of the Do-it tour. The Do-it tour will train volunteer involving organisations (Volunteer Centres, local and national charities) on how to successfully upload their volunteering opportunities onto the database, using the newest generation of Do-it software.
Some 240 volunteer-involving organisations from London and the South East will be trained by YouthNet on how to use the new software.
Further information about the BAA partnership with YouthNet.
Big Lottery Fund
The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) is responsible for giving out half the money for good causes raised by the National Lottery. They are committed to bringing real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need. BIG is supporting YouthNet by contributing towards the delivery of a five-year strategic project that will support a step-change in volunteering and ensure the sustainability of the infrastructure.
YouthNet is a recipient of a Google Grant award.