The young people’s charity YouthNet has run Do-it since 2001 but announced in March this year that it wanted to transfer the running of the site to another provider so it could focus on its work with young people.
At the end of August YouthNet said that the site would be handed over by December this year to a partnership comprising the Red Trust, which runs ivo.org, Believe.in, a fundraising platform, Blue Dot, a social marketing agency, Prospectus, a recruitment agency for the not-for-profit sector, and Vivo, which runs a web-based rewards system used by schools.
The transfer process has been overseen by YouthNet and the Office for Civil Society, a primary funder of Do-it. The OCS is to make funding available to support the transfer of the service and place it on a sustainable financial footing.
YouthNet said that of the six staff who were working on the service, four had transferred to the new provider. One has resigned and the other has been given another job at YouthNet.
Emma Thomas, chief executive of YouthNet, said much had been achieved by the service. "I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in working with YouthNet and contributing to Do-it’s success, from volunteer centres, to partners and staff," she said.
"As YouthNet looks to an exciting year ahead with our plans for supporting young people, it is great that in parallel Do-it has an exciting future with the Red Trust and the strong and committed partnership it will lead to take the service forward."