SNF launches Lottery-funded ‘Britain’s Personal Best’ website

| 24th Jul 13

The charitable arm of the Big Society Network (BSN), Society Network Foundation (SNF), has this week launched a website for Britain’s Personal Best (BPB, a year-long £1m Olympic legacy project set up in a bid to help inspire the nation to set themselves goals, attracting sponsorship and raising money for their chosen charity in the process.

The project hopes to meet first-year participation targets of 6,500 charities and community groups and 125,000 individuals, and the site is predicted to reach one million page views by October.

According to Civil Society, BPB’s presentation to prospective strategic partners earlier this year stated that “the website has been developed to support and optimise personal participation, group formation, interaction and increase online giving”. The user would have an experience “tailored to their interests and connections found by aggregating graphs over multiple social networks” when participating on the site.

The scheme also predicts that around ten large charities, 1,500 small and medium-sized charities, and 5,000 community groups would participate actively in BPB by October.