c What are the project timescales?

There is an aspiration to stop supporting SiteBuilder at the end of 2024 but there are no dates for interim project milestones.

The reason for this is there are many unknowns. The whole project and volunteer team was created from scratch in late 2022. Challenges include recruitment and training of enough volunteer team members to work with some 700 u3as to move their sites to SiteWorks. The same applies to the availability and training of u3a Web Managers. We also require IT support from the Trust.

At the start of December 2023 we have 26 production SiteWorks sites on our hosting service. These, and the next tranche in January, are the sites of our Pioneers who have been testing the software and our processes.