When Nesta became a charity, the old Non-Departmental Public Body was abolished, and two new bodies were established:
• Nesta (the charity or Nesta the operating company), which carries out Nesta’s day to day activity including its research work and practical programmes.
• The Nesta Trust – a separate charitable trust. The endowment is now held in this trust, which is overseen by a 'Protector' appointed by Government.
Nesta is the trustee of the Nesta Trust and will continue to use the return from the endowment to meet the charitable objects of the Trust.