About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Website: www.childreach.org.uk

Started: 2004

Based: London

The charity runs climate change projects verified as Emission Reduction projects, allowing supporters to offset their own emissions. These include the Family Energy Project, which replaces traditional fossil fuels for cooking, lighting and treating water, with clean technology.

Childreach International provides fundraising opportunities to people in the UK based on organised challenge events such as climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as volunteering opportunities such as the Futurebuilding programme, renovating schools in rural Tanzania.

It also works with young people through tailored university challenges and school outreach programmes. The fundraising activities support its own projects as well as partners' projects in Tanzania, India, Nepal, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Peru, Cambodia, China and Bangladesh.

With offices in India, Nepal, and Tanzania, Childreach employs local staff to work closely with local communities, while UK staff provide assistance and support. The charity has worked with over 70,000 children in the past year.