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.

Started: 2013
Based: London
Website: www.yearhere.org
Twitter: @yearhere
Categories: Community Action, Employment and Jobs

Year Here is a platform for young professionals who want to build smart responses to social problems. 

Over one year, our Fellows learn from, and design with, people at the frontline of inequality – in care homes, hostels and youth services across London.

It was started in 2013 by Jack Graham; his aim being to help bright changemakers with leadership potential to develop their skills and to find jobs which contribute to society.

Unlike a traditional Master's degree, it's immersive, action-oriented and grounded in the daily experience of those at the frontline of inequality. 
Their Fellows, young professionals from diverse backgrounds, try their hand at building creative responses to social problems, supported by industry mentoring and a rigorous social innovation curriculum.

Since launching in 2013 they've run nine programmes with 146 Fellows from diverse backgrounds, which have launched new social ventures including Birdsong, Fat Macy’s, Chatterbox, Settle and Cracked It.