Rapid Recovery Challenge

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Nesta’s Rapid Recovery Challenge will find and support tools and services that improve access to jobs and money for people across the UK, focussing on those hardest hit by the economic shock resulting from COVID-19.

The £3 million Challenge is funded by Nesta, in partnership with JP Morgan Chase Foundation, the Department for Work and Pensions, and Money and Pensions Service. Find out more about the 14 semi-finalists below.

Team

Ellie Cusack

Ellie Cusack

Ellie Cusack

Senior Campaigns Manager

Ellie is Nesta's Senior Campaigns Manager, responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of communication strategies for Nesta's three innovation missions.

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Kathy Nothstine

Kathy Nothstine

Kathy Nothstine

Head of Future Cities, Nesta Challenges

At Nesta Challenges, Kathy is the Head of Future Cities, where she focuses on place-based innovation and empowering cities to shape their destiny.

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Andrea Richardson

Andrea Richardson

Andrea Richardson

Senior Programme Manager, Nesta Challenges

At Nesta Challenges, Andrea leads the challenge prize advisory work with the Government of Canada, consulting on research, design and delivery of outcome-based funding projects.

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Karmel Edmonds

Karmel Edmonds

Karmel Edmonds

Assistant Programme Manager, Nesta Challenges

Karmel is currently working in the Nesta Challenges team as an Assistant Programme Manager.

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Shae Harmon

Shae Harmon

Shae Harmon

Communications Manager, Nesta Challenges

As Communications Manager for Nesta Challenges, Shae works across all themes Nesta Challenges wide. Shannon aims to encourage more people to enter our prizes through digital engagement.

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Gary Fawdrey

Gary Fawdrey

Gary Fawdrey

Assistant Programme Manager - Sustainable Communities, Nesta Challenges

Gary works on social innovation and tech for good prizes.

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Lucy Hawkins

Lucy Hawkins

Lucy Hawkins

Programme Coordinator, Nesta Challenges

Lucy is the Programme Coordinator for the Rapid Recovery Challenge.

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