The Social Innovation Mentor Network matches social innovators who are scaling organisations and ideas with mentors who have had experience of doing just that.
The programme was developed from Nesta’s already successful Creative Business Mentor Network. Mentoring is initially available to organisations backed by Nesta through The Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund.
Organisations joining the network receive:
- One-to-one mentoring in the form of up to 10 two-hour sessions over a 12 month period
- An induction workshop at the start of the programme
- Workshops and events designed to meet other members of the wider Network
- Coaching support - in addition to mentoring
Meet the current mentors and their mentees:
Catherine McGrath (MD Retail Bank, Barclays) is mentoring Daniel Hutt, Head of Policy, User Voice.
Charles Leadbeater (Consultant and Nesta associate) is mentoring James Probert, Director of Impact, City Year UK.
Elspeth Openshaw (Social Business Trust/Head of Legal UK Retail Bank, Barclays) is mentoring Andrew Berwick, Director of Tutoring, The Access Project.