How to apply
Year Here is a platform for entrepreneurial professionals who want to build smart responses to social problems.
Year Here is an immersive, action-oriented course in social innovation, grounded in the daily experience of those at the frontline of inequality – your journey starts in homeless hostels, care homes or pupil referral units across London.
Fellows join us with an average of 5 years’ career experience, bringing with them a broad range of specialist skills and experience, ranging from biochemistry to psychology, journalism to engineering. What unites them is their brilliant personal qualities – resourcefulness, humility and resilience – and their passion for social action.
Over 10 months you’ll focus on a complex social issue: the housing crisis; educational inequality; community resilience; vulnerable youth; health and wellness.
Supported by a network including The Cabinet Office, Bain & Company, Nesta and Forward3D – if selected, you will:
Beyond Year Here
Our alumni go on to run the social enterprises they start at Year Here, work for fast-growing social start-ups or forge an exciting portfolio career.
They have founded 26 social ventures including:
Collectively our Fellows have contributed 110,000 hours to frontline services, and their ventures have reached over 4,000 service users, generated more than £2m in revenue and received national coverage in The Guardian, Huffington Post, Independent, Financial Times, Vice and BBC News.
Our alumni have been awarded the Centre for Social Justice Social Enterprise of The Year award, 4x Shackleton awards and 4x Forbes 30 Under 30 listings.
Who we are
Year Here was launched in 2013 at 10 Downing St. Since then we have worked with 166 Fellows across ten programmes and been named one of Britain's 50 New Radicals by Nesta and The Observer.
Our Faculty includes social entrepreneurs, policy makers and innovation experts – from Sophie Howarth, co-founder of School of Life, to award-winning social designer Lauren Currie OBE and Nishant Lalwani, Director of Investments at Omidyar Network.
There are no course fees
Year Here is a full-time course in social innovation based in London. Unlike a traditional Master's degree or postgraduate course, we have no tuition fee. To make the programme as accessible as possible, our financial support package includes access to loans, bursaries and TfL discounts, plus recommendations for flexible paid work and affordable accommodation.
The programme starts w/c 26th August 2019.
The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 9th June.