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

Over 10 months, you’ll learn from, and design with, people at the frontline of inequality – in care homes, hostels and youth services across London.

You’ll be focussed one of society's most complex issues: the housing crisis, youth inequality, community resilience or health and wellness. 

Supported by a network including The Cabinet Office, Bain & Co, and Nesta – if selected, you will:

  • Serve at the frontline. Your first 5 months will be spent in homeless shelters, care homes and community centres, learning first-hand from the people hit hardest by inequality and designing innovative ways to boost your placement's impact.
  • Build ventures. You’ll lead projects from the get-go – working inside and outside the current system to trial new initiatives that challenge the status quo. And you’ll build your own venture with opportunities to secure seed investment from O2 and The Funding Network.
  • Learn from expert faculty. You’ll be assigned a personal mentor and receive extensive training from a faculty of more than 70 leaders from across the social sector – people who specialise in fields from entrepreneurship to government policy and community development.
  • Find your people. You’ll spend a lot of time with Year Here’s team and faculty, and other Fellows; these will become your support network, collaborators and co-founders. This is a unique opportunity to join a growing movement of entrepreneurs and activists.

Beyond Year Here

In a year’s time, we expect you to be running your own social enterprise, for a fast growing social start-up or forging an exciting portfolio careers.

Our alumni have founded 12 social ventures including Settle, supporting vulnerable young people who are moving into their first home and The Hard Yard, a fitness brand employing ex-offenders.


There are no course fees. Unlike a traditional Master’s degree or postgraduate course, we cover your tuition fee.

Our financial support package includes access to loans, bursaries, flexible paid work, TfL discounts and affordable accommodation.

Apply Now – our applications close 11th June.