Year Here

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A community of social entrepreneurs
tackling Britain’s toughest social problems
YEAR HERE
A community of social entrepreneurs
tackling Britain’s toughest social problems

We are a family of innovators, activists and entrepreneurs

Our projects and ventures were born out of the Year Here Fellowship, which ran for a decade until 2022.

A Year Here Fellow stands next to an older beneficiary in front of a council estate

Over ten years, we unleashed a gentle tidal wave of social innovation.

276 folks joined the Fellowship. They came from a kaleidoscope of backgrounds and were united by their drive to tackle society’s toughest problems. They became Year Here Fellows.

They learnt from the people hit hardest by inequality in care homes, hostels and youth services across London. Then, with the support of our faculty, they built creative and robust solutions.

Fellows emerged as award-winning social leaders and entrepreneurs. Collectively they launched over 50 social ventures to confront issues from refugee marginalisation to climate injustice.

265 folks joined the Fellowship. They came from a kaleidoscope of backgrounds and were united by their drive to tackle society’s toughest problems. They became Year Here Fellows.
They learnt from the people hit hardest by inequality in care homes, hostels and youth services across London. Then, with the support of our faculty, they built creative and robust solutions.
Fellows emerged as award- winning social leaders and entrepreneurs. Collectively they launched over 40 social ventures to confront issues from refugee marginalisation to climate injustice.

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The Fellows

The 276 frontline specialists, activists, consultants and artists who became our Fellows.

Meet the new generation of social innovators, leading technicolour ripples of change across society.

Founded by our Fellows. Pioneering progress across the country.

Breakthrough

BREAKTHROUGH is Britain’s first apprenticeship provider recruiting directly from prisons. Through creating bridges to decent employment, they aim to slash recidivism.

SETTLE aims to break the cycle of youth homelessness by supporting vulnerable young people moving into their first home. They’ve worked with hundreds of young people across the country.

CHATTERBOX is an award-winning tech platform training refugees as foreign language tutors and connecting them with students and professionals across the UK.

Birdsong is an ethical fashion brand selling clothes handcrafted by London women – from octogenarian knitters to migrant seamstresses
– with a ‘no sweatshops, no photoshop’ ethos.

Settle aims to break the cycle of youth homelessness by supporting vulnerable young people moving into their first home. They’ve worked with hundreds of young people across the country.

Chatterbox is an award-winning tech platform training refugees as foreign language tutors and connecting them with students and professionals across the UK.

This is where you start.
The philosophy at the heart of Year Here.

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Our blog

Here and Now: dispatches from the frontline of the fight against inequality.

Follow our Medium.com publication for founder stories and frontline insight.