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Description

The UK's innovation agency for social good. We design, test and scale new solutions to society's biggest problems, changing millions of lives for the better. We will focus our energy and resources on three innovation missions: a fairer start for every child; a healthy life for all, and a sustainable future where the economy works better for people and the planet.

Also known as

  • Nesta
  • Nesta Operating Company
  • Nesta

CCEW Charity number

1144091

Company number

07706036

Registered

Postcode

EC4Y ODS

Website

nesta.org.uk

Domain

nesta.org.uk

Latest income

£46,114,000 (on )

This organisation record is based on data from Registered charities in England and Wales published by Charity Commission for England and Wales.

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Area of operation in the UK

Nesta

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This organisation record is part of a group of linked records that describe a single organisation. The organisation is linked to 4 active records and 0 inactive records, from 4 data sources.

The best identifier for this organisation is GB-CHC-1144091 .
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Examples include charity numbers and company numbers.

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GB-CHC gives the scheme for this identifier (Charity Commission), while 1144091 is the identifier for this organisation within the scheme.

Nesta (this record)

Organisation record from Charity Commission for England and Wales
Last updated 2024-05-19

Nesta

Organisation record from Office of Scottish Charity Regulator
Last updated 2024-05-16

Nesta

Organisation record from Companies House
Last updated 2024-05-18

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Themes and activities

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This organisation has been classified using different categories:

International Classification of Non-profit and Third Sector Organizations (ICNP/TSO)

ICNP/TSO categories have been automatically assigned from a machine learning model, as part of the UK Charity Classification project.

  • Grant-making foundations H10

UK Charity Activity Tags

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  • Beneficiary group BE » Children BE102

Theme (CCEW)

  • General Charitable Purposes 101
  • Education/training 102
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives 103
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty 105
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science 109
  • Environment/conservation/heritage 112
  • Economic/community Development/employment 113
  • Other Charitable Purposes 117

Beneficiaries (CCEW)

  • Children/young People 201
  • Elderly/old People 202
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies 205
  • The General Public/mankind 207

Activities (CCEW)

  • Makes Grants To Organisations 302
  • Provides Other Finance 303
  • Provides Services 306
  • Provides Advocacy/advice/information 307
  • Sponsors Or Undertakes Research 308
  • Other Charitable Activities 310

Scale of operation

  • National

Nesta

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Charity financial history

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Year ending Income (£) Spending (£)
2011-09-30 Registered as a charity
2012-03-31 0 30
2013-03-31 12,681,000 24,659,000
2014-03-31 15,974,000 28,528,000
2015-03-31 15,641,000 32,014,000
2016-03-31 14,492,000 25,673,000
2017-03-31 24,908,000 33,365,000
2018-03-31 24,655,384 32,230,219
2019-03-31 34,426,000 42,352,000
2020-03-31 43,347,000 47,192,000
2021-03-31 29,594,000 37,088,000
2022-03-31 21,614,000 41,611,000
2023-03-31 46,114,000 60,926,000
Income and Spending
Funds and Reserves

Data on funds and reserves are only available for financial years where the charity's income was more than £500,000.

Nesta

GB-CHC-1144091

Charity people

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2023
£
2022
£
Employees 510 523
Employees paid more than £60,000 171 60
Volunteers - -
Trustees 12
Employees
Volunteers

Data on employees is only available for financial years where the charity's income was more than £500,000.

Nesta

GB-CHC-1144091

Statement of Financial Activities

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Statement of financial activities for year ended .

Based on information provided to the Charity Commission for England and Wales in the charity's annual return. This may not exactly match the figures and categories supplied in the charity's annual accounts.

2023
£m
2022
£m
Incoming resources
Donations and other voluntary income - -
Legacies - -
Endowments - -
Donations and legacies - -
Income from charitable activities 9.4 4.3
Income from other trading activities 26.6 9.7
Income from investments 9.5 7.3
Other income 0.5 0.3
Total 46.1 21.6
Expenditure
Investment management 0.9 0.9
Other spending on raising funds 25.1 7.5
Spending on raising funds 26.0 8.4
Grants to institutions 5.4 4.5
Other charitable activities 29.5 28.7
Charitable activities 34.9 33.2
Other spending - -
Total 60.9 41.6
Net income / (expenditure) (14.8) (20.0)

Nesta

GB-CHC-1144091

Balance sheet

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Balance sheet at .

Based on information provided to the Charity Commission for England and Wales in the charity's annual return. This may not exactly match the figures and categories supplied in the charity's annual accounts.

2023
£m
2022
£m
Fixed assets
Tangible and intangible assets 34.6 36.0
Investment assets 418.3 452.3
452.9 488.3
Current assets
Current investment assets - -
Cash 20.1 24.0
Other current assets 20.3 20.8
40.3 44.9
Creditors
Amounts falling due within one year (13.6) (14.2)
Net current assets 26.8 30.7
Total assets less current liabilities 479.7 519.0
Creditors
Amounts falling due after one year (8.0) (8.0)
Net assets 471.7 511.0
Funds
Endowment funds 408.5 451.6
Restricted funds 12.5 16.8
Unrestricted funds 50.7 42.6
471.7 511.0

Nesta

GB-CHC-1144091

Income from government

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2023
£
2022
£
Contracts with government
None recorded
Government grants
Income from government grants 1,917,967 607,000
Government grants as % of total income 4.2% 2.8%
Number of government grants 8 3

Nesta

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Grants received

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Received 34 grants. Showing most recent 10 grants.

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Date Funder Amount awarded Description
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, UK Branch
Climate and Ocean
£60,000 The Strategy Room, Nesta
Nuffield Foundation
Welfare
£488,008
2 years
Grant to Nesta
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
UKRI - HEG - Scheme 22/23
£29,525 Hybrid Human Artificial Collective Intelligence in Open-Ended Decision Making
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
UKRI - HEG - Scheme 22/23
£30,294 Impetus
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
UKRI - ISCF - Scheme 22/23
-£8 Immersive performances of the future
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Investment Funds
£19,678 Investment Funds
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Creative Good Work Strategy
£50,000 Towards a Creative Good Work Strategy - indepenent review of job quality and working practice in the Creative Industries
Department for Education
National Retraining Scheme (NRS) Digital Retraining Pilot
£3,126,607 National Retraining Scheme (NRS) Digital Retraining Pilot
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Pilot Future News Fund 1920
£1,004,767 Pilot Future News Fund
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Centre for Social Action 1920
£279,907 ENHANCING IMPACT FUND

Data source

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National Lottery grants data comes from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport who publish the National Lottery grants database.

This data is used under the Open Government Licence. Grants that are also published under 360Giving have been removed to ensure there is not duplication.

  • The National Lottery (1 grant) | Licence

Nesta

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Grants made

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Published data showsthis funder made 1,470 grants between October 2011 and March 2022.

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2022 46 grants £2,348,354
2021 94 grants £3,251,818
2020 277 grants £11,889,654
4 grants €255,000
1 grant US$65,000
2019 150 grants £7,559,618
10 grants US$1,185,000
2018 153 grants £9,419,497
17 grants US$34,000
2017 103 grants £7,270,154
2016 101 grants £7,394,156
2015 85 grants £1,771,507
2014 174 grants £19,129,750
2013 135 grants £10,373,561
2012 86 grants £4,828,128
2011 34 grants £2,535,555

Data source

Some grants data comes from funders who publish data using the 360Giving Data Standard. It was accessed using the 360Giving Datastore.

Nesta

GB-CHC-1144091

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