British Council

About British Council
  • Based In: United Kingdom
  • Countries Active: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong SAR China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Sector: Education, Employability, Others
  • Beneficiaries: Children and youths, Ethnic minorities, Other(s), Women and girls
  • Financing Provided: Grant
  • Support Provided: Access to Networks, Other(s)

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.

Through our Global Social Enterprise programme, we promote the development of social entrepreneurship to help address entrenched social and environmental problems and deliver positive change in our communities and societies. We have recently launched a new programme called Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies (DICE) that supports the growth of creative and social enterprises in order to empower women and girls, foster youth employment and support people with disabilities and other marginalised groups.

These programmes provide social entrepreneurs with access to training, mentoring and funding opportunities and promote social enterprise education in schools and universities. We also convene policy dialogues, organise study tours and conduct research to share knowledge and best practice in scaling social enterprise and social investment. Additionally, we deliver international development projects that promote the growth of social entrepreneurship.

Our work draws on UK experience and expertise and is delivered across more than 30 countries with local and international partners, including AVPN and United Nations ESCAP.

It is a systemic approach designed to help foster a more sustainable, inclusive and prosperous future and build collaboration, opportunities and trust between the UK and other countries.


British Council team members on AVPN Connector