The British Council and its partners support organisations known as social enterprises, which employ business approaches to meet social and environmental needs and make a positive impact in their communities. 

Our programme draws on UK expertise, striving to share best practice and create opportunities between the UK and other countries. Currently operating in 24 countries and working with a host of international and local partners, we provide social entrepreneurs with: 

  • training 
  • business consulting and mentoring
  • access to funding and investment opportunities
  • study tours
  • international networking 

We also conduct research and organise policy dialogues, academic exchanges and public awareness activities which promote social enterprise and social investment

Find out more about our work and the social enterprises we support below.

Programme highlights