Global Social Enterprise Programme

The British Council’s Global Social Enterprise programme draws on the UK experience in social enterprise to promote its growth around the world. We build capacity in the sector, forge international networks, and support policy leaders to create ecosystems in which social enterprise and social investment can thrive. Our work supports positive social change, inclusive growth and sustainable development while building trust and creating opportunities between the UK and other countries.  

Currently running in 31 countries and on four continents, the programme: provides aspiring and existing social enterprises with skills training, consultancy, mentoring and access to funding; disseminates best UK and global practice to support policy leaders to create enabling ecosystems for social enterprise and investment; supports education institutions to embed social enterprise, exchange best practice, and deliver joint research on social enterprise; facilitates the use of social enterprise approaches in international development programmes; commissions research and organises high profile events that foster social enterprise and social investment, and; builds international networks linking social entrepreneurs, intermediary organisations and social investors. 

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