Skills for Social Entrepreneurs
Skills for Social Entrepreneurs is a British Council project that provides international learning and networking and aims to create partnerships across the public and private sector and civil society organisations.
The British Council launched its social enterprise programme in Malaysia in September 2012. Drawing on the success of our global programme, we have supported policy makers and practitioners in making global connections, worked with young Malaysians at ideation stage and with social entrepreneurs at start up stage.
In partnership with The Arthur Guinness Projects, we initiated a project which invests in and supports social entrepreneurs with new ideas, solutions or an approach to social problems that will create systemic change at a community and, potentially, national level. It aims to do this through the Entrepreneurs for Good Social Enterprise Awards whereby potential social entrepreneurs are provided with training, mentoring and seed funding to enable them to develop social enterprises. Since 2012, Entrepreneurs for Good has trained 48 social entrepreneurs and invested more than £225, 000 financial and business support to 18 social enterprises.