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British Council
Tags: IdeasChangeLives, British Council, Digital Solutions, Global Goals, Sustainable Development, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Economic Growth, Productive Employment
Audience: Other, Subject Matter Experts, Businesses, Businesses, Start-Ups, Researchers, Students
Anticipated Funding: £20,000
Applications close: January 10, 2020
Last Updated: September 12, 2019 12:42 AM
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The Challenge

The British Council are looking for people with a fresh, entrepreneurial spirit and a big idea that has the potential to make a positive impact for communities across the globe. 

The winning pitch will get £20,000 to invest in their idea, as well as mentorship and support from the British Council for a full year.

Focus for 2019

This year, the British Council are looking for ideas that help meet any or all of the targets within one of the three Global Goals for Sustainable Development below:

Goal 4: Quality education. 

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Goal 5: Gender equality. 

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth. 

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Applications will open up on 14 October 2019                                             


Eligibility Criteria

For complete details on the eligibility criteria that govern #IdeasChangeLives please refer to the website.

Terms and Conditions

For complete details on the terms and conditions that govern #IdeasChangeLives please refer to the website.

How to Apply

Applications will open Applications will open up on 14 October 2019,  please refer to the website for more details.

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