CSO-SEED aims to improve civil society participation in policy reforms to develop an environment conducive to decent work, job creation and SME development.
Our work in society
What is a social enterprise in the UK?
A social enterprise in UK definition:
- Has a social mission core to their purpose
- Generates the majority of its income through trade, not through grants or donations
- Reinvests the majority of its profits towards the social mission
What is the British Council social enterprise work comprised of?
Government engagement and policy
To deliver UK leadership in supporting governments and policy influencers to create an enabling environment for social enterprises to succeed.
To deliver UK leadership in training and business consultancy to support social entrepreneurs and social enterprises to develop, grow and scale through training, mentoring, consultancy and access to investment. Programmes include: Business and Investment Readiness Programme; Leaders for Social Impact: the Active Citizens Journey; Changemaker Stories and Impact
To support social entrepreneurship to become embedded in the curricula and ethos of higher education institutions – promoting strategic research and collaboration opportunities as well as innovative schools programmes. Programmes include: Lasallian Social Enterprise for Economic Development Programme
To embed social enterprise approaches in international development programmes, and to pursue contract opportunities utilising a social enterprise approach. Programmes include: Balloon Ventures; EU CSO SEED
The Society Magazine is maintained by Angel Flores, Head of Society; Jean de Pano, Community Policing Project - Project Manager; Marilen Soliman, CSO-SEED Project Manager; Apa Feliciano, Communications Officer; and Tina Abella, GOJUST Finance and Programme Officer.
The Business and Investment Readiness (BiR) Grants aim to strengthen social enterprise services in ARMM by providing social enterprises and intermediaries with the support they need to enhan
British Council and Foundation for a Sustainable Society (FSSI) are sending two (2) media practitioners to the UK to participate in a two-day fellowship programme with Pioneer's Post and a three-day study visit to UK's leading social enterprises.
Balloon Ventures partners with British Council in the Philippines to bring Balloon Ventures to Baguio City this 2016.
LSEED is De La Salle University’s (DLSU) programme to localise Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) #8 and #17. The programme is spearheaded by the university’s Centre for Social Concern and Action (COSCA) and is supported by the different colleges within the university.
Active Citizens: Leaders for Social Impact is a bespoke social enterprise leadership programme developed from the Active Citizens learning journey, which is a tried and tested British Council methodology for community leadership.
I Am a Changemaker is a programme dedicated to developing young people’s creativity to enable ground-breaking social innovation.