Mat Wright

In the light of Covid-19, we wanted to let you know what you can expect from British Council Society in the coming months. 

We understand that this is a difficult time for the society sector and for professionals working in social enterprise, governance and civil society, empowerment of women and girls, sport and justice, security and conflict resolution across the globe. We have always believed that culture connects us and at this time of uncertainty this is more important than ever. 

We’re committed to ensuring that people all over the world have access to culture and cultural connections. We hope that through new approaches to our work, we will continue to provide opportunities for society professionals and sectors around the world during a difficult and unpredictable time. 

At the moment, we are working hard to deliver as many activities as we can while listening and responding to the relevant government and health authority guidance in the countries in which we operate. 

Where it is not currently safe or practical to continue as planned, we are putting projects on hold, and we will reschedule them when it becomes possible to resume.

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues, partners and everyone engaged with our programmes and services are our priority during this rapidly evolving situation.


Active Citizens

To find out how the members of the British Council’s Active Citizens community are responding to Covid-19, please visit the Active Citizens website.

Global Social Enterprise

Through our partnership with Pioneers Post, we are commissioning a series of articles and podcasts focusing on how social enterprises, impact investors and ecosystem builders are adapting to the crisis.


If you have any questions or concerns, or any suggestions on how we can provide advice and support, then please get in touch with your British Council contact, or email britishcouncil@britishcouncil.org.ph.

You can read more about what Covid-19 means for British Council in the Philippines on the page below, where you can also find online content and resources to enable you to stay connected.