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Poyraz Tütüncü

We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.

We uniquely combine the UK’s deep expertise in arts and culture, education and the English language, our global presence and relationships in over 100 countries, our unparalleled access to young people and influencers and our creative sparkle.

We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. 

Our status

We are:

  • registered charity no 209131 (England and Wales) and SC037733 (Scotland)
  • an executive non-departmental public body. The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is our sponsoring department
  • a public corporation.

Our Patron is HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Prince of Wales is our Vice-Patron.

Read more about our work in our annual reports