About 85 per cent of the British Council’s turnover is earned through teaching and exams, tendered contracts and partnerships.
The British Council also receives grant-in-aid funding from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). This makes up around 15 per cent of our total income but enables us to represent the UK’s long-term interest in countries where we cannot rely on earned income alone.
You can access detailed information about our activities and sources of income under our corporate reports and documents. This section contains, among other documents, our annual reports, the Management Statement, and the Financial Memorandum agreed between the British Council and the FCO, which sets out the conditions associated with the grant-in-aid funding.
You can read more about our relationship with the UK government.