Partner with us

Our partners value our global reach, network and trusted brand. We create innovative, high-performing joint programmes with partners worldwide.

Why partner with us?

Partnership is at the heart of everything we do at the British Council and it has been since we started in 1934. We are driven by our mission to build trust and opportunity globally and we have ambitious goals that can only be achieved by working with others.

A girl doing kick-ups with a football

Premier Skills: Premier League and the British Council

Premier Skills uses football to develop a brighter future for young people around the world.

Aardman Animations

A ground-breaking collaboration between two of Britain’s most trusted organisations that offers English to children aged 2-6.

Festivals and seasons

Platforms of high profile activity designed to boost bilateral relationships across all sectors spanning Arts, Education, Science and English.

Project Badiliko: Microsoft and the British Council

Badiliko improves access and quality in education, training, and technology around the world.

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Big Science Challenge: Rolls Royce and the British Council

The Big Science Challenge inspires the next generation of scientists and engineers in the UK and Middle East.

Classroom of students who are taking part in the Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme

Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme

Tullow Oil and the British Council's Group Scholarship Scheme builds capacity in countries with significant skills gaps.

A crowd of people looking at a piece of modern art at the UK Now exhibition

UK Now: a UK-China partnership

UK Now was the biggest-ever festival of UK arts and creative industries in China.

BIRAX Regenerative Medicine partnership

BIRAX was founded by the British Council in collaboration with Pears Foundation and academic leaders from Britain and Israel to strengthen academic collaboration between Britain and Israel.

Our Shared Future: Carnegie Corporation

Our Shared Future is a transatlantic network of scholars whose ideas, research and writings help improve intercultural understanding and build trust among diverse communities.

E-idea: Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance

E-idea seeks to develop the leadership of emerging leaders by funding and mentoring young eco-entrepreneurs in the Asia-Pacific region who are tackling sustainability challenges.