The DICE Fund is a £2 million British Council fund designed to support the growth of creative and social enterprise in Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa and the UK.
Two types of grants are awarded through the DICE Fund: Scoping and Business Development Grants and Collaboration Grants – see details below.
These grants are designed to foster new partnerships, and enhance existing partnerships, between UK enterprises and sector support organisations (such as impact hubs, accelerators and universities) and counterparts in the overseas DICE countries.
The partners will draw on the grants to co-design and co-deliver interventions that support the development of creative and social enterprises that specifically focus on one or more of the following: empowering women and girls, fostering youth employment, and supporting people with disabilities and other marginalised groups.
Please note that the call for applications for the Scoping and Business Development Grants are now closed. There will be two calls for applications for Collaboration Grants: the first from 1 September – 16 November 2018, and the second from 1 October 2018 – 8 February 2019.
All applications to the DICE Fund must be submitted on this portal.
Scope of the interventions
Please note that the DICE Fund is one component of the wider DICE programme and successful applicants to the DICE Fund are not expected to develop interventions that directly target policy makers or promote legislation. Rather it is expected that such interventions will focus at the level of institutions (such as universities or sector support bodies) or enterprises.