Social enterprise in schools, education, teaching resource, SDGs
Developed with the Social Enterprise Academy and Real Ideas Organisation, our Teaching resource on social enterprise and the SDGs has been translated into several languages to support our Social Enterprise in Schools programme, which will reach 50,000 students by 2020.  ©

British Council

This collection includes our guide to Social Enterprise in the UK and structuring guide for social enterprises in the ASEAN region as well as our two resouorce packs offering lesson plans and activities for teaching social enterprise in schools. 

Social Enterprise in the UK

This 2015 handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the UK’s thriving social enterprise sector. Packed with illuminating examples and useful links, this rich resource covers everything from ownership structures to impact measurement and from funding mechanisms to government support.  General readers and insiders alike will find it authoritative, engaging and clear. (Adobe PDF 1.97MB)

ASEAN Social Enterprise Structuring Guide

Packed with practical advice, this guide is designed to help social entrepreneurs better understand the complexities of setting up a social enterprise in eight Southeast Asian countries. Developed with the Thomson Reuters Foundation and United Nations ESCAP, it covers the pros and cons of different legal forms, regulatory and tax obligations, registering with ministries, required permits and more. (Adobe PDF 2MB)

Teaching resource on social enterprise and the SDGs

Download our free teaching resource offering six lesson plans on social enterprise and the Sustainable Development Goals for students aged 7-14. The lessons help students to explore the needs in your community and develop a business plan for their very own social enterprise, thus developing skills such as citizenship, critical thinking and creativity. (Adobe PDF 3.87MB)

Social Enterprise in Schools: a resource pack for teachers

This resource pack provides ideas for discussion, activities and a framework to help educators use social entrepreneurship as an engaging project in their school. It is designed to encourage students to develop an understanding of how business can help to address social problems and gain practical experience in setting up a social enterprise of their own, helping them to increase their knowledge of social innovation and develop core skills for learning, life, and work. (Adobe PDF 3.58MB)