Creative Spark Partnership Fund

 The British Council is pleased to announce a new programme with funding opportunities for universities and creative institutions.

The Creative Spark: Higher Education Enterprise Programme is a five-year initiative that will support the development of enterprise skills and the creative economy.


Responding to high youth unemployment rates and an underdeveloped creative sector, Creative Spark will fund up to 22 international partnerships between highereducation and creative institutions in the UK and: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.


With an aim to build partnerships which will support enterprise education – including establishing enterprise hubs - the programme will benefit university students, graduates and young entrepreneurs who will learn a range of skills from how to pitch ideas to how to start a business. Each partnership will be granted a maximum of £50,000.


In addition, the British Council will develop new digital content to help young people strengthen their English language skills, whilst learning about entrepreneurship through a series of free online courses.


*Deadline for the application submission is 8 October 2018.