Social Enterprise World Forum 2019: apply now for £1k bursaries for Ethiopia trip

The British Council is partnering with Social Enterprise UK to offer shortlisted social enterprises in certain categories of the UK Social Enterprise Awards 2019 a bursary to attend the 2019 Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) in Ethiopia.

Worth £1,000 each, the bursaries are intended to contribute to the cost of flights, accommodation and tickets to the 2019 SEWF which will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia between 23 and 25 October.

The annual UK Social Enterprise Awards act as a valuable indicator of the social enterprise movement within the UK. SEUK has recently opened its applications for the 2019 Awards across 14 different categories. The application deadline is 7 July and shortlisted organisations will be notified in early September. 

Social enterprises that are shortlisted in the following categories will be eligible for the bursaries:

  • Category 1: Social Enterprise in the UK
  • Category 8: Education, Training and Jobs Social Enterprise
  • Category 11: Women in Social Enterprise
  • Category 12: International Impact

Social enterprises that wish to apply for a bursary must do so as part of their 2019 UK Social Enterprise Awards application in one of the four categories listed above. Applications must be aligned with both the British Council Award Guidelines and UK Social Enterprise Award Guidelines

In return for the UK bursary, recipients will commit to producing a short blog or alternative communication about their experience at SEWF, which the British Council can then share across its media platforms.


Header photo: The African Union headquarters building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia