Business accelerator programme

The British Council in partnership with Seed Academy and the Social Enterprise Academy are recruiting 120 creative social entrepreneurs to take part in a fully-funded, high impact business accelerator programme.

This three-month business development programme will include in-depth, bespoke coaching from international and local social enterprise experts.

Participants will be recruited through a competitive online application process and can include enterprises operating in the performing arts, creative arts, fashion and textile design through to stage and set design, graphic design and film and television. The programme runs from May to December 2019.

The accelerator is being delivered as part of the British Council’s Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies (DICE) Programme, which supports the growth of creative and social enterprises as a way of addressing social problems and supporting youth employment, gender equality and greater opportunities for people with disabilities and those in marginalised communities.

To apply, you should be an entrepreneur with an idea for a creative business or you should already be running a social enterprise. Applications can be made at www.impactmakersandcreators.co.za before Monday February 18. Email surika@socialenterprise.academyfor more information.