British Council: Inviting applications for ‘#IdeasChangeLives challenge’ to work with the British Council’s Digital, Partnerships and Innovation team on an initiative to help achieve one of six of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Funding brief: Do you have a great digital idea that has the potential to create a better world?
If so, please enter the #IdeasChangeLives challenge. You could win a prize of £20,000 and the chance to work with the British Council’s Digital, Partnerships and Innovation team on an initiative to help achieve one of six of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Last year, we reached 758 million people through our work.

They are looking for organizations, groups, or talented individuals, to work with us on creating hyper-innovative digital solutions.

You should have a vision for how your idea could improve the lives of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people.

This challenge gives you a genuine chance to change the world and improve the lives of some of the world’s most disadvantaged people – what’s your idea?

Create a digital solution to help achieve one of six of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The target date for achieving the SDGs is 2030. Your digital solution must help the world address one, or more, of these six SDGs:
SDG 4 – Quality education
SDG 5 – Gender equality
SDG 8 – Decent work and economic growth
SDG 10 – Reduced inequalities
SDG 11 – Sustainable cities and communities
SDG 16 – Peace, justice and strong institutions

They have focused on these six, as they most closely align with our work. They will work in partnership with you to realize your idea and then promote it to reach people (especially young people) in any or all of the more than 100 countries that they work in.

Criteria: The shortlisting and judging panels will assess entries on the following criteria:
Positive impact: Does your idea propose a genuine, life-changing solution to one of the above SDGs?
Scale: Does your idea have the potential to change the lives of hundreds of thousands, or millions, of people through a digital engagement?
Partnership: How would the partnership between you and us bring real value to the innovative digital idea? Also, how would it complement the existing work and role of the British Council?

Donor Name: British Council
Funding name: No specific fund name

Deadline: 23rd, November, 2018 at midnight GMT

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: Up to two winning entries will receive prizes of £20,000 each, funded by the Friends of the British Council.

In addition, each winner will have the chance to work collaboratively with the British Council’s Digital, Partnerships and Innovation team to develop a minimum viable product (MVP) based on their idea.

Once each MVP is ready, they will agree with the winner what the next phase of work is. From there they hope to develop a longer-lasting partnership, promoting the work through our network in more than 100 countries.

They have identified a collaborative approach to intellectual property (IP), which is important to all partnerships. You can read about this in the terms and conditions.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found
Project duration: Not found

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: #IdeasChangeLives is open to individuals and companies of any size based anywhere in the world. You can enter as an individual, group of individuals, company, partnership, association or other organization.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply: Click to view
● Guideline: Click to view
● About: Click to view

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).

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