British Council #IdeasChangeLives Challenge 2018

British Council #IdeasChangeLives Challenge 2018 for Innovation Solutions to SDG Goals


Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for British Council #IdeasChangeLives Challenge 2018…Interested apps and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.

British Council #IdeasChangeLives

British Council #IdeasChangeLives Challenge 2018

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).

  • Type: Contest
  • Eligible Countries: All
  • Number of Awards: 2

Programme Description: We are looking for organisations, 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?

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


#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 organisation.

Application Procedure

Application Form – How to Apply: If you’re ready to enter, submit your idea here.


Value of Award: 

  • Up to two winning entries will receive prizes of £20,000 each
  • 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, we will agree with the winner what the next phase of work is. From there we hope to develop a longer-lasting partnership, promoting the work through our network in more than 100 countries.

Application Deadline

Application Deadline: 23rd November 2018 midnight GMT

For More Information:

Click Here to the Official Webpage of British Council #IdeasChangeLives Challenge 2018 for Innovation Solutions to SDG Goals for more information.




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