THE BRITISH COUNCIL

THE BRITISH COUNCIL WAS FOUNDED TO CREATE A FRIENDLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE PEOPLE OF THE UK AND THE WIDER WORLD. WE CALL THIS WORK CULTURAL RELATIONS. WE WORK IN OVER 100 COUNTRIES, CONNECTING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM THROUGH PROGRAMMES AND SERVICES IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, THE ARTS, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY.

Charity Number
209131
Date Registered
1963-01-03
Telephone
(0)161 957 7755
Address
THE BRITISH COUNCIL, 10 SPRING GARDENS, LONDON, SW1A 2BN
Website
http://www.britishcouncil.org
Email
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Trustees
SIR VERNON ELLIS, James Cronin, Howell James CBE, Professor Martin Roth, Baroness Usha Prashar CBE, Ros Marshall, Gareth Bullock, Rohan Gunatillake, Tom Thomson OBE, Kirsty Lang, Professor Janet Beer, Sir David Verey CBE, Deborah Bronnert CMG, Oliver Laird
Charity Commission Classifications
Makes Grants To Organisations, Arts/culture/heritage/science, Education/training, Makes Grants To Individuals, Other Charitable Activities, Provides Services, Overseas Aid/famine Relief, The General Public/mankind, Other Charitable Purposes, Acts As An Umbrella Or Resource Body
Icnpo Classifications
International activities
Governing Document
ROYAL CHARTER GRANTED 07/10/1940 AS AMENDED BY SUPPLEMENTAL CHARTER DATED 26/11/1993 AS AMENDED BY ORDER IN COUNCIL DATED 22/07/1976 AS AMENDED BY ORDER IN COUNCIL DATED 05/10/1983 AS AMENDED BY ORDER IN COUNCIL DATED 27/10/1993 AS AMENDED BY ORDER IN COUNCIL DATED 04/12/1984 AS AMENDED BY ORDER IN COUNCIL DATED 16/07/2002 AS AMENDED BY ORDER IN COUNCIL DATED 08/06/2011;
Basic accounts
Accounts dateIncomeSpendingMore info
31 Mar 2015£972.88m£975.86m
31 Mar 2014£864.29m£880.41m
31 Mar 2013£781.29m£785.33mSIR
31 Mar 2012£738.50m£720.41mSIR
31 Mar 2011£692.96m£665.32mSIR

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Financial breakdown
CategoryIncomeSpending
Voluntary income/Generating vol inc£157.25m£0
Charitable activities£801.44m£965.53m
Trading£2.54m£660,000
Other£9.44m£3.19m
Governance£6.48m
Investment/Investment management£2.21m£0
Investment gains£103,000
Last updated: 2 November 2020

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