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The aim of the competition is to identify and support potential entrepreneurs who have brilliant ideas to help develop their communities and communities that have brilliant ideas to create and manage their own enterprises. Community enterprises identified through the competition’s selection process will receive capacity building and networking opportunities, along with a chance to win seed funding to support the establishment and growth of their social enterprise.

About Community Entrepreneurs Challenge

Community Entrepreneurs Challenge is an annual competition held by British Council and the Arthur Guinness Fund since 2010. The competition is designed to identify and support social entrepreneurs to inspire a generation of potential change makers. On 17 September 2013, British Council and the Arthur Guinness Fund launched the Community Entrepreneurs Challenge (CEC) Wave IV.


Within three  years of its implementation, CEC has provided capacity building to representatives of 200 selected communities and identified 17 best practices of community enterprises from around Indonesia that have received total seed funding of up to IDR 2,286,000,000 (GBP 127,000), impacting approximately 24,000 people.

CEC believes in the value of connecting community entrepreneurs with their counterparts from across Indonesia and also those that are in the East Asia Region and UK. Networks and collaborations develop organically throughout the 1 year duration of the competition.

Applications are now closed. We are currently reviewing whether this programme will take place again next year.

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