International Enterprise Programme (IEP)

The British Council and The Premier League are calling on Non-Profit Organisations in Johannesburg and Cape Town to submit applications to be part of the Premier League Enterprise Programme which will be scoped for the first time In South Africa in August 2017.

The British Council, Premier League and Sports Relief aim to introduce a new International Enterprise Programme to South Africa building on previous work in this area.

The programme will aim to use the global popularity and power of football to support enterprise skills and social entrepreneurial development in South Africa by partnering with local NGOs and PSL football clubs. In South Africa, a focus on social enterprise may be more appropriate to help incentivise the programme to charitable partners. This could involve opening small grant/ seed funding applications to support particular social enterprise ideas/ activity.

The international programme will primarily focus on adult learning through a ‘Tutor Trainer’ model.

Premier League Club trainers will train a core group of practitioners from partner organisations on how to deliver enterprise training using the context of a business model of a professional football club to young beneficiaries.

Based on the successful Premier League Enterprise programme, a bespoke training and delivery model will be developed in consultation with local partners. Based on our experience on running similar initiatives globally, this will typically involve a focus on learner-centred pedagogy, content orientation and mentoring support to participants as they run trial sessions for young beneficiaries.

If your organisation would be interested, kindly submit a one-pager with the organisation profile and how you would benefit from this initiative.  

Please send your information to by the 27 June 2017.


For more information you can contact:

Sinethemba Malunga- Sports Education Project Manager
British Council, Johannesburg
T: 011 560 9300