The Royal Charter states that:

The BBC must work collaboratively and seek to enter into partnerships with other organisations, particularly in the creative economy, where to do so would be in the public interest.

In complying with this the BBC must:

  • enter into partnerships, which, overall, are with a wide range of organisations including commercial and non-commercial organisations and organisations of all sizes, throughout the nations and regions of the United Kingdom, covering television, radio and online services; and
  • ensure that its partnerships are fair and beneficial to all organisations in the partnership and, in particular, that partners are given due attribution and recognition, including in the branding and promotion of the output and services created or distributed.

We have hundreds of partnerships and collaborations, with organisations large and small. Our partners include national and regional cultural institutions, funders, festivals, trade and membership organisations, universities, training organisations, venues, local councils, charities, voluntary groups and commercial organisations including other broadcasters.

Each year we report on our partnerships in our Annual report and accounts.