Building Better Opportunities Programmes
Building Better Opportunities Programmes are jointly funded by the The National Lottery Community Fund and The European Social Fund as part of their investment in local projects that tackle the root causes of poverty and promote social inclusion.
- The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK. It puts people in the lead to improve their lives and communities, often through small local projects.
- It is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by National Lottery players for good causes. Last year it awarded £583 million and supported around 12,000 grants across the UK for health, education, environment and charitable purposes.
- Since June 2004 it has awarded over £8 billion to projects that change the lives of millions of people
The Building Better Opportunities project has received up to £300 million of funding from The National Lottery Community Fund and The European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information click here.
Reaching Out Across Durham (ROAD)
ROAD is an exciting employment programme which helps the unemployed, aged 25 and above in County Durham to improve their employability skills. Working alongside programme lead Groundwork NE & Cumbria and 10 voluntary and community sector delivery partners who are specialists in employment, financial and digital inclusion and volunteering, ROAD will support 625 long term unemployed people into or towards employment in its duration until July 2019.
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Choices is an exciting new employment programme in Allerdale & Copeland working with the disadvantaged in West Cumbria until September 2019. Groundwork NE & Cumbria acts as host, in partnership with 12 voluntary and community sector delivery partners who are specialists in employment, financial and digital inclusion and volunteering, Choices will support 450 long term unemployed people into or towards employment.
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Step Forward Tees Valley
Step Forward Tees Valley supports local people to overcome the complex reasons preventing them from finding work. These barriers could include physical or mental ill-health, a lack of self-confidence, a gap in skills, a conviction, or an addiction.
The project helps people to build on their strengths and aspirations, using the skills and expertise of partners and local employers to achieve their goals. The project is committed to making a real and lasting change in Tees Valley.
Over three years, Step Forward Tees Valley will work with 2,500 people across Tees Valley by supporting them to take advantage of existing voluntary or employment possibilities, as well as working with local employers to create new opportunities.
Step Forward Tees Valley is joint-funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and The European Social Fund, as part of their investment in local projects that tackle the root causes of poverty and promote social inclusion.
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Moving on Tyne & Wear
Moving on Tyne & Wear supports local people aged 18+ who are out of work due to complex health issues and other barriers to get back into training, volunteering, or find jobs across Tyne & Wear.
Our Sunderland Innovation Project, Pathways, has been developed to provide support tailored to people with Autism or learning difficulties. Moving on Tyne & Wear identifies people who are suited to the programme and assigns them to our Health Pathways Officer and Job Coach.
The kind of support given will often differs from person to person depending on their needs. A lof of the time, our team will established our participant's interests and drives and, from there, work on building confidence to get closet to their goals.
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