What is Building Better Opportunities?

The Workers' Educational Association (WEA) is working with partner organisations to deliver a free programme to help transform the lives of the long-term unemployed. The programme, Building Better Opportunities (BBO), is funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.

Big Lottery Fund is matching funds from the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020 to invest in local projects tackling the root causes of poverty, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.

The funding will be delivered in 38 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas according to local priorities, which have been set by the LEPs themselves. It will support a variety of projects, ranging from those improving employability for the most disadvantaged, helping those with multiple and complex needs, to improving financial literacy.

We are proud to be involved in several BBO projects across the Region. Click the boxes below to find out more about each project.