PROGRAMME - Building Better Opportunities (BBO)

PROJECT TITLE: Exploring Opportunities

Exploring Opportunities is an employment and social inclusion programme delivered through a partnership of 18 Humber organisations including the 4 local authorities, led by Humber Learning Consortium.

The partnership brings a wealth of skills and expertise together to engage / support socially excluded people and help them progress into employment, enterprise, and further learning.

The project is funded through ESF and The National Lottery Community Fund over a 3 year period from November 2016 to October 2019.

The partnership’s aim is to improve the lives of 850 unemployed and economically inactive people aged 25+ in the Humber LEP area (Hull, East Riding, North and North East Lincolnshire), by increasing participants’ employability skills, self-confidence, local knowledge, community engagement, and personal resilience.

Over 3 years Exploring Opportunities aims to progress a minimum of:

  • 20% of participants into a job or self-employment
  • 15% of participants into further learning or training
  • 30% of economically inactive people into job search

In addition to employability support, the partnership delivery model includes; 1-1 key workers, IAG and high levels of support to address very specific barriers, e.g. poor mental health, entrenched financial problems, and low functional skills. Participants are able to move within Exploring Opportunities to access programmes of specialised support from the different partners. Their individualised programmes can also include personal and social development, occupational-specific training, work experience, and volunteering.

Key workers will provide participants with additional support.

Referrals to Exploring Opportunities can be made directly via delivery partners, keyworkers, HLC or your local job centre.


This programme is funded through the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the The National Lottery Community Fund


InspireMe is a fully funded service brought to you by Aspire-igen, ESF, ESFA and the Humber Regional LEP