Building Better Opportunities

European Social Fund
Community Fund

Who we are funded by:

Building Better Opportunities brings together funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund. The fund aims to help tackle the poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged people in the Humber region. 

Programme duration:

The BBO Project started on 1st November 2016 and is due to end on 31st October 2019

What is BBO and who is it for?

The Exploring Opportunities Project partnership consists of organisations from across the Humber LEP area. The aim is to improve the lives of 1027 unemployed and economically inactive people aged 25 or older living in the area. 

The partnership will achieve this by increasing participants’ employability skills, self-confidence, local knowledge, community engagement, and personal resilience.  

All BBO projects are designed in principle to include the following themes:

  1. Help the most disadvantaged
  2. Tackle social exclusion
  3. Be focused on the capabilities of each individual
  4. Lead to better coordinated services
  5. Create new opportunities for work 

Delivery partners

HLC leads 18 BBO local delivery partners across Humber. All partners have an excellent track record of engaging and supporting socially excluded people into employment, enterprise, and further learning.

Examples of delivery include:

  • Mentoring, Inc. ex-offenders, the homeless and lone parents
  • Employability skills
  • Specialised disability support
  • Teacher assistant training

Keyworker engagement is provided by Hull City Council, East Riding Yorkshire Council, North Lincolnshire Council and North East Lincolnshire Council.

Case studies

BBO Breakfast Club, Cafe Indiependent in Scunthorpe

Mencap – “Trotting his way to success!”

Learner quotes

A selection of inspiring quotes from our former participants about how the BBO Exploring Opportunities project has helped them.

BBO project images

Contract manager

Michelle Munslow

Telephone: 01482 327438, option 4

For funding enquiries please visit the What’s happening page.

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