Exploring Opportunities East Riding

Exploring Opportunities East Riding is an employment programme, funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It is aimed at economically inactive and unemployed adults and young people (16+) living in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The programme aims to progress beneficiaries into employment or further learning by providing a support package that helps address their barriers to employment, e.g., debt advice, mental health issues, personal development, social activities, employability skills, self-employment advice and support, volunteering, work experience, ICT, literacy and numeracy support, and job search. Each beneficiary receives support from a named keyworker and a personalised programme that meets their needs. The service is delivered by partner organisations across the whole of East-Riding to maximise access and it is free of charge for the beneficiary. Although there is no set time limit for support on the programme, most beneficiaries are expected to complete and/or progress within 6 months.

  • Humber Learning Consortium is the lead partner for Exploring Opportunities East Riding.
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council is the accountable body for the UKSPF funding which supports Exploring Opportunities East Riding.
  • Programme delivery partners: ActivFirst, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Hull & East Riding CAB, MIND Hull & East Yorkshire, Shores, Two Rivers Community Pantry, Working for Health, and Yorkshire in Business.
  • Geographic coverage: all wards in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
  • Beneficiary eligibility: Age 16+, economically inactive or unemployed, resident in East Riding, must be eligible to receive UK public funds. N.B. Exploring Opportunities East Riding cannot support low skilled employed people.
  • Exploring Opportunities East Riding is currently funded until March 2025.
  • For more details contact HLC Exploring Opportunities Team on (01482) 327438


Direct beneficiary referrals to the Exploring Opportunities East Riding partners (outline geographic coverage):

ActivFirst CIC (Bridlington area) 01262 602598

East Riding Council (ER-wide) 01482 887670

Shores (Withernsea area) 01964 615190

Two Rivers Community Pantry (Goole area) 07517937914

Working for Health (Cottingham area) 01482 242808

Yorkshire in Business (ER-wide / enterprise support) 01723 588000

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