Building Better Opportunities (BBO) is a national programme from The National Lottery Community Fund who are 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.

BBO supports disadvantaged people to benefit from support tailored to their individual needs and interests to overcome complex barriers and move towards work and training. The ‘barriers’ that contribute towards people being disadvantaged and unable to engage in work, education or training can include issues around; mental health, low self-esteem and low confidence, health problems or disabilities, caring responsibilities, debt, low or no skills, access to childcare, BME, LGBT, chaotic lifestyles and substance misuse.

i2i’s adviser will deliver detailed initial advice and guidance to identify an individual’s barriers that prevent them moving closer to employment. The adviser will then design and deliver one to one support to meet the individual’s needs. Where necessary they will signpost to specialist providers.

  • Life Foundation delivery locations:
    • Scunthorpe and Grimsby
      • Humber Learning Consortium working in partnership with the Life Foundation
      • HLC’s website: https://www.hlc-vol.org/programmes/bbo
    • York:
      • Your Consortium working in partnership with The Life Foundation Ltd
      • Your Consortiums website: https://www.hlc-vol.org/programmes/bbo
    • Skelmersdale
      • Selnet working in partnership with the Life Foundation Ltd
      • Selnet’s website: http://selnet-uk.com/bbo/