We are involved in delivering the Building Better Opportunities Programme, funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund

The BBO project has received 49,700 of funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations.

Project Aim


Our project will support socio-economically disenfranchised women to move into or closer to employment/self-employment/or education.  In line with SEMLEP European structural and investment fund (ESIF) strategy, this project will break cultural barriers, social barriers that block their path to independence and confidence, especially low-skilled BAME women out of contact with the labour market and/or education facing linguistic barriers to inclusion.


Our project will support women from deprived areas, who are suffering from barriers such as confidence cultural barriers, these are from disadvantaged, disengaged areas who require much more support to help them tackle their barriers one step at a time, these barriers are:

  • Language barriers- acquiring the speaking and listening skills and personal confidence essential for progression in education and employment
  • Digital skills – Developing these essential skills, using word, excel, social media and completing online applications
  • Employability skills – Develop CV writing, job hunting, interview techniques