Building Better Opportunities North East LEP area
The Big Lottery Building Better Opportunities programme in the North East LEP area will cover four themes of:
· Multiple barriers to employment
· Health and mental health inequality
· Financial inclusion
· Digital inclusion
In early 2015 VONNE worked with Big Lottery Fund and the North East LEP to develop a paper setting out the background of Social Inclusion issues in the North East LEP area to inform the development of the programme.
Update September 2017
The Building Better Opportunities programme launched in early June 2015. Further details can be found on the Big Lottery website
The following programmes have been awarded to the following lead organisations:
- Durham - Reaching Out Across Durham (ROAD) Lead partner: Groundwork North East & Cumbria Click here for more information
- Northumberland - Bridges Project Lead partner: Northumberland County Council Click here for more information
- Tyne & Wear - Multiple Barriers to Employment - Wise Steps Lead partner: Wise Group Click here for more information
- Tyne & Wear – Health Barriers to Employment – Moving On Tyne & Wear Lead partner: Mental Health Concern Click here for more information
Big Lottery Fund guidance documents, notes and FAQ
The Big Lottery Fund have further guidance documents which can be downloaded from their website or from the links below:
The Big Lottery Fund have provided an additional clarification note relating to targets for the BBO programmes, which can be downloaded here.
Updated Questions and Answers
Big Lottery Fund have received a number of queries on details relating to Building Better Opportunities. In order to be compliant with EU regulations, we will ensure all the responses we provide are publicly available in a Questions and Answers document which we will regularly update. Questions and answers If you would like to ask a question, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VONNE organised four workshops in May 2015 to bring together potential lead organisations with potential delivery partners for each of the four programmes. These workshops responded to feedback from the earlier workshops that further support is required to assist with the establishment of meaningful partnerships for programme delivery.
At these events organisations had the opportunity to meet with potential lead organisations in their areas of interest and information was gathered and shared by VONNE about the potential lead and delivery organisations to enable partnerships to be developed. Please email Carol at VONNE if you would like to obtain this information.
Previous Workshops February - March 2015