Big Lottery Fund is matching funds from the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020 through the Building Better Opportunities programme, launched on 5th June 2015. Its aim is to provide joint investment in local projects tackling the root causes of poverty, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth. Further details can be found on the Big Lottery website including details on the funding opportunity and how to apply. Please note it is only the lead partners who are required to submit an application. The stage one application deadline is 3rd August 2015.
The programme delivery will be across four programmes - please click on the links below to access the project outlines:
Tyne & Wear – Health and Mental Health inequalities + including financial and digital inclusion provision - to be launched in tranche 2 (likely to be October 2015)
Big Lottery Fund guidance documents
The Big Lottery Fund have recently published further guidance documents which can be downloaded from their website or from the links below:
Lead and Delivery organisations
For further information and contact details of North East potential lead and delivery organisations see our European Funding pages which are being regularly updated.