Building Better Opportunities fund launched

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.

Specific information on the programme in the NELEP area can be found here.

The programme delivery will be across four programmes - please click on the links below to access the project outlines:


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:

Building Better Opportunities Programme Guide

Questions and answers

Partnership requirements

Guide to delivering European Funding


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.