Funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund Building Better Opportunities is a national programme designed to support individuals back in to education, training or employment. Building Better Opportunities in Greater Lincolnshire is made up of a network of 24 partners working across 3 programmes MOVE, Engagement into Learning and Steps Forward. These partners are all working together to help people move forward with their goals. The programme is completely free for eligible participants.

Lead by Voluntary Centre Services Lincolnshire, advisors offer one to one support to help participants identify their passions and ambitions, and plan to achieve suitable roles

Engagement Into Learning 
Lead by Grantham College, this project aims to provide support to people who are out of work, in order to help them acquire skills, knowledge and competencies that will help them move towards and into learning.

Steps Forward
Lead by Children’s Links this project is supporting the Economically Inactive, and is aimed at people further from the labour market than the other BBO projects in Greater Lincolnshire.

All the projects offer a range of personalised support including;:

• Ongoing support from an advisor who will be there to help the client identify what they would like to do & how to do it.
• Job clubs and help with job searches,  including CV writing, application form help and practice interviews
• Transferable and practical skills development
• Ongoing support, even after the client starts work, volunteering or training
• Financial help for travel, childcare and respite care, to allow participants access to the programmes.
• Access to ‘My Work Search’, an online employment skills, training and job search programme

To be eligible for this service people need to have the right to work in the UK and meet one or more of the criteria below:
• Unemployed
• Economically inactive
• Under 18 and not in education, training or employment

Participants who have benefited from the project so far include stay-at-home parents ready to return to work, victims of redundancy, participants with low self-esteem who have not had work opportunities since leaving education - and many more!

If you are interested in being involved or if you work with people who could benefit, please contact us