Building Better Opportunities brings together funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF) to help tackle the poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged people in England. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.Over three years, three projects will help transform the lives of 3270 disadvantaged people providing support tailored to their individual needs and interests to overcome complex barriers and move towards work and training.
Changing Futures has received £2.6m of funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.
The Changing Futures project aims to transform the futures of people of all ages over 15 who face multiple and complex barriers to employment. All participants are unemployed or economically inactive and are at high risk of social exclusion, such as people from BAME communities, carers, people with physical or mental health problems and people with learning difficulties.
The Changing Futures model prioritises the holistic needs of the individual. Using an asset based approach, participants are supported through Transformational Coaching to understand their abilities, skills and interests and identify ways to address their multiple barriers to economic activity.