European Union European Social Fund

The Big Lottery Fund is-co-financing a range of ESF activity in the Black Country through the £23,700,000 Building Better Opportunities Programme (BBO). BBO significantly contributes to the delivery of the Black Country ESIF Strategy Social Inclusion Priorities.

The following priorities were identified:

  • Families in poverty
  • Digital and financial inclusion
  • Employment support for the over 24s
  • Targeted communities

          The following organisations are delivering Black Country wide projects:                      BIG LOTTERY FUND

  • Steps to Work Ltd (Walsall) and partners, BBO Bridges employment support for over 24’s.
  • Heart of England Community Foundation,  BBO Community Matters,  providing training and generating prosperity in Black Country communities.
  • Black Country Together CIC – BBO Family Matters building skills and confidence to get people into work.
  • Walsall Housing Group Limited and Accord Group, BBO Clickstart digital and financial inclusion.


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European Union European Regional Development Fund                   European Union European Social Fund     Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council              Walsall Council


Wolverhamptom City Council                                        Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council                      This website is part funded by:               European Union Investing In Your Future European Regional Development Fund 2007-13