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Building Better Opportunities is jointly funded by the
Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.

Support

The BBO ESF Support team provides support on working under ESF rules and regulations including eligibility, actual costs, record-keeping, data reporting, publicity and cross-cutting themes for the BIG Lottery Fund’s Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme.

The purpose of this support is to increase the capability of organisations to handle European funds, both under the current BBO programme and in the future. For queries about Building Better Opportunities applications or grants, please contact your BBO Funding Officer if you have one, or esf@biglotteryfund.org.uk

Latest News

Find the queries raised during the participant eligibilty webinar and our responses here.

Find the slides of the marketing and publicity webinar in the resources section of the website.

Find the Participant Eligibility Webinar in our Resources section

ESF Project Tracking Systems Webinar now online. Listen now

Join Rachel Brackwell and Liz Kwaw for the Project Evaluation Webinar

From 20th May, the BBO ESF Helpline will no longer be available for your BBO queries. For queries about Building Better Opportunities applications or grants, please contact your BBO Funding Officer if you have one, or...

Rachel Brackwell and Russell Peacock ran the Cross Cutting Themes Webinar on 6th May. Find the recording in the resources section of this website.

Join the cross-cutting themes webinar on Friday 6th May where we'll be providing some useful prompts for Stage 2 projects in developing plans for cross-cutting themes.  We will cover Equal Opportunities and Gender Equality, and Sustainable...

Join Russell Peacock and Kate Heywood for the Actual Costs Webinar. This webinar is intended to provide some useful promots for projects in developing systems for recording and...

The Big Lottery Fund Building Better Opportunities ESF Manual is now available. We have produced this manual to provide guidance on the requirements of ESF funding. It aims to help you develop procedures to suit your organisation and partnership...