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Building Better Opportunities is proud to be partners with Action Towards Inclusion

North Yorkshire Partnership Secures £7.4m of funding for the Community and Voluntary Sector over three years.

Over £7m of new funding has been secured for the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP area to allow a new partnership of 61 organisations to connect with community members who are furthest away from work and training.

The three year project is funded by the Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund and is managed by Your Consortium based in Knaresborough. The work on the ground will be undertaken by key workers and specialist intervention partners through a range of organisations in the voluntary and community sector.

This project is one of the largest funding streams secured for a voluntary and community sector partnership in the area. It represents an exciting opportunity for local charities and voluntary organisations within the partnership to demonstrate their effectiveness in supporting those most distant from work, training and volunteering – offering flexible support to help adults overcome physical, psychological, financial and skills-related barriers and progress towards employment, training, education and job-search, whilst at the same time helping to combat a range of social issues including poverty and social exclusion.

Beyond Housing (Scarborough office) is one of the partnership organisations that will be working on Action Towards Inclusion, offering key worker intervention support. They will work with the long term unemployed to help overcome barriers to gaining employment.

Claire Simpson, Project Co-ordinator said, ‘This funding will help to ensure the continuation of employment support to those in the community that need this assistance. We hope that the three year programme of intensive support for our clients will have a positive impact to individual lives.”

Action Towards Inclusion is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Lottery Community Fund. Many thanks to the National Lottery players for making the funding possible.