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Community projects aimed at overcoming barriers to education, training and work in the Humber Region are set to benefit from a joint initiative between the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Big Lottery Fund utilising European Social Fund (ESF) .

Organisations which have expressed an interest in bidding for grants from this funding are invited to attend a seminar organised by CERT at Immingham Resource Centre on Monday 22nd June from 10am to 12pm to learn about the opportunities. Tickets are strictly limited to one per organisation and can be booked at

The seminar is particularly suited for organisations that will be directly involved in delivering services to socially excluded and hard to reach groups which face particular difficulties in accessing the jobs market. Participants will have an opportunity to meet like minded organisations and collectively, can start planning the way forward.

Building Better Opportunities brings together money from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund 2014-2020 to provide joint investment in local projects that tackle poverty and promote social inclusion. LEPs have been chosen as the vehicle to identify the projects that best meet local need and priorities. The total of £3.3m is available for Humber projects up to 2020.

Kishor Tailor, Chief Executive of the Humber LEP said: “We are delighted to be working with the Big Lottery Fund and, as a LEP, the strength of our partnership with business, local councils, communities and education puts us in a unique position to enable funding for local level projects to develop employment opportunities and pathways to the job market for those most in need.”

Notes to editors

Big Lottery Fund

  • The Big Lottery Fund is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by the National Lottery for good causes. The Fund is committed to bringing real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need and has been rolling out grants to health, education, environment and charitable causes across the UK. Since its inception in 2004 it has awarded close to £6bn. For more information visit

European Social Fund

  • The European Social Fund is part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, European Social Fund funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, skills development, job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit