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


RSM in partnership with Ecorys UK provides support to potential applicants, applicants and grant holders of Building Better Opportunities (BBO), a funding programme jointly funded by Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF).

Support will help organisations understand and implement the detailed requirements that come when delivering a project that receives ESF money. The partnership has been selected on the strength of its track record in managing ESF projects, its knowledge of the rules and regulations surrounding EU funding and its extensive experience of providing support to organisations who may be new to such funding requirements. More intensive support will be provided to applicants who successfully get to the second application stage, including workshops, surgeries and one-to-one support. BBO ESF Support will also be on hand to guide grant holders through their first claims, and provide ongoing advice on reducing bureaucracy and, very importantly, reducing the risk of audit error and associated financial clawback. Please return to this website regularly for relevant support materials appropriate to each stage of the programme, including guidance notes, templates, example documents, good practice and more.