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

Resources

Changes to ESF guidance may occur at any time. We will endeavour to maintain the currency of all our guidance, though please be aware that as secondary sources they may not be as up to date as the original sources quoted. You can find a log of changes to our guidance here.

  • Questions from Cross Cutting Themes Webinar

    Cross Cutting Themes

    This resource includes the answers to the questions raised during the Cross Cutting Themes Webinar.

  • Cross Cutting Themes Webinar

    Cross Cutting Themes, Webinars

    Join Rachel Brackwell and Russell Peacock for the Cross Cutting Themes Webinar. Listen to the recording here or download the slides with notes below.

  • Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities Policy and Action Plan

    Cross Cutting Themes

    All organisations involved in delivering BBO projects must be committed to promoting equal opportunities and non-discrimination in all areas of their work. This template provides examples of what to include in your Policy and Action Plan.

  • Sustainable Development Policy and Action Plan

    Cross Cutting Themes

    All organisations involved in delivering BBO projects must be committed to promoting sustainable development in all areas of their work. This template document provides information on what to inlcude in your Policy and Action Plan.

  • Points to Consider: Cross Cutting Themes

    Cross Cutting Themes

    There are two ESF cross-cutting themes (sometimes also called “CCTs” or “horizontal themes”) that must be fully integrated into the development and delivery of every project. These are sustainable development and gender equality and equal opportunities. This document will help you start thinking about what you need to do for your BBO project. 

  • Questions and Answers

    Audit, Cross Cutting Themes, Data Requirements, Eligibility, Management, Publicity

    The BIG Lottery Fund have released a web page containing all Questions and Answers which can be found here.