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


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.

  • Participant Eligibility Queries


    This document contains the queries raised from the participant eligibility webinar and our responses.

  • Participant Eligibility Webinar

    Eligibility, Webinars

    Join Kate Heywood for the Participant Eligibility Webinar here

  • 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.

  • Points to Consider: Participant Eligibility


    The rules on who is eligible for ESF in general and the BBO programme in particular are extensive. This document provides points for you to consider with regards to participant eligibility. Note that this document was updated on 19th July 2016.