Building Better Opportunities

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Below is a list of resources to assist you with the Building Better Opportunities programme in London and ESF more generally. You can find the project outlines and related guidance documents on the Big Lottery website: these are updated regularly.

Update from Big Lottery (7 July 2015)

Project reference numbers

We have now published reference numbers for each project outline which should be used to answer question 2 on the application form. The list of reference numbers has been added to our related documents section: Building Better Opportunities tranche 1 project reference numbers. Please ensure you refer to this list when completing an application form.

Updated Questions and Answers

We are receiving a number of queries on details relating to Building Better Opportunities. In order to be compliant with EU regulations, we will ensure all the responses we provide are publicly available in a Questions and Answers document which we will regularly update. If you would like to ask a question, please email

Updated Guide to delivering European funding and summary of our partnership requirements

We continually check these two guidance documents to maintain accuracy and relevance, and have recently updated both guides. These can be found on our web page in the related documents section.

Resources from Networking Event (3 July 2015)

LVSC hosted a networking event to help organisations interested in bidding for the BAME women, carers and ILM health and disability projects in London find partners. Resources from this event, including presentations and partner preferences are now available.


GLA market warming events (June/July 2015)

The GLA hosted four regional market warming events in June and July to introduce organisations from all sectors to the ESF programme. Slides from the event are available on the LEP website.

Resources from Building Better Opportunities roadshows (May 2015)

Throughout May 2015, we held a number of roadshows to introduce organisations to Building Better Opportunities and emphasise the importance of building partnerships to access ESF. Presentations from the event are available on our website.