Opportunity and Change was a community-based partnership led by Framework. It provided ‘a pathway to work’ for unemployed and economically inactive people facing multiple and complex issues, also referred to as severe and multiple disadvantage (SMD).

Opportunity and Change was jointly funded by The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF) and European Social Fund (ESF) between October 2016 and March 2023. The project was part of the national Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme, investing in local projects designed to tackle the root causes of poverty, promote social inclusion, and drive local jobs and growth.

It was also one of three strands of BBO provision across the D2N2 LEP Region, alongside:

  • Towards Work: an employability project, led by Groundwork Greater Nottingham
  • Money Sorted: a financial inclusion project, led by St Ann’s Advice Centre.

Read the Opportunity and Change end of project report here.