The University of Wolverhampton is proud to be partnering with 18 organisations across the Black Country to support families in reaching their aspirations and life goals through the Building Better Opportunities, Family Matters project.
Lead by Black Country Together CIC a partnership of 19 organisations across the Black Country, that includes the University of Wolverhampton, will support thousands of people over the age of 16 to reach their individual goals. The partnership consists of hand-picked organisations covering a wide range of specialisms including health issues, disabilities, community hubs and migrants along with many more.
Building Better Opportunities (BBO) is funded by European Social Fund (ESF) with match from the Big Lottery Fund and provides investment in local projects that tackle poverty and promote social inclusion. Over the next three years funding will be delivered in 38 Local Enterprise Partnership areas to support a variety of projects, ranging from those improving employability for the most disadvantaged, helping those with multiple and complex needs, to improving financial literacy.
The Family Learning project, in partnership with the ECMAT academies, provides parents and carers with the opportunity to find out more about their child’s education and aims to equip them with the skills and confidence to support their learning at home.
Families are able to engage with a range of learning opportunities in each of our partner academies and, alongside this parents and carers will also have access to 1:1 mentoring and workshops that will give them the chance to think about their own achievements and future aspirations.