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New project gives Suffolk locals a better future

A new support programme worth nearly £2 million starts in Suffolk from January 2017 and aims to help more than 730 people. Opportunity Suffolk brings together a partnership of community organisations with a wealth of experience in supporting people with complex issues. The project will help the most disadvantaged in the community into or closer to work.

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Locals get start-up support through £700,000 funding

A new initiative Enterprising People part of Building Better Opportunities was launched today at MK Foundation in Milton Keynes. The programme brings together local experts with to support people furthest away from work to move them towards employment and self-employment.

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Launch of Community Connections brings locals a better future

A new support programme for local disadvantaged people was launched today in Ely. Joanne Goodall from the GCGP Local Enterprise Partnership welcomed the introduction of Community Connections, which brings together key organisations with a wealth of expertise in order that support can be accessed by local people with complex issues, helping to bring them closer to work.

The programme running in Greater Cambridge, Greater Peterborough, Fenland, King’s Lynn, West Norfolk and Rutland and surrounding area and has received £1.6 million of match funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund to enable it to develop a wide range of support opportunities for over 600 unemployed, disabled and disadvantaged locals across all ages.

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