Connecting Opportunities

Group of people from all nationalities and ethnicities promoting diversity

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What is Connecting Opportunities?

We work with new migrants to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community, in West Yorkshire and parts of North Yorkshire. Connecting Opportunities helps with: 

  • developing the skills needed to gain employment in the UK
  • improving English
  • feeling part of the community
  • increasing confidence and well-being

We're not a crisis service and therefore we're not appropriate for supporting migrants with immediate critical needs, eg housing, immigration advice or benefits.

If you're supporting a newly granted refugee, then our Refugee Integration Service may be more appropriate.

To find out more about Connecting Opportunities visit the service we offer webpage.

How do I join?

To sign up to the Connecting Opportunities project for yourself or on behalf of someone else please complete an online referral form or phone us on 0113 378 8700.

Information in 21 languages about Connecting Opportunities

Download our participant leaflet available in many languages, including: Arabic, Farsi, Sorani Kurdish, Polish and Urdu.

What do our participants say about us?

‘Learning English is the only thing I have not succeeded at yet in my life, the support I have from you makes me feel valuable and I am so grateful for the opportunity to learn’

‘Before this project I was at home all the time, no family here, only me and my husband. So I didn’t know about anybody. Now I feel more confident, I feel happy.’

Read more about our participants journeys on our good news stories page.

Volunteer with us

If you'd like to volunteer with us or become a mentor and befriender. Visit our volunteer with us web page for more information or download our volunteering leaflet [980KB - pdf]

Who are we?

Connecting Opportunities is made up of several partner organisations who together provide the services on offer.

To find out more about the Connecting Opportunities project please visit our about the project page.

Employers: does your company or organisation want to help?

See our employers page for more information about how you can get involved with Connecting Opportunities.

Find out about our achievements, results and our plans for the next two years by reading our Brochure for stakeholders January 2020 - 5MB [pdf format]

How to contact us

Who funds us?

Connecting Opportunities is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund. It is part of the Building Better Opportunities programme.

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You can get in touch with Connecting Opportunities through Migration Yorkshire:

Refer yourself or someone else

Fill in the online referral form

or phone us on: