Connecting Opportunities

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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.

Participant and keyworker  Connecting Opportunities participant

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

Please note we are still operating during the Coronavirus pandemic. Download our Connecting Opportunities is open for business poster [300KB - pdf format] for more information.

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]

mentor and befriending  Connecting Opportunities partiipant 2

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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