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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 [CO] helps with:

  • developing the skills needed to gain employment in the UK
  • improving English
  • feeling part of the community
  • increasing confidence and well-being
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If you want to use the service:

- find out more 

- referral form
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If your company or organisation wants to get involved, go to:

- employers
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If you'd like to be a mentor or befriender, go to: 

- volunteer with us
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To hear participants and volunteers talk about their time on CO, and what they've achieved, go to:

- good news stories

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.’

‘My dream is to have a job with parliament.’

More information

Several specialist organisations work together to provide the Connecting Opportunities service.

Download leaflets about the project in pdf format:

If you have any questions, please phone us on 0113 3788 700.

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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Page last updated: 22/08/2019 12:05:36

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Refer yourself or someone else

Or phone:
0113 3788 700
Unfortunately, we're currently unable to accept any new referrals for clients aged 22 or older in the Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, North Yorkshire and York areas. We hope this will be resolved soon and we'll provide a further update by the end of February 2020.