Bridge Project - Northumberland


The Bridge Project is funded by the European Social Fund and National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities Programme.  You can read more about the fund here

Bridge can help remove barriers to work by helping people to improve their health and wellbeing, self confidence, self esteem, finance and employability skills. We will improve their chances of accessing training, getting work experience or finding a job. 

Each beneficiary will have their own dedicated Bridge worker who will work with them and support them with their own personal action plan, unique to their needs.  Issues beneficiaries face can range from debt and financial hardship, not being confident with reading and writing, homelessness, domestic abuse, health issues including mental wellbeing, drug or alcohol problems – and many more besides.

As a Bridge Project partner Northern Learning Trust provides beneficiaries with one to one tuition to enable them to improve their skills in English and maths. 

Bridge works with a wide range of partners and agencies who can provide specific support to help beneficiaries move forward and overcome barriers and challenges.

The Bridge Project brings together Partners and Agencies in Northumberland to improve people’s lives, create opportunities and make a positive contribution to Northumberland communities and the regional economy.

Led by Northumberland County Council, Bridge are working with people who face the biggest barriers and challenges, no matter what, to connecting or reconnecting with education, training, volunteering and work. Working together with a number of Partner organisations, each organisation has been handpicked to deliver the project based on their varied specialisms working with people and communities with financial issues, mental health issues, building employment skills, volunteering among many more…

The Bridge Project is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund. The project has received up to £3.4m of funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities Programme which is part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regeneration.