Sova Herts Building Better Opportunities (BBO)

Building better opportunities in Hertfordshire.

Sova is one of the 27 partners working together as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme, funded jointly by the National Lottery and European Social Fund. The aim of this project is to tackle the root causes of poverty and unemployment, such as physical and mental health issues, homelessness, offending behaviour, addiction and much more.

There are three strands to the BBO programme in Hertfordshire: Strive, which aims to support adults overcome barriers to employment; Mile (Financial Confidence) and Youth Futures, which supports young people furthest from the workplace to improve employability and enter education, training or work. Sova offers one-to-one support for both Strive and Youth Futures participants.

The Sova Strive Mentor provides tailored support to the participant’s interests and needs, helping them move into sustainable employment, volunteering or education.
Strive key eligibility criteria:
  • Aged 19+
  • Registered Unemployed
  • Economically Inactive  
The Sova Youth Futures Mentor provides support to get young people ready and plan out participant’s job goals through involvement in regular fun activities such as the youth project, sports club or creative group.
Youth Futures key eligibility criteria:
  • Aged 15-19
  • An under-21 care leaver, or an under 25 young person with disabilities
  • Registered unemployed, economically inactive

To find out more about the Building Better Opportunities Programme please visit Building Better Opportunities

For more information please contact a member of our team:

Youth Futures Mentor: Daniela de Sousa

Strive Mentor: Juliet Thomas

48 High Street
Hemel Hempstead
T: 01442 254 300