We're thrilled that the BBO GCtW (Building Better Opportunities – Getting Cumbria to Work) project has been extended to September 2020.The project is ​​funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund and this extension will ensure that Cumbria CVS and the other partner organisations in the South Lakes and Barrow areas can really make a solid and sustainable difference to people's lives.

We've already passed the half way milestone in terms of our target number of participants and we've soared past the number of people with disabilities that we set out to help. Congratulations to all the key workers and other staff in our partner organisations – The Well, Women's Community Matters, CADAS, Right2Work and Imagine Independence - you're doing great work in getting Cumbria and Cumbrians to work.

Thanks for your commitment so far and here's to achieving even more in the next 16 months.