Building Better Opportunities

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust is one of a number of organisations who will deliver practical training sessions as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme funded by the Big Lottery and European Social Fund. The project aims to build the skills and confidence of people who are not in work to help them into the job market.


The scheme will be managed by charity Landau who are already successfully delivering a similar project in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

Opportunities at Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust will be providing various training opportunities including in orchard management and apple juice production, play-work training to develop the skills to work with young people; wildlife conservation management and retail training in the organisation’s two shops. The training is delivered through six-week placements and each person enrolled will have a dedicated mentor who will assess and support their progress through the course.

The project will begin in the new year and places are available to people of all ages who are unemployed or economically inactive and be a legal resident. 

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust’s Laurence Green who will be running the orchard management training commented: “this is a great opportunity for us to be able to give some extra support to those who are struggling to get into work. Working outside, productively, in nature is proven to boost people’s wellbeing and confidence and this programme will also be teaching practical skills they can hopefully use in future employment.”

Our Funders

The Building Better Opportunities programme in Herefordshire is funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England to support projects in England that tackle poverty and promote social inclusion.

Those wanting more information about the programme and how to apply should contact:

Julia Morton