Issue details

European and Big Lottery funded Building Better Opportunities - approval of the Leeds and Bradford Stronger Families Programme extension

Authorisation is sought for the Council to extend the BBO Stronger Families programme for the maximum period to Sept 2022, and to award funds totalling approximately £3m to 18 third sector partners.


The total value for the extended period is £3,501,200


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/05/2019

Decision due: Not before 12th Jun 2019 by Director of Children and Families

Lead director: Director of Children and Families

Department: Children and Families

Contact: Michelle Whippey, Contracts Manager 0113 3785422 Email:

Consultation process

The Big Lottery and LEP have been part of the approval process for the extension and providers. 

Key stakeholders have been consulted throughout the programme, including about the extension, via the Stronger Families Project Board


Project Board Members

·  Representatives from the DWP in Bradford and Leeds

·  Representatives from the volunteer sector strategic partnership in Bradford and Leeds

·  Stronger Families Project Manager

·  Representatives from the Stronger Families Hub organisations

·  Representatives from Bradford Council Children and Family Service

·  Representatives from Leeds City Council Children and Family Service

·  Representative from Leeds City Council Employment and Skills Service

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children & Families