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Find out about a new service for residents aged 16+ and employers of Goole to assist in accessing existing training services, employment opportunities and business support.
What is Opportunity Goole?
Opportunity Goole is a new service for residents aged 16+ and employers of Goole to assist in accessing existing training services, employment opportunities and business support.
Part of the Town Deal fund, Opportunity Goole is a bespoke, locally-focused provision to upskill and improve the employability of those already in work, seeking work or further education.
Based in the Goole Library, Opportunity Goole will provide high-quality, impartial advice by trained and qualified advisors who can assist in your search for more opportunity locally.
Grant funding may be available for individuals and businesses who wish to invest in training and upskilling where other funding is not available. Please contact us for more information on applications.
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Am I eligible for Opportunity Goole?
Opportunity Goole is open to any residents of Goole and the surrounding area aged 16+. To find out if you are eligible please get in touch.
What can Opportunity Goole do for me?
If you’re a resident or employer in Goole, Opportunity Goole have a wealth of information on local opportunities to improve your skill set or upskill your employees. Our advisors are friendly and diligent, and will support you in locating suitable training, education, employment and volunteering opportunities locally. Should it be required, limited grant funding is available to assist in this endeavour.
Local businesses are also encouraged to contact the Opportunity Goole advisers to discuss what opportunities are available to upskill and better equip your employees and potential employees in order to help your company flourish. Our advisors are on hand to discuss any questions you may have and how Opportunity Goole could benefit you. Please get in touch for more information.
Do I have to pay for this service?
No, the service is completely free of charge.
How do I get in touch with Opportunity Goole?
Do I have to sign up?
Yes. Personal information and contact details will be taken, but these will be held under the current GDPR data protection regulations.
What is Opportunity Goole - Flexigrant?
As part of the Goole Town Deal, £325,000 has been ringfenced to invest on local businesses and individuals to boost the local economy.
The grant funding is to help residents and organisations access/provide training and jobs where other funding is currently not available. It can be used to help individuals acquire what they need to gain employment or upskill. It will also help to ensure that employers can either provide training, or recruit people with the skillset that they’re looking for from the Goole area, rather than having to look further afield.
Grants will be allocated in three different size brackets:
Route 1 individual (£1 to £5000)
Route 2 individual (£5000 to £50000)
Route 3 business (Up to £50000)
Through supporting local businesses our priority aims are to:
Applications for the flexi-grant fund can be submitted by local individuals, businesses and charity organisations. Our advisors can provide guidance and support throughout the application process which must demonstrate an economic benefit to the local economy. Applications are reviewed by a panel on a case-by-case basis. Applications must be submitted by 31 December 2025 for completion by 28 February 2026. Once approved we aim to have the money transferred within six weeks, although this may differ.
Please get in touch with our advisors who will assist in submitting your application at email@example.com.