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Table of contents

Section Summary
About the programme Background; Programme Development Funding; referendum; support for applicants.
Making an application The application process; involvement in more than one application; how much to ask for; timescales; assessment.
Local Enterprise Partnerships Questions specific to Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs)
Eligibility (organisations) Eligibility; subsidiary companies; previous funding.
Eligibility (participants) Eligibility; right to live and work; offenders; refugees and asylum seekers; young people.
Working in partnership Partnership structures; consortiums; procurement; payments.
Costs Budgets; vehicles; training; senior management; overheads; exchange rate; development funding.
Payments and clawback How we’ll make payments; the risk of clawback.
Targets and outcomes Minimum thresholds; project outcomes; types of results.

Please note, due to the new indicator definitions agreed between the Managing Authority and the European Commission in January 2016, participants with part-time jobs are now not eligible for support through BBO (even if they are eligible to receive Jobseeker’s Allowance). People with zero hour contracts will also not usually be eligible. Only people who self-declare as ‘usually out of work’ (meaning they do not have even one hour’s paid work per week) will be eligible. Please refer to section four of the FAQs for further detail.