Opportunity Areas

Funding for Opportunity Areas and Further Education

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The Opportunity Areas programme is already having a positive impact in a wide range of areas - from early years education to employment. This follows an initial £72 million boost for support across literacy, maths, attendance, teacher training and recruitment, post-16 options and careers advice since its launch in 2017.