Inspire Dorset

Part of the Building Better Opportunities Programme

Are you unemployed and looking to find meaningful employment? 

Have you ever considered self-employment, trying out a business idea or developing an idea to benefit your community, while you learn a new business, employment, and enterprise skills? 

Inspire Dorset can help you make your project and business ideas a reality. 

Our flexible programme offers two opportunities:

Meet the Inspire Dorset Community

1 to 1 Coaching

We identify what type of work will fulfil you, the barriers currently standing in your way and the support needed to achieve your goals.


“I couldn’t have done it alone as I didn’t have the self-belief. Inspire Dorset made me gain all the confidence I needed”

“The support I received from Inspire Dorset has changed my life” 

“The Inspire Dorset programme has given me a better perspective on my barriers”


Team Challenges

We support groups to organise a community project that solves a local need. As part of the group, you will take a project from an idea all the way through to reality.


Seed2Plate is a community project to repurpose plots of land, growing fresh fruit and vegetables to support local people from lower-income families

“The craft group that has become a lifeline to the local community”

You must not be in employment of any kind, have the right to live and work in the UK and be over 15 to be eligible for the Inspire Dorset Programme.


The BBO project has received £579,500 of funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regeneration.

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Our Programme Targets:

26 moving into education or training.
21 people moving from unemployment into employment including self-employment.
41 people moving into job searching.
75 people testing and enterprise idea.
30 people starting an enterprise.
Working with 300 participants across Dorset

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