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About The Opportunity Area:

Ipswich is one of the 12 areas in England chosen by the government as an opportunity area (OA), designed to unlock the potential of England’s young people through education.

The aim is for all children and young people in Ipswich to fulfil their potential and access the opportunities available to them, regardless of their background.

We are currently accepting applications for The Ipswich Pitch: if you are a young person interested in a grant of £3000 to run a project that benefits Ipswich, you can get involved here! Or, if you are ready to apply, click here for The Ipswich Pitch Application Form. If you are using a mobile device, you may need to open the form using the Microsoft Word application. 

The deadline to claim funding for IOA project activity delivered prior to 2020 is 14 February 2020. If you have any outstanding claims, please submit a record of your funding authorisation and an invoice to c.creasey@uos.ac.uk. We will be unable to process any claims from 2018/19 after this point.

Contact us to receive regular updates, or click here for our latest news.

Read our delivery plan which explains our initial vision for how we will achieve results. 

Examples of the work the Ipswich Opportunity Area has made possible can be found on the projects page.