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The Access to
Opportunities programme 2009 to March 2011 has improved access to
employment and training opportunities in rural areas of West
The three-year programme has been terminated early, as a result
of the Government's decision to disband Yorkshire Forward and
Regional Development Agencies.
Map of West Yorkshire - (pdf, 1mb - opensin new window)West Yorkshire Rural Accessibility Partnership
Metro has administered almost £250,000 of funding for
rural transport and accessibility projects.
This fund supported projects which improved transport to
employment or training.
This fund provided grants for projects to improve access to
employment and training in rural Leeds and Wakefield.
Although the fund could not directly provide transport services,
it could support projects which provided assistance to help people
get to work. This included providing support and advice on
employment and training opportunities, childcare, money/debt issues
and other barriers which restricted people entering or re-entering
the active workforce.