The Sowing Club

Funded courses for women considering the option of setting up a business
We run funded pre-start up courses for women in Lancaster and Morecambe who are deemed to be socially disadvantaged due to one or more of the following circumstances.
In low paid work
Living on benefits
Lone parent
Leaving domestic violence
Leaving prison
We will deliver courses that are from 6 half days a week for any women who consider themselves socially disadvantaged and would like to consider the option of becoming self employed.*
The courses will look at;
your skills
what it means to run a business
available support
Women completing the course who are ready to start a business can then feed into the next start-up course for 12 months of taught input and support from other women running businesses, to make sure that your business has the best possible chance of growing.

When and Where?

Crafty Women

Crafty Women is a course for women makers in the Morecambe area who would like to earn an income from their skills.

**This course is fully funded for women on benefits.

The next course will start Friday April 12th.

If you would like a place on this course please email



In January 2019 we will be running a 8 session course for women aged 50 plus who are unemployed, a carer, unwaged or facing redundancy. The course is to help you explore is self-employment is a good option for you.

This course starts on January 18th, 10am to 12.30 and will run at the Women & Enterprise Hub, 6-0-5, Alston House, White Cross, Lancaster.


How to apply

If you are interested in finding our more about this, or want to register to join please either fill in the contact form,  email  Jane at or call or text 07892712417

We look forward to hearing from you.

*Please note that self employment is not about zero hour contracts, but learning to run a sustainable business that will enable you to come off benefits and contribute to the community’s economic growth.*

bridging the gap in business education for women

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