Welcome to The Growing Club CIC

The Growing Club CIC is a not-for-profit organisation. We provide a fantastic range of skills training and opportunities  for women, using a creative and alternative peer support model.

We start where you are

Online Business Courses

Our online business courses, Roots and Shoots and Bloom and Grow are now available as independent learning courses. Visit our online courses hub to sign up and start learning today!

Courses Local to Lancaster

The weekly Thursday drop-in is back at The Women & Enterprise Hub.

Find out what events and workshops are running on our Events page – you can also find updates on Facebook.

If you’re interested in a face-to-face cohort of one of our business courses based in Lancaster, please visit our courses page. New courses starting Autumn 2022.

Get in touch via our contact form for support and advice.

Our Courses

No matter what stage you are at, we are here to help you. We run courses ranging from 8-weeks to 12-months. To find out more about each course, choose one of the options below.

The Growing Club offers a wide range of events and opportunities at the Women and Enterprise Hub. We offer monthly skills workshops, weekly drop-in sessions, events, networking and more.

mentoring, support, volunteer, small business, women in business

Workshops and Events​

Discover a variety of workshops, events and opportunities for all women.

the growing club, motivation, peer support, business support

Weekly Drop-In

For support and advice, weekly drop in sessions run every Thursday, 12:30 - 2pm.

When women thrive, all of society benefits, and succeeding generations are given a better start in life.

- Kofi Annan -

… read what the members have to say about it!

"Joining the Growing Club has made me focus on what is important in my business in order to create sustainable growth."

"Meeting the team of women in the Growing Club has been such a bonus to me and I don’t feel so alone at all now."

"I love learning about all the aspects of running a business, and having this clear on my mind as I go forward. The buddy system is so valuable too. I appreciate the 1:1 time to discuss progress and share experiences. A fantastic group!"

"I wholeheartedly recommend the Growing Club to any woman who runs a small business, I believe even the most successful of business women would leave the Growing Club even more enriched and empowered than they already are."

"Coming here has changed how I think about my business."

"The Growing Club (GC) is an investment of time and personal commitment both to myself personally and my business and also to the other members of our group."

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On the blog

Bridging the gap in business education for women…

Lancaster women
changing needs

Lancaster’s women’s changing needs through the pandemic

We recently had a new report commissioned, to identify the changing needs of women in the district during Covid 19 pandemic. The findings suggested that women now have a greater need for social connection than previously, along with increased concerns about wellbeing and finances.

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Lancashire women in business

Wanted: Growing Club Mentors!

Our successful mentor training programme is running again, aiming to train existing women in business to support other women who are beginning their business journey with their own startup, after they complete their Roots and Shoots programme.

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Artwork: “Just a girl who decided to go for it” by Textile Candy

Website Photography by Ginny Koppenhol Photography