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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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Auction of Promises
Business training for women

Auction of Promises!

On the 20th May 2022, The Growing Club CIC are organising a fundraising event – an Auction of Promises – where donated promises are auctioned off, with money raised to create a Seed Fund to support women’s business start-up costs.

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Where are they now
IWD

Where Are They Now?

As part of the celebrations for International Women’s Day 2022, we spoke with four women who took part in the first-ever cohort of The Growing Club CIC’s business training course in 2015. The programme is now called Bloom and Grow, helping women who are running their own businesses to do it sustainably and with strong peer support.

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grasping nettles
business courses for women

The Art of Grasping Nettles

A blog on courage, preparation and giving it a go by Jane Binnion When I bottled my first brew of nettle cordial years ago, it was an experiment. I’ve been

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Lancashire women in business

Voices From The Frontline: A Film

Lancaster’s The Growing Club CIC has launched a short film as part of the Lancashire Innovation Festival. Voices from the Frontline is a thought-provoking film by women aged 50-plus – as business owners

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Rebecca Young
Business training for women

Growing Club Stories: Rebecca Young

Rebecca Young hopes to set up a web design business, with the aim of supporting the work of individuals, small businesses, and non-profit organisations, particularly those in the arts and culture sector.

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Drop-In
Business training for women

Pop-In To Drop-In!

Nicola Combe talks about the weekly face-to-face drop-in support that she hosts for The Growing Club CIC on Thursdays, and how it can benefit you, your business and learning.

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