Past Courses

Our course archives provide insight into the variety of courses and workshops funded through The Growing Club for women in Lancaster and Morecambe, enabling women to rediscover confidence, develop skills and start or grow a sustainable business. These courses are currently closed and we hope to re-open some of them in the future.

Neuro Nurture

A 6-session supportive course for neuro-divergent women who want to thrive.
Are you a woman who thinks they may be Neuro-divergent? Are you...
Always late?
Untidy /clumsy?
Having trouble getting organised?
Often feeling overwhelmed?
Someone who struggles socially?


Then come and join this, fun and creative, small group, course for women and explore your needs and strengths in a safe and friendly space.

Boost Flying Start

The Flying Start service, delivered by Selnet, can help you achieve your business goals.
The funded Flying Start service is part of Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub and is created for pre-start businesses and those that have traded for less than three years. It is delivered by an experienced team of qualified business advisers.

The Growing Club worked with Selnet to help participants navigate the ups and downs of starting a new business, through support, mentoring and activities, tailored to suit their business needs.

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Funded by The Santander Foundation
In January 2019 we ran an 8 session course for women aged 50 plus who were unemployed, a carer, unwaged or facing redundancy. The course was designed to help you explore whether self-employment is a good option for you.

Peer Networks

An 18-hour action learning programme to support women leading SMEs and the not-for-profit sector.
Peer Networks is a government initiative that brings together diverse cohorts of business leaders so you can discuss your business challenges, in a safe space, with your peers. Delivered through a series of high-impact action-learning group sessions, you will gain and reflect on valuable feedback from your peers and identify practical solutions to overcome challenges you each face.

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Skills Course for Refugees

Funded by Lancashire County Council
Our Skills Course for Refugees was a 6-week Level 1 introduction to a skills and enterprise course, funded by Lancashire County Council via the Syrian refugee settlement programme. The aim of the course was to give the students the skills and confidence to be economically active.

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Crafty Women

Funded by The Smallwood Trust
Crafty Women was a course for women creatives, crafters and makers in the Morecambe area, looking to earn an income from their skills. The course was fully funded for women on benefits. This course ran for 3 courses between 2018 and 2020.

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"The Sowing Club has been useful to meet women with tremendous passion for life, brilliant creative ideas and an attitude that will shape a great future for every one of us. Gaining support, being positive and overcoming adversity have been main themes, and I have benefited from the collective knowledge and input from Jane and Mandy. I have particularly benefited from the moral support, and challenges to think and speak positively about the future; to be creative; to get on with it. To believe I can do it. I have benefited from being encouraged about my own ideas and from the positivity in the room... I think the continued surrounding support of the Sowing Club women will be vital to encourage and build my confidence."
- A.T -