Funded courses for women who are unwaged
The Sowing Club provides funded, employment and enterprise skills courses for women who are unwaged, or 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
This 15-hour course is for any women who is not economically active or in low paid insecure work, and would like to explore their options for employment, education or self-employment.*
The courses will look at;
- your skills
- communication skills
- confidence building
- exploring how to use your skills to bring in an income
- what next
Women completing the course who are interested in starting a business, can then feed into the next start-up course, Roots & Shoots, 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.
*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.
So, what programmes do we run?
The Sowing Club runs a variety of courses at different times of the year.
Our current programme will re-start after lockdown.
Next Sowing Club face-to-face starting dates:
Lancaster: 7th September 2021
Morecambe: 4th October 2021
Skills Training Course for young women as part of the Employment and Enterprise skills training programme.
Join the Sowing Club
If you are interested in finding out more about The Sowing Club and the programmes currently running, please get in using the contact details below.
We look forward to hearing from you.