Project Directory

Details of skills and employment support
programmes in Lancashire

The Project Directory will help you find details of  and signpost you to the current skills support projects that help Lancashire businesses inspire people, recruit, improve workforce skills, create new jobs, tap into sources of skilled workers and improve skills in their industry.

We have also produced a summary of skills support projects for businesses in Lancashire, which is a useful reference guide to the funded skills support projects available, so that you can decide which projects are best suited to your business. Please find this here:

Lancashire Employer Guide to Skills Support Updated V 2June 2023_

There are also a number of projects which support Lancashire residents on their journey back into employment, by employers offering them work placements or volunteer opportunities, details of these can be found on the Skills for Work website.

Boost Business Lancashire

Boost is Lancashire's business growth hub, helping growth-hungry businesses in the county realise their potential by providing simple access to a range of leading-edge funded business support programmes.

Building Successful Futures

This project offers partially-funded support to boost skills in businesses. Building Successful Futures will help businesses to upskill the workforce through a wide range of different programmes.

Business Health Matters

The Business Health Matters project will support businesses in the county to improve the physical and mental health of their employees, so that staff are happier, healthier and more resilient.

Lancashire Engaging Apprentices Programme (LEAP)

LEAP delivers a targeted mix of support, training and development for apprentices and their workplace mentors employed in the Lancashire SME workforce.

Train an apprentice

Are you looking to upskill your current workforce? Did you know that apprenticeship funding can be used for any age group and can also be used for your current teams?

UpSkilling Lancashire Project

Are you looking for free advice and support to increase the skills and capabilities of your employees?
UpSkilling Lancashire helps Lancashire based SME’s to identify skill gaps and suggests pathways to training opportunities.

Upskilling the Health and Social Care Work Force Across Lancashire

The purpose of the project is to bring together ‘support, training and future proofing’ for the workforce of small and medium sized enterprises (less than 250 employees) across private and social enterprise sectors throughout Lancashire, who contribute towards improving people’s health.