Project Directory

Details of skills and employment support
programmes in Lancashire

The Project Directory will help you find details of current 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.

To help you see which projects meet your business needs we have produced an overview of all the employer facing opportunities, this can be found here: Lancashire Employer Support Projects and within our support document  which aims to help employers understand the funded programmes available to them, so they can decide which would be best suited to their business. Please find this here: Lancashire Employer Facing Offer- October 2021


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.

Skills Support for the Workforce

This project offers fully-funded support to boost skills in businesses. Skills Support for the Workforce will help businesses to upskill the workforce through a wide range of different programmes.

Supporting Technical Education in Lancashire

Supporting Technical Education in Lancashire (STELa), funded through the European Social Fund, aims to increase the level of engagement of Lancashire’s SMEs in Technical Education through the provision of industrial placements and other work experience opportunities to students as well as by working with colleges to inform the development of the curriculum ensuring it meets skills needs.

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.