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Young Lancashire is now based at: The Benchmark, 25 Ribbleton Street, Preston PR1 5BA

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Welcome to Young Lancashire


Young Lancashire is a registered charity, established in 1923 for local voluntary organisations working with children, young people and families. We work in partnership with ONE Lancashire and we provide a range of support services to our members, including lastest news, regular e-bulletins, information and advice, events and specialist support products; for full details see Membership services section below. These products, which are available direct from this website (but are only accessible to members when logged in), include, free policy templates, 1:1 support on funding applications, accredited quality assurance and business plans. Join today online: Sign Up! You can download a membership application pack here or, if you prefer complete your application online.


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Grants for Young People - BIBAs

Grants for young Lancastrians of up to £2,000 from the BIBA Foundation. Young people aged 16-24 years, or community groups working with this age group, can apply for a grant.

Policies for the voluntary sector


Lisa Nandy, Shadow Minister for Civil Society, has announced Labour’s policies for the voluntary sector if they win the 2015 General Election.  Highlights included encouraging secondments from the civil service to the voluntary sector, broadening the National Curriculum to teach children the importance of volunteering, removing targets for benefit sanctions, and introducing a kitemark for employers who support their employees to volunteer.

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Membership Services


Young Lancashire is a registered charity, established in 1923 for local voluntary organisations working with children, young people and families. Organisations may join Young Lancashire as Full or Associate members. Full membership is for local groups that require support services such as advice and guidance on policies and procedures and DBS (formerly CRB) checks, whereas Associate membership is only for larger organisations that have their own HR, DBS checks, policies and training functions.

Membership Benefits Scheme 2014-15

Young Lancashire operates a membership benefits scheme. Full members receive discounts on fees plus an annual allocation of coupons redeemable against products and services on offer (see tables below). To access our resources, services or products your organisation must be a member and the organisation's main contact must be logged to this website. When you are logged in you will be able to see three new sections; Resources; Products and Events and activities with prices set dependent on whether your organisation is a Full or Associate member. Only Full members (main contacts) are issued with redeemable coupons.

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Our services are accessible to all organisations working with children and young people across Lancashire, who join as Full or Associate members, for which membership fees are not charged. Associates do not benefit from the discounts available to Full Members, and may only access our services on a ‘pay as you go’ basis. All members have access to a range of basic resources, which includes standard policy templates; covering governance, child protection, health & safety, equal opportunities and insurance requirements, together with regular information e-bulletins at no charge.

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Young Lancashire currently hosts the sector’s engagement meetings with Lancashire’s Children and Young People's Trust. These meetings are open and accessible to all and for further details please visit – Representation.


Resources, Products and Services Full members Associate members
Information E-Bulletins Free Free
Policy Templates (Online) Free Free
Processing DBS (formerly CRB) Checks £10 (plus any DBS charge) £15 (plus any DBS charge)
Processing AQA Awards £20 per learner per unit £25 per learner per unit
Training events £35 per person £50 per person
1:1 Support Session (up to 3 participants) £75 per session £90 per session
Bespoke training at your premises (up to 12 participants) £150 half day £175 half day
£250 full day £275 full day
Full members are provided with a number of coupons to redeem against products and services on the website. To access, redeem coupons or make payment the main contact of the member organisation must first login to their Young Lancashire website account - login here Full members may also access the Young Lancashire Bursary Award Scheme, which provides grants of up to £250 per young person. 1:1 Support Session areas: Each session lasts for up to 3 hours and is supported by generic template documents covering the following areas: Policy and Procedures, Development; Bid Writing; Business Planning; Quality Assurance (First Steps to Quality and PQASSO Mentoring).
Full member – coupon allocation Redeemable with Benefit
5 Coupons at £10 each DBS Checks  Saving £20
6 Coupons at £35 each Training events  Saving £210


Youth Work Training Courses

Level of Training Fees per candidate per course
Youth Work Training (Introductory level) £275
Youth Work Training (Level 2) £700
Youth Work Training (Level 3) £900

Youth Work training courses, meeting the national QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework), can be arranged for groups of up to 12 candidates (minimum of 8) by organisations wishing to train their staff. If your organisation would like to place an order for a Youth Work training course please contact the office: 01772 556127 or email: support services 

Any surplus, which may be earned from income generated through the provision of Membership Services, may be allocated towards the formation of a wholly owned subsidiary.

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Supported by and working in partnership with; Lancashire County Council, Big Assist and One Lancashire.