Support services

Suppport Services from Young Lancashire
“Helping you achieve more for Young People”
We offer a range of specialist services, products and activities including organisational planning, workforce development and fundraising services to voluntary and community groups and organisations, to enable them to improve, or establish, high quality work with young people. Support services include:
  • Provision of Youth Work qualifications (Introductory Level and VRQ Level 2) to staff and volunteers working in your group or organisation.
  • Support in developing opportunities for delivery of accredited activities with young people.
  • Guidance and assistance to support you in linking your work to quality and youth work standards, so that you will be able to demonstrate safe, effective and accredited work with young people. This could be from a basic level to a higher level, dependent on the size and staff resources of your group or organisation.
  • Provision of support and training on personnel, financial and organisational planning to enhance your ability in achieving your aims for work with young people and secure ongoing funding.
How do you access support from Young Lancashire?
Groups must first join Young Lancashire as Full or Associate members. Join here. Through support from Lancashire County Council's Central Gateway Grant programme we are able to provide acces to services such as DBS (formerly CRB) checks and training events at reduced rates. 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 support. Associates do not benefit from the discounts available to Full Members, and may only access our services on a ‘pay as you go’ basis.


Young Lancashire's aim is to support and develop high quality voluntary youth work and educational opportunities for all young people in Lancashire. We have a successful track record of providing infrastructure support and advisory services to voluntary and community organisations across the county of Lancashire. Services include: quality standards; accredited training for volunteer youth workers and young people, together with organisational support and development. We currently support a network of over 250 registered VCFS groups and organisations working with children and young people. We have initiated and managed several innovative youth-led projects over the past few years, which have established opportunities for young people to participate, and resulted in the creation of new independent locally owned organisations.

A member of UK Youth.

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