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What will your generation's legacy be?


In 2045, it will be 750 years since Lancashire first sent representatives to Parliament, something that continues to be commemorated and celebrated every 27 November on Lancashire Day. How will you shape your region's future?

Lancashire750 convenes a diverse group of leaders, aged 18-25, from across Lancashire to address the question: "What will the legacy of our generation be?" Because after all, they are the generation who will shape Lancashire ahead.

Lancashire750 is part of Legacy; a global campaign by Common Purpose, which invests in young people across the world so they can become a connected generation of leaders with a clear vision for what their legacy will be. Click here to see other legacy programmes around the world.

By doing Lancashire750 you will:

  • Learn skills and tools to practice leadership in your own context including team building, problem solving and communications
  • Build connections with your peers and established leaders from across the Lancashire area
  • Earn a micro-credential
  • Have the opportunity to receive free, personalized leadership coaching sessions

If you're a young leader aged 18-25 from the Lancashire area, register for this free online programme here!

Adrian Leather, Chief Executive, Active Lancashire

"Active Lancashire are proud to be a local partner in the Common Purpose Global Legacy Campaign. The project will under line our commitment to empowering young people to be the leaders of tomorrow; building confidence, skills and the networks they will need to develop and navigate to take forward their future careers and passions. We hope that this opportunity will create a new generation of leaders who will support their communities and the assets in their communities to flourish and grow, kick started by their experiences."

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Why take part?

Lancashire750 is your opportunity to come together as a generation and think through what your generation’s legacy will be. As part of a highly diverse group of peers, you will tackle real social challenges facing Lancashire and develop Cultural Intelligence in the process – the ability to cross divides and thrive in multiple cultures.

What happens on Lancashire750?

You'll join a group of circa 100 people in Lancashire to tackle a pressing challenge your Lancashire faces. This year's challenge is: How do we act together to transform Lancashire into a cleaner, greener place for all by 2045?

You'll come together online to investigate issues, collaborate, hold difficult conversations and work up ideas. You’ll test, refine and either implement your ideas or present them to leaders in Lancashire.

Lancashire750 is intergenerational, giving you the opportunity to work with around 30 established leaders from across Lancashire, who act as group advisors, speakers and immersion hosts. The established leaders benefit from seeing the world through your eyes – the next generation.

Associate sponsors:

Accrington Stanley Community Trust, Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, Blackpool FC Community Trust, Fleetwood Town Community Trust and Preston North End Community and Education Trust

Tony Attard OBD DL, Chair of Lancashire 2025 – Bidding to become UK City of Culture

"Young people are at the forefront of our thinking, and we are working on a number of programmes and strategies to ensure Lancashire 2025 adds to the potential for young people in the county to benefit from opportunities revolving around volunteering, skills, education and employment. Lancashire750 provides a perfect opportunity for us to engage with young people across the county to understand what they want the legacy of their generation to be, and what they want Lancashire to become."


Dates? Future dates TBC

Who can apply? Young leaders aged 18-25 living working or studying in Lancashire.

How much does it cost? Lancashire750 is free.

Application Process

The application process for Lancashire750 involves answering a question which reflects your passion for leadership and your region. The question can be answered by whichever means feels most comfortable to you, be it written, video submission, a piece of artwork, song or photograph – however you best feel you can express your desire to take responsibility for the legacy of Lancashire.

Volunteer for Lancashire750

We are looking for leaders from all backgrounds to contribute to Lancashire750 – sharing their insight and, in the process, seeing their region or country through the eyes of the next generation. We need speakers, panellists, mentors and immersion hosts. If you want to be a contributor, sign up below.