"Changing the face of coalfields communities."

  • Supported 56 community transport networks
  • Supported 125,945 people into training & education
  • Created 40,613 new volunteer opportunities
  • Helped 18,674 people find work
  • Created 4,347 jobs
  • Created 3,332 childcare places
  • Created 119 community facilities and improved 2,780
  • Supported 1,170 social enterprises
  • Engaged 255,501 children & young people

Welcome to the Coalfields Regeneration Trust

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust(CRT) is the leading regeneration organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life in Britain’s former mining communities. We are a charitable company and social enterprise with teams deployed across England, Scotland and Wales.

Since 1999 we have invested over £260m in projects that make a positive difference to the lives of people in our target communities across Britain and we  deliver services that help people gain new skills, achieve qualifications, find work, set up and grow new businesses and become more active in their communities. Whilst these activities have impacted positively on thousands of people over the years, challenges still remain and we are committed to responding to these. 

To deliver positive programmes of work we need to generate the income to make these happen. In a climate where funding is more limited, we have developed a new approach that will enable us to become self financing and continue our investment into the coalfields. This is essential as our funding contract with The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in England ends in March 2015. 

To meet this considerable challenge we have set up two independent companies; CRT Property Investments Ltd and CRT Property Developments Ltd.  The investment work both companies undertake will generate an income for CRT to ensure it remains financially viable and in a position to continue to provide the help and support coalfield communities need.

Shaun O’Brien, a chartered surveyor with considerable experience of developing former coal industry sites, has joined CRT as its Property Investment and Development Director to maximise the return from these companies.