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The Coalfields Enterprise Development Programme is designed to give existing enterprises the support they need to scale up their operation. It is aimed at enterprises intending to develop a new product or service in response to identified demand, and will consist of an award of up to £10,000 as well as business support. The Programme […]
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is the lead for a consortium made up of three partners, EKOS, Community Enterprise and CRT, who have delivered the Big Lottery Our Place Programme in Newmains, North Lanarkshire. This programme is Lottery funded and the consortium have delivered capacity building across Newmains, one of the five communities identified by the […]
WCVA in a joint partnership arrangement with Coalfields Regeneration Trust and Cardiff and Vale Credit Union (representing ABCUL Credit Unions) has been awarded a contract by Finance Wales, with funding provided by the Welsh Government, to provide micro loan investment into enterprising third sector organisations across Wales. The size of the loans to be offered […]
About the Challenge We know from experience that communities can take the lead in regenerating their local community with a little support. The Challenge is a bold and creative solution to tackle worklessness within former coalmining communities, it was successfully delivered in 2012/13 and 2013/14, and for 2014/15 took the form of a Dragons’ Den, […]