"Changing the face of coalfields communities."


Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England)

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the 5.5 million people living in Britain’s former mining communities. Many of these communities still require support due to the huge impact the closure of the mines had upon them.

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) is a £500,000 fund created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still remain in coalfield communities. The fund is open to projects that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and that will make a positive difference in addressing the following themes:

Skills: Growing the skills of people in order to increase their opportunities

Employment: Developing pathways to increase the number of people in work

Health: Supporting projects that increase participation in activities/services that improve the health and wellbeing of people in former coalfield communities.  This may include sports projects focusing on the stated underrepresented groups (Impairment Groups/Disabled People, Women and girls, Victims of abuse, Carers, Homeless people), healthy eating initiatives, mental health support and projects focusing on promoting social interaction and engagement.

The total fund value of £500,000 will be committed over the period 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017 at four decision making Committees which will take place quarterly (£125,000 allocated to each Committee).

To help us manage demand, each Committee will only consider applications that address one of the themes above. The Committee schedule is as follows:

April 2016 Committee (Skills) – we are no longer accepting applications for this Committee.

July 2016 Committee (Employment) – we are no longer accepting applications for this Committee.

October 2016 Committee (Health) – this round is now active.

January 2017 Committee (Skills)

The deadline for the October decision making committee is 16th September 2016.  Any application that does not deliver a Health project, is incomplete or has not supplied all the necessary supporting documents by this deadline will be automatically withdrawn.

Applications can be submitted for up to £10,000 (with a maximum of £2,000 on capital items).  To find out if your activity will benefit one of our priority target areas,  click on the appropriate Region list:

East Midlands Kent North East North West West Midlands Yorkshire

To apply, please read the Guidance Notes carefully to determine if your organisation and/or project are eligible and if you are confident that you meet our criteria, please complete the link enclosed in the Guidance Notes to our Eligibility Survey.

For general enquiries, please contact the team on 01226 272811 or email crt.england@coafields-regen.org.uk