"Changing the face of coalfields communities."



The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has been actively working in Wales since 1999, investing more than £16 million in community regeneration over the last 14 years.

We are funded by the Welsh Government and are our work is delivered by a dedicated staff team to meet Welsh priorities.

We have developed considerable expertise in meeting local needs; mixing financial investment and hands on capacity building support to achieve a catalytic effect. Our development officers work with and within the community to tackle the issues that most affect the prosperity, resilience and opportunities available to people living within these communities.

To ensure results we have established strong relationships with Government, local authorities, Community First Partnerships and a range of third sector organisations, networks and support services.


Bu CRT yn gweithio yng Nghymru ers 1999 ac mae wedi buddsoddi mwy na £16 miliwn mewn adfywio cymunedol dros y 14 flynedd diwethaf.

Cawn ein hariannu gan Lywodraeth Cymru a chaiff ein gwaith ei gyflwyno gan dîm neilltuol o staff i ddiwallu blaenoriaethau Cymru.

Rydym wedi datblygu arbenigedd sylweddol mewn diwallu anghenion lleol, gan gyfuno buddsoddiad ariannol a chefnogaeth ymarferol i feithrin gallu i sicrhau effaith catalytig. Mae ein swyddogion datblygu yn gweithio gyda ac o fewn y gymuned i fynd i’r afael â’r materion sy’n effeithio fwyaf ar ffyniant, gwytnwch a’r cyfleoedd sydd ar gael i bobl sy’n byw yn y cymunedau hyn.

I sicrhau canlyniadau, rydym wedi sefydlu partneriaethau cryf gyda Llywodraeth, awdurdodau lleol, Partneriaethau Cymunedau yn Gyntaf ac amrywiaeth o gyrff trydydd sector, rhwydweithiau a gwasanaethau cymorth.


15 Years of Impact

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust was established in 1999 to respond to the needs of coalfield communities.  We are the only organisation dedicated to providing support, along with practical help, for the coalfields and through collaborations and partnerships with stakeholders have become a valued resource and lifeline. We work with communities so that things can change…

Sian Sykes of the Trust supporting applicants.

Micro-Business Loan Fund for 3rd Sector (Wales)

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…


Game on Wales

Game on uses the incredible power of football to change lives, helping the most disadvantaged young people to make positive steps towards securing jobs or going back into education/training. Football is the successful tool which underpins every area of our model. A time banking system (Time for Young People) encourages young people to volunteer fostering…

Coalfields Community Grants - Wales

Coalfields Community Grants (Wales)

The Coalfields Community Grants Programme in Wales can award grants from £500 up to £7,000.   This programme is for community and voluntary organisations that can demonstrate strongly that a grant will impact positively on people living in the Coalfield communities of Wales. Grants will be awarded for projects that can be completed within 12 months and…


Family Employment Initiative (Wales)

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is working with partners to develop a bid to the 2014-2020 European Social Fund to work to the objective of tackling poverty through sustainable employment. Initial favourable discussions have been held with WEFO and the application process has begun.