Making an Impact

5.5 million people in the UK live in former coal mining towns and villages. We have a track record of delivering targeted programmes that have helped many thousands of people secure a job, increase their skills and take part in activities that have improved their health.

Over 25,000 people supported into work

people supported into work


Author: Joe Rutland

Over 1.3m people have improved skills

have improved skills


Author: Joe Rutland

Over 225,000 people have improved health

people have taken part in health and wellbeing activities


Author: Joe Rutland

Latest news



    The day will provide an opportunity to meet with and hear from speakers from groups operating in coalfield areas on this year’s theme of health, as well as find out what’s new at CRT and catch up with colleagues. Read more

  • The Future of Towns and Industrial Communities

    Jointly hosted by the Industrial Communities Alliance, the Key Cities Group, the Centre for Towns and the Coalfields Regeneration Trust. In recent years much of the focus in economic development has been on the big cities. Growth in the big cities is welcome but it raises many questions for the rest of the country. Read more

  • Wigan Meet the Funders Event

    We will be attending this event and hope to engage with lots of residents from coalfield communities that are looking at ways in which they can fund their projects and initiatives that meet with one of our three priorities for action; employment, skills and health. Read more

  • West Cumbria Funding Event

    Speak directly to funders; access essential funding information, advice and support; network with other local organisations. This event is aimed at local voluntary and community groups, especially those new to the funding arena in West Cumbria. Please book to attend one of these two sessions: 10am – 12noon Registration from 9.45am 1pm – 3pm Registration from 12.45pm Read more