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

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Over 1.3m people have improved skills

have improved skills

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Over 225,000 people have improved health

people have taken part in health and wellbeing activities

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Latest news

  • COALFIELDS COMMUNITY FUTURES PROGRAMME REPORTS SUCCESS

    The ‘Coalfields Communities Futures: Our Learning’ evaluation report launched by the Coalfields Community Trust (CRT) at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh reports on progress made by the CCF programme since it started in 2011. CRT commissioned Glasgow-based consultancy the Social Value Lab to evaluate CCF and make recommendations for the future. Read more

  • COALFIELDS REGENERATION TRUST TO BUILD ON SUCCESS OF GOOGLE DIGITAL GARAGE BUS

    Residents and businesses in Kincardine and surrounding communities will be given further opportunities to improve their online skills, following the successful visit to the town by the Google Digital Garage Bus. The bus visited the Coalfields Training and Enterprise Hub earlier this month to offer locals the chance to enhance their digital skills to give them the tools they need to find a new job or grow their business. Read more

  • CRT PROPERTY INVESTMENTS LTD SECURES LIGHTHOUSE VIEW FOR £1.5M

    CRT Property Investments Ltd, the wholly owned subsidiary of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, has purchased Phase II of Lighthouse View on Spectrum Business Park in Seaham for £1.5m. Read more

  • Fa’side Fridge Celebrates Coalfields Funding

    Fa'side Fridge,The East Lothian Foodbank, was recently awarded £3,688 by The Coalfields Regeneration Trust to fund its project. CRT Trustee Nicky Wilson met some of the project staff at Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School, Tranent, where the scheme is based. Read more

  • Cumnock Projects celebrate £20k investment from The Coalfields Regeneration Trust

    Bob Young, a Scottish Trustee of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust recently congratulated in person three Cumnock based organisations which have successfully applied for CRT funding Read more

  • Game On Wales Scoop Another Award

    Game On Wales named as 'McDonald’s FAW Grassroots Football Awards Regional Winner' Read more

  • ALLISON CARR GEARS UP FOR WORK WITH THE COALFIELDS

    The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, the only organisation dedicated to supporting former mining towns and villages, has announced the appointment of Allison Carr as its first Programme Support Officer. Read more

Events

  • 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