COALFIELDS FUNDING IS JUST THE JOB FOR DECV

Dearne Electronic Community Village (DECV) in Rotherham will extend the professional training courses that it offers to include accredited ICT and Employability Skills sessions thanks to more than £9,000 in funding from the Coalfields Community Investment Programme (CCIP), delivered by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust. Read more

PENNINGTON FOOTBALL CLUB HITS THE BACK OF THE NET WITH FUNDING FROM COALFIELDS

With a notable increase in the number of young girls wanting to take to the pitch, Pennington Football Club has created a number of dedicated training sessions that it hopes will engage with no fewer than 120 female players in the next year. Read more

FUNDING FROM COALFIELDS GIVES FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Thanks to the Coalfields Community Investment Programme the Full Circle Food Project has received practical and funding support that will allow them to provide low-cost cooking sessions for young people aged 13-19, families, and older people living in the Hirst area of Ashington. Read more

IT WORKSHOPS TO ENCOURAGE SKILLS SHARING THANKS TO COALFIELDS FUNDING

Founded in 2010, Libre Digital has worked with some of the most deprived and socially isolated people within Sheffield and has provided them with access to technology and information to improve their media literacy and encourage digital inclusion. Read more

BRIDGET PHILLIPSON MP SUPPORTS FUNDING WORKSHOP IN HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING

Bridget Phillipson MP for Houghton and Sunderland South and Councillor Claire Rowntree from Sunderland Council joined members of the local community in Houghton-le-Spring when they attended a funding workshop, delivered by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, at Easington Lane Community Access Point (ELCAP). Read more

AUSTERITY IS OVER - BUT NOT FOR THE COALFIELDS

The Centre for Cities have shared the results from an independent study to announce that large metropolitan areas, accounting for 55 per cent of the population, have faced 74 per cent cuts in public spending in the last decade. From the statistics we can see that four of the top five areas hit hardest by austerity measures are in fact coalfield communities; Barnsley (40.4 per cent), Doncaster (30.6 per cent) and Wakefield (30.1 per cent). Read more

COALFIELDS COMMUNITY FUTURES PROGRAMME REPORTS SUCCESS IN REGENERATING AREAS

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 SCOTLAND 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

Fa’side Fridge Celebrates £3,688 Coalfields Funding

The East Lothian Foodbank was recently awarded £3,688 by The Coalfields Regeneration Trust to fund its Fa’side Fridge project. Read more

NEW JOBS HUB IS ‘GAME CHANGER’ FOR SCOTLAND’S 500,000 COALFIELD RESIDENTS

The opening a new £500,000 state of the art Training and Enterprise Hub within Kincardine is a ‘game changing moment’ for the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, which, for almost 20 years, has been supporting and improving the life of the half-a-million people who live in Scotland’s coalfields communities. Read more

BLANTYRE RESIDENTS INVITED TO HAVE A SAY IN THE FUTURE OF THEIR COMMUNTY

Blantyre residents passionate about the future of their local community are invited to attend an open public meeting on Tuesday 28th August at Priestfield Senior Citizen’s Hall to launch a Coalfields Community Futures initiative. Read more

Cumnock Projects celebrate £20k investment by 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