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
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
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
The East Lothian Foodbank was recently awarded £3,688 by The Coalfields Regeneration Trust to fund its Fa’side Fridge project.Read more
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 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
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 named as 'McDonald’s FAW Grassroots Football Awards Regional Winner'Read more
CRT Property Investments Ltd has announced the £1.5m purchase of Phoenix Riverside in Rotherham.Read more
Durham Christian Partnership (DCP), the County Durham based charity that provides foodbank and signposting services to members of the local community, has received £10,000 in funding thanks to Coalfields Community Investment Programme.Read more
The Dearne Valley Employment and Skills project delivered by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, the only organisation dedicated to supporting former mining towns and villages, has secured £32,000 thanks to a donation from Ladbrokes Coral.
The funding, which is allocated to the Dearne Valley Employment and Skills project, will mark the sixth year the company has shown its support with a total investment of £190,000 since it first developed the strategic partnership with the charity in 2013.Read more
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, the only organisation dedicated to the 5.5m people living in former mining towns and villages throughout Britain, will ask government and partners to help to create an investment fund of £40m for the coalfields when it addresses stakeholders during an exclusive cross-party political event at Westminster.Read more