At the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, we are dedicated to supporting and improving the quality of life for the 5.5 million people living in former mining towns and villages by helping them secure employment, increase skills and enhance their health and wellbeing.
We believe that there is a real imperative to create a dedicated investment programme for coalfield communities.
Just as in London, other major conurbations and niche communities need appropriate policies and investment to support their social and economic growth. With the right interventions, coalfield communities can also contribute to economic growth and prosperity.
In order to realise this ambition, our communities need support from government.
Our immediate focus will be to engage with key stakeholders and lobby the UK Government for the coalfields to receive a multi-million pound boost over the next five years.
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