The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is the only organisation dedicated to the 5.5m people living in former mining towns and villages throughout Britain. As such, we are asking government and partners to help us to create an investment fund of £40m that will allow us to continue to meet the many and varied challenges still facing the communities.

Thanks to the work and success that has been achieved as a result of our increasing number of partnerships with the private, public and community sectors, along with a strategic focus on three priorities for action; employment, skills and health, we are able to make our case clear.  

The £40m will be used to develop new industrial space in the coalfields bringing much-needed jobs to the communities. Over the next 25 years this will produce £50m in sustainable income, which in turn will be invested into social impact projects, creating a wellbeing value of £500m and a generation of lasting legacy.