Key Programme Changes:

  • The Coalfields Regeneration Trust’s theme Health has been changed to Health & Wellbeing and will encompass projects that address food poverty, debt advice, mental health issues, substance misuse, social isolation or projects increasing participation in physical activity.
  • The Trust will now fund Core Costs up to 50% of the total costs requested from the Trust. This can include Operational Costs and Administration & Management

Please refer to the Eligibility Guidance Notes below for more detailed information on the Coalfields Community Investment Programme in England.

We know that one of the most common barriers to addressing the challenges in the coalfields is resources. Our Coalfields Community Investment Programme (CCIP) provides a range of practical support as well as grant funding to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to help them deliver their projects.

For a full page view of the infographic above, please click the link here. 

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) Funding Support element is a £500,000 fund created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still remain in coalfield communities.

The fund is open to projects that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and that will make a positive difference in addressing the following themes:

Skills: Growing the skills of people in order to increase their opportunities

Employment: Developing pathways to increase the number of people in work

Health & wellbeing: Supporting projects that increase participation in activities/services that improve the health and wellbeing of people in former coalfield communities. 

The total fund value of £500,000 will be committed over the period 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 at four decision making Committees which will take place quarterly (£125,000 allocated to each Committee). 

We envisage demand will be highly competitive and based on the 2017/18 programme, the number of successful awards was 22% of all applications received.

July 2019 Committee – The Eligibility survey opens on 18th March 2019 and closes at 5pm on 31st May 2019. The deadline for applications is 14th June 2019 at 5pm.


October 2019 Committee – The Eligibility survey opens on 17th June 2019 and closes at 5pm on 30th August 2019. The deadline for applications is 13th September 2019 at 5pm.


January 2020 Committee – The Eligibility survey opens on 16th September 2019 and closes on at 5pm on 29th November 2019. The deadline for applications is 13th December 2019 at 5pm.

To apply, please click on the PDF Guidance Notes below and read the information to determine if your organisation and/or project are eligible and if you are confident that you meet our criteria, please click on the link enclosed in the Guidance Notes to our Eligibility Survey.

Eligibility Guidance Notes

To find out if your project will benefit one of our eligible coalfield areas, click on the appropriate region below:

East Midlands

North East

North West 

West Midlands


Please Note: We have devolved funds to an East Kent based organisation who will be administering this fund on our behalf in the Kent region. Please contact Lisa Pope on 01304 842826 for more information.

For further information about the social value outcome measures please click on the PDF below:

Social Value Outcome Measures

For general enquiries, please contact the team on 01226 272811 or email [email protected]