England Support

England Funding & Programmes


The escalation of measures introduced by government to contain the spread of the Coronavirus will have a significant impact on our communities and in particular those who are most vulnerable.

The England Programmes Team will endeavour to maintain full delivery of our services and provide support where we can. As a result of the new guidance from government, all our programmes staff will be working from home and minimising social contact unless absolutely necessary.

This means we will not be undertaking face to face meetings, delivering coaching clubs, Football Fives, Walking Football and Game On Girls sessions. Our staff responsible for delivering these activities will be in touch with service users and partners to keep them updated on our plans and how they can receive support.

We are confident we can continue to provide a good service using phone, email and conferencing tools. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and will review our approach in line with government guidance.

Wishing you all the best in these very challenging times.

Andy Lock
Head of Operations (England) – The Coalfields Regeneration Trust


We know that many small to medium charitable organisations and community groups will be concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on their work and communities and we want to reassure you that we will do everything we can to continue supporting the sector at this time:

• There is lots of good advice out there, including from NCVO, which we encourage you to look at.
• We are doing all we can to make sure the Trust can carry on business as usual and our grant application process and deadlines for decision making remain.
• We know many of you are supporting some of the most vulnerable people but will yourselves be under extra pressure and face uncertainty. We aim to be as flexible as we can about
awards you already have.
• We know you may have to adapt your activities and we understand that. You may need to extend your project delivery timetable for activity we have funded or you may need more time to report to us just contact us and we will work with you. Please email: monitoring@coalfields-regen.org.uk

Apex Trust (2)

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme – Funding Support

We will redirect resource and funds to the coalfield communities to make a lasting and positive difference.

Funding Fair

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme – Practical Support

We act as a critical friend for coalfield organisations to help them become more sustainable.


The Employment and Skills Service

As one of our key priorities for action, we focus on improving the skills and opportunities for those living within our communities.

Coalfields Game On International Tournament

Game On England

Our sport for change participation programme which through direct delivery of sport and physical activity, aims to improve the health wellbeing and skills of people living in some of our most deprived coalfield communities in England.

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