"Changing the face of coalfields communities."

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A HAT-TRICK OF REASONS TO CELEBRATE

Posted: 22 hours ago

It’s not often you get three excuses to celebrate, but here at the Coalfields Regeneration Trust we have just landed a hat trick of reasons to give ourselves a huge pat on the back; we’ve been shortlisted for THREE national awards. In recognition of the positive difference that we have made to the lives of […]

KENNOWAY RESIDENTS GET THE CHANCE TO SHAPE THE FUTURE

Posted: 6 days ago

Kennoway residents have a great chance to have their say in shaping the village’s future, when survey forms for Coalfields Community Futures programme drop through their letter boxes over the next couple of weeks. The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is backing the local Steering Group to conduct a household survey as the first step towards drawing-up […]

CRT BACKS FAULDHOUSE’S BID TO ENJOY THIS SPORTING LIFE

Posted: 6 days ago

This sporting life has come a huge step closer for the people of Fauldhouse, with the presentation of a £5,000 cheque from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust to part fund improvements to The Eastfield Centre. Fauldhouse Community Development Trust recently took over the responsibility for managing the Eastfield Centre following successful negotiations with West Lothian Council. […]

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LOCAL ADVICE SERVICE SECURES COALFIELDS FUNDING FOR THE SECOND TIME

Posted: 6 days ago

Citizens Advice Sherwood & Newark, the organisation providing local people with free, independent, confidential and impartial advice on their rights and responsibilities, has secured more than £6,000 through the Coalfields Community Investment Programme. The organisation will use the funds, which total £6,346, to cover the cost of delivering three 12-week long training courses, which will […]

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COALFIELDS SUPPORTS FREE MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES FOR WOMEN IN DONCASTER

Posted: 2 weeks ago

Charles Martin Martial Arts Academy, based in Doncaster, has secured more than £7,000 in funding to cover the costs of free martial arts classes for women and girls that are aged over 14 years and live in the local area. The funds, which total £7,875, have been awarded to the Academy through the Coalfields Community […]

HORDEN HUB HOUSE TO BRING HOPE TO THE COMMUNITY

Posted: 3 weeks ago

Horden Hub House, an end of terrace property that has been converted into a community resource to provide residents with a space to meet and access advice and services, was officially opened last month by MP, Grahame Morris. Made possible thanks to a strategic partnership we have with the East Durham Trust, it is hoped […]

SMILE FOR SHELLIE AND NITTEN NIPPERS WIN CRT FUTURES AWARDS

Posted: 3 weeks ago

There was a strong emphasis on supporting young people in Newtongrange’s Five-Year Community Action Plan with the Smile for Shellie campaign and the Silver Band’s youth section both receiving funding packages. The Coalfields Regeneration Trust supported the local Steering Group who researched and drew up the Action Plan after hearing the views of over 300 […]

CRT BACKS TORRYBURN AND NEWMILLS TO MAP OUT a BRIGHTER FUTURE

Posted: 3 weeks ago

Residents of Torryburn and Newmills are on course to have a major say in how their area develops over the next five years, thanks to the Coalfields Regeneration Trust. The twin communities have been selected to take part in the CRT’s Coalfields Communities Futures programme, which helps local people come together to research and draw up […]

BLAIRHALL CHOOSES OLD PHONE BOX TO HOUSE LIFE-SAVING DEFIBRILLATOR

Posted: 3 weeks ago

A Fife mining village is line for its own version of the Tardis, after residents decided to give an old phone box a £1,600 make-over and use it to house a life-saving defibrillator. The project is part of a Five-year Community Action plan for Blairhall near Dunfermline, which villagers launched in the New Community Centre […]

BREATHINGSPACE CELEBRATES 10-YEARS OF SUCCESS: World-class Facility Becomes Model for Best Practice Saving NHS £6.8m

Posted: 4 weeks ago

BreathingSpace, the world-class healthcare facility in Rotherham which provides treatment for respiratory disease, bronchiectasis and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), celebrated its 10-year anniversary earlier this month when the team welcomed partners and patients to a garden party to reminisce over the past decade. Saving the public sector upwards of £6.8m* since its launch in […]

TRUDIE TO USE PERSONAL EXPERIENCE TO CHAMPION THE COALFIELDS

Posted: 4 weeks ago

Trudie McGuinness, an entrepreneur and business owner from Stafford, will call upon her own personal experiences after joining our Board of Trustees. Growing up in Staffordshire Moorlands, Trudie remembers the impact that the closure of the mines had on the local community that she once called home. She is hoping that her position as a trustee […]

OUR VALLEYS, OUR FUTURE

Posted: 1 month ago

Good-quality jobs and the right skills to do them; better public services and local communities. These are the three priorities for Our Valleys, Our Future – the high-level action plan by the Ministerial Taskforce for the South Wales Valleys, which has been launched today (Thursday 20th July) by Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language Minister Alun […]

PARTNERSHIP HAS POSITIVE IMPACT ON ATHERSLEY RESIDENTS

Posted: 1 month ago

Thanks to an ongoing partnership between the Coalfields Regeneration Trust and Berneslai Homes, as part of our Communities that Work Programme, residents in Athersley now have access to IT provision and employment focused training courses. With modern recruitment relying increasingly on digital technologies, five laptops have been made available to give the local community the opportunity […]

CRT SETS UP COMMUNITY ASSET TRANSFER SUPPORT PROGRAMME

Posted: 1 month ago

Community Asset Transfers were top of the agenda at a meeting of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust’s networking organisation, the Coalfields Community Network in Cumbernauld on Friday June 30. The CRT’s David Wright spelled out the What, Why, How and When of the CRT’s Community Asset Transfers support programme, which aims to help local and voluntary […]

PARENTS GET SUPPORT THANKS TO ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL FUNDING BID BY STATION HOUSE

Posted: 1 month ago

Station House Community Association has launched a new pilot scheme, which has been developed to support family wellbeing, after it was successful in securing more than £6,000 from the Coalfields Community Investment Programme. With a total fund of £6,016, Station House will implement the new programme to provide sessions on parenting skills and managing mental […]

GO FORTH KINCARDINE CONSULTATIONS PUTS VILLAGE ON THE ROAD TO a BRIGHTER FUTURE

Posted: 1 month ago

Kincardine took a massive step towards a new and brighter future after four days of intensive research and consultations between local local people and a team of planners, architects and artists. The Coalfields Regeneration Trust organised Go Forth Kincardine, a design charrette, and co-funded the £40,000 cost of bringing in Architects Oliver Chapman and his […]

KINCARDINE’S OPEN ALL MICS SESSION CAPTURES FULL RANGE OF LOCAL LIFE

Posted: 2 months ago

Open all Mics, a succession of quick-fire presentations, revealed a fascinating snapshot of village life, as Kincardine got down to the serious business of mapping its future in the wake of the closure of Longannet Power station. The Coalfields Regeneration Trust and its team of experts led by Architect Oliver Chapman and artist Peter McCaughey […]

MANVERS LAKE PUSHES THE BOAT OUT WITH STORE LAUNCH

Posted: 2 months ago

Manvers Lake and Dearne Valley Trust has celebrated the official opening of its new Boat Store with a fun-filled community event attended by members of the public, the Manvers Waterfront Boat Club and representatives of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust. The build of the Store, which is situated next to the boat house, was only made […]

APPOINTMENT SUPPORTS SKILLS AND EMPLOYMENT IN ATHERSLEY

Posted: 2 months ago

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has appointed Helen Murphy as Community Employment and Enterprise Coach. Having previously worked for Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council in its Adult Skills and Employment Service, Helen will use the skills she has developed during the course of her career to improve the skills and employability of residents in Athersley. Joining the […]

BEST FOOT FORWARD FOR GO FORTH KINCARDINE

Posted: 2 months ago

It was best foot forward for Go Forth Kincardine as a series of walkabouts launched an intensive programme of consultations and workshops aimed at identifying a new and brigher future for the village in the wake of the closure of Longannet Power Station. Go Forth Kincardine is a community design charrette. The Coalfields Regeneration Trust […]