"Changing the face of coalfields communities."

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LOCAL SUPPORT SERVICE HELPS TO UPSKILL HOMELESS IN WIGAN

Posted: 4 days ago

Voluntary and Community Support CIC is delivering an employability project to help homeless adults in Wigan improve their skills and gain qualifications, thanks to funding secured from the Coalfields Community Investment Programme. The £10,000 that has been awarded will give people from the local community that are currently experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming […]

SCINTILLA SUPPORTS SKILLS THANKS TO INVESTMENT FROM COALFIELDS

Posted: 6 days ago

Scintilla Consulting, a Mansfield based organisation that provides businesses and individuals with support in relation to training, learning, skills and qualifications, was recently granted over £9,000 in funding from the Coalfields Community Investment Programme. The investment, totalling £9,638, will fund the appointment of a Skills Coach for 26-weeks and a Sessional Tutor for 18-weeks to […]

Neath Athletic Score a Conversion with CRT Wales

Posted: 1 week ago

Established in 1955 near the heart of Neath town centre, Neath Athletic RFC engage people of all ages into the game of rugby right from under 7’s to senior men and women’s teams. Despite the club welcoming many community groups through its doors including Neath Camera Club, Neath Ukulele Band, Neath Male Voice Choir and […]

Coalfields Commmunity Asset Transfer Workshop

Posted: 1 week ago

Are you thinking about managing, owning or leasing a local building or piece of land, delivering a service or acquiring an asset for the community? Need some advice or guidance? If so you should attend the Coalfields Community Asset Transfer Workshop at Kincardine Community Centre on Weds 8 Nov 2017 10:30 – 3:00 As part […]

CRT HELPS CHILDREN’S PARTY PLANNERS GET DOWN TO BUSINESS

Posted: 2 weeks ago

Party planning can be a serious business, as these four members of Tillicoultry TimeBank, Lauren McCabe, Hayley Black, Ross McIntyre and Kaitlin Paterson, found out. They came up with the idea of creating a social enterprise to plan, organise and deliver children’s parties in the Bowmar Community Centre in Alloa, and had great fun organising […]

LUMPHINNANS GRASPS CHANCE TO SHAPE THE VILLAGE’S FUTURE

Posted: 2 weeks ago

Residents of Lumphinnans took full advantage of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust’s Family Fun Day to help shape the village’s future, with around 120 locals voting on a wide range of projects at the event in the local primary school. The Fun Day was part of the CRT’s Coalfields Community Futures programme, and it produced proposals […]

Ebbw Vale Cricket Club Hit for Six by CRT Support

Posted: 2 weeks ago

The relationship between the Coalfields Regenerations Trust and Ebbw Vale Cricket Club has stretched back a number of years, with the club not only benefiting from CRT grants, but from advice and support that has led to the club growing from strength to strength. The club, which was established in 1852, set up Ebbw Vale […]

TULLIBODY ‘ACTS AS IF IT OWNS THE PLACE’ TO REVITALISE THE TOWN

Posted: 3 weeks ago

Tullibody is the second largest community in Clackmannanshire but local residents feel the area suffers from a disproportionately low level of funding which results in in few facilities, and a low level of investment and services. Now the Coalfields Regeneration Trust and the Electoral Reform Society have joined forces to help local people identify solutions […]

Awards Success for the Coalfields Regeneration Trust

Posted: 4 weeks ago

Last night was a rare occasion to say the least, as we dusted off our dinner suits and attempted to tie our dickie bows in preparation for the Third Sector Awards. It was the first time we have attended the awards and having received two shortlisted nominations was a great way to celebrate the work […]

RIGSIDE TURNS OUT IN FORCE TO HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE

Posted: 1 month ago

Residents of Rigside and Douglas Water turned out in force for the Coalfields Regeneration Trust’s Family Fun Day, with around 160 adults and kids packing the Community Hall on Saturday (Sept 16). The event was part of the CRT’s Coalfields Community Futures programme, and it lived up to its ‘Fun Day’ name with a bouncy […]

EXCITING FUTURE BECKONS FOR KINCARDINE AS CRT HANDS OVER CHARRETTE ACTION PLAN

Posted: 1 month ago

Kincardine is on the verge of an exciting transformation with a series of action plans giving local organisations a blueprint to boost the village as a tourism destination, and reconnect it to the banks of the River Forth by developing the ‘Kincardine Triangle’. The action plans have emerged from a £40,000 four-day GoForth Kincardine Charrette, […]

TULLIBODY RESIDENTS CHALLENGED TO ‘ACT AS IF YOU OWN THE PLACE’

Posted: 1 month ago

Residents of Tullibody have been offered a tasty treat – the chance to enhance local democracy while enjoying a cheese and wine evening. The Coalfields Regeneration Trust in Scotland has joined forces with the Electoral Reform Society to boost local democracy in former mining areas through a new approach – ‘Act As If You Own […]

GOLDEN CHANCE FOR ABBEYVIEW AND TOUCH TO SHAPE THEIR AREA’S FUTURE

Posted: 1 month ago

Residents of Abbeyview and Touch in Dunfermline have a golden opportunity to help shape their area’s future, and find out how local organisations can qualify for a share of a £20,000 Participatory Budget. The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is putting up the funds as part of its local Coalfields Community Future programme which will be launched […]

BRINGING DEMOCRACY CLOSER BY ACTING AS IF YOU OWN THE PLACE

Posted: 1 month ago

‘Act As If You Own The Place’ is a new concept in bringing community planning decision-making closer to the people most affected – those who live in the area in question. The Coalfields Regeneration Trust and the Electoral Reform Society have joined forces to launch a pilot of the ‘Act As If You Own The […]

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TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES AT SOCIAL ENTERPRISE BLOSSOM THANKS TO COALFIELDS

Posted: 2 months ago

The Big Red Food Shed Ltd, the sustainable agriculture and horticultural therapeutic social enterprise based in Chesterfield, has received more than £9,000 in funding thanks to the Coalfields Community Investment Programme. The Big Red Food Shed supports unemployed people, ex-offenders and their families and those living with learning disabilities and mental and physical illnesses. Through […]

WHiST GETS a BOOST THANKS TO COALFIELDS FUNDING

Posted: 2 months ago

Women’s Health in South Tyneside (WHiST) has received more than £7,000, which has been used to fund health and wellbeing services, thanks to the Coalfields Community Investment Programme. Incorporating six 12-week long courses, the service focuses on practical ways to stay healthy including tips on maintaining a balanced diet, managing long-term health conditions, support with […]

‘ACT AS IF YOU OWN THE PLACE’ BOOST FOR LOCAL DEMOCRACY AS CRT SCOTLAND AND ELECTORAL REFORM SOCIETY JOIN FORCES

Posted: 2 months ago

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust in Scotland has joined forces with the Electoral Reform Society to boost local democracy in former mining areas through a new approach – ‘Act As If You Own The Place’. The two organisations decided on a joint approach after realising that they were both working towards the same goal of uniting […]

BBLACKRIDGE BACKS YOUNG PEOPLE IN COALFIELDS FUTURES ACTION PLAN

Posted: 2 months ago

Blackridge residents gave their Five-year Community Action plan a rousing send-off at the launch event in the Craiginn Community Centre on Tuesday (Aug 22). The Action Plan, which covers Blackridge and District, put strong emphasis on supporting young people, as well as backing for proposals to erect welcoming signage at entrances to the village, tackle […]

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT’S £800,000 BACKING FOR THE TRUST IN SCOTLAND

Posted: 2 months ago

Local Government and Housing Minister Kevin Stewart chose the historic setting of the Scottish Mining Museum to announce an £800,000 funding package to enable the Coalfields Regeneration Trust in Scotland to ensure a brighter future for local mining areas. The year-long settlement for the CRT, the only organisation dedicated to supporting the country’s former mining […]

CRT LAUNCHES ITS REGENERATION SCHOOL IN CLACKMANNANSHIRE

Posted: 2 months ago

Voluntary organisations in Clackmannanshire’s former mining areas have a golden opportunity to develop new ideas and acquire new business skills, by enrolling in the Coalfields Regeneration School. The Coalfields Regeneration Trust runs the School, which starts its new term with an awareness raising event at the Bowmar Centre on Tuesday 5th September at 2.0pm The course […]