Recognising the direct impact that improved skills and access to training has on the employment opportunities that people are able to take advantage of, this is an area of focus for the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.
As well as making sure that the communities have access to any national initiatives, we also redirect any opportunities that our partners make available. Giving residents the chance to get involved in training courses or volunteering, which improve their skills, can be life changing. Creating access to apprenticeship schemes as an example can change the future aspirations of people across a range of sectors.
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust and Community Shop, the organisation using surplus food to build stronger individuals and stronger communities, have launched their first strategic partnership project, opening the doors of their social supermarket, Community Shop Athersley.
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust will once again deliver its successful sports-based programme, Game On to former mining towns and villages throughout the country.
The football focused programme, takes children who would typically find it difficult to access sporting clubs or organised social groups, and delivers training sessions to children and young adults living in some of the most socially deprived coalfield communities.