The Coalfields Community Investment Programme (CCIP) - Practical Support offer in England has three main objectives:

  • To build the capacity of coalfield organisations to become more sustainable.
  • To develop a membership of connected coalfield organisations across England, to share good practice and respond to local needs.
  • To develop joint-working and income generation opportunities.

Our Offer

The support to be provided:

  • Organisational Diagnostic Tool – an online survey to analyse organisational need
  • Critical Friend – face to face, telephone and email support from the team
  • Local Area Profiling – detailed reports of local statistics to support business plans, funding applications or to improve local knowledge and evidence local needs
  • Support applying for funding / finance 
  • Information about funding / finance opportunities
  • Networking & information sharing – you will be joining a network of over 230 organisations and we are keen for organisations to work together to share information and resources, including providing access to development funding
  • Online information resource library of over 600 reports, studies, how-to-guides and other useful information
  • Regional information and training events – as the network grows a programme of events will be arranged in each region, specifically for members
  • Promotion & marketing
  • Support to identify specific organisational needs
  • Support to identify development opportunities
  • Evaluation & Monitoring advice
  • Signposting to partner organisations and other sources of support

Access to the programme is via the online Organisational Diagnostic Tool. Please note the practical support is provided free of charge to all eligible organisations.For further details about how to become a member please click on the PDF below.