Our Research

Research and Reports

By collaborating with a variety of influential partners, we have put together a diverse portfolio of informative research and reports that demonstrate why coalfield communities across the UK continue to need our support.


We jointly commissioned with the Industrial Communities Alliance this Sheffield Hallam University report to evidence the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the health, economy and labour market of older industrial Britain. 

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The Coalfields Regeneration Trust decided to reach out to our communities and share the good work that was going on during these unprecedented times.


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This report provides an updated socio-economic and deprivation assessment for Scotland’s former coal mining communities based on open public data.

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The State of the Coalfields Report reiterates that coalfield communities sit below the national average against almost every indices; particularly employment, skills and health.

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The first-ever legal roadmap to support the creation of community owned renewable energy projects, to help communities harness environmental and socio-economic benefits.

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An outline of our proposal to create a new £40m investment fund for the coalfields to invest in new industrial and commercial properties suitable for growing SMEs.

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The Places with Purpose report illustrates industrial towns’ strong identities, their distinct business opportunities, and the policies desperately needed to make a difference. 

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The Ten Priorities for the former coalfields report emphasises the importance of replacing EU funding, support for industry, higher quality jobs and further investment. 

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A Celebration of 20 Years Working in the Coalfield Communities in Scotland.  



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