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.

Legal Structures for Community Owned Renewable Energy Projects - English_Page_01

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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Community Summary 2020 final_Page_1

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 2019_Page_01

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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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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