The Coalfields Enterprise Programme aims to stimulate community enterprise and grow the social investment market in coalfield communities. It has three main objectives:

  • To help community organisations and social enterprises establish key priorities and an action plan responsive to their needs
  • Help community organisations to become more enterprising and develop opportunities to protect and grow their activities
  • Provide and broker the resources and services that are currently not available through statutory and third sector organisations within the coalfield areas – that are necessary to implement their plans.

The Coalfields Enterprise Programme will:

  • Provide a programme of hands-on development support, mentoring and training to newly established community organisations and social enterprises across Scotland’s coalfields.
  • Stimulate social enterprise solutions to address key challenges in coalfield communities.
  • Provide a mechanism to foster sustainability in CRT supported enterprises.