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Coalfields Community Investment Programme (CCIP) – Funding Support

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) Funding Support element is a £500,000 fund created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still remain in coalfield communities. The fund is open to projects that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and that will make a positive difference in addressing the following themes:

Skills: Growing the skills of people in order to increase their opportunities.

Employment: Developing pathways to increase the number of people in work.

Health: Supporting projects that increase participation in activities/services that improve the health and wellbeing of people in former coalfield communities. 

The total fund value of £500,000 will be committed over the period 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018 at four decision making Committees which will take place quarterly (£125,000 allocated to each Committee). 

We envisage demand will be highly competitive and based on the 2016/17 programme, the number of successful awards was 22% of all applications received.

The Committee schedule is as follows:

April 2017 Committee – this round opened on 6th February 2017; the Eligibility Survey closed on 10th March 2017; the application deadline for this committee was 17th March 2017.

July 2017 Committeethe Eligibility Survey reopens on 10th April 2017; the Eligibility Survey closes on 9th June 2017; the application deadline for this committee is 16th June 2017.

October 2017 Committee the Eligibility Survey reopens on 10th July 2017; the Eligibility Survey closes on 15th September 2017; the application deadline for this committee is 22nd September 2017.

January 2018 Committee the Eligibility Survey reopens on 16th October 2017; the Eligibility Survey closes on 8th December 2017; the application deadline for this committee is 15th December 2017.

Applications can be submitted for up to £10,000 (with a maximum of £2,000 on capital items).  To find out if your activity will benefit one of our priority target areas,  click on the appropriate Region list:

East Midlands Kent North East North West West Midlands Yorkshire

 

To apply, please read the Guidance Notes carefully to determine if your organisation and/or project are eligible and if you are confident that you meet our criteria, please complete the link enclosed in the Guidance Notes to our Eligibility Survey.