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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 2018 to 31st March 2019 at four decision making Committees which will take place quarterly (£125,000 allocated to each Committee). 

The Committee schedule is as follows:

April 2018 Committee – this round opens on 15th January 2018; the Eligibility Survey closes on 2nd March 2018; the application deadline for this committee was 9th March 2018.

July 2018 Committeethe Eligibility Survey reopens on 9th April 2018; the Eligibility Survey closes on 8th June 2018; the application deadline for this committee is 15th June 2018.

October 2018 Committee the Eligibility Survey reopens on 25th June 2018; the Eligibility Survey closes on 7th September 2018; the application deadline for this committee is 14th September 2018.

January 2019 Committee the Eligibility Survey reopens on 24th September 2018; the Eligibility Survey closes on 7th December 2018; the application deadline for this committee is 14th December 2018.

 Applications can be for awards up to £10,000 (with a maximum of £2,000 on capital items).  To find out if your project will benefit one of our eligible coalfield areas,  click on the appropriate region below:

East Midlands North East North West West Midlands Yorkshire

Outcome guidance can be found via the link below:

Social Value Outcome Guidance

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.

For information on how to apply to the Coalfields Community Investment Programme and eligibility criteria,  please contact the team on 01226 272811.

If your project is based in our Kent coalfield we have established a new grant programme working in partnership with The Aylesham and District Community Workshop Trust. The Kent Coalfields Community Fund will be open for applications in April 2018 for projects in Aylesham, Bettshanger, Elvington, Mill Hill and Snowdown. Grants of up to £5,000 are available and a contribution of 25% of the total project cost is required by applicants.

For information on how to apply to the Kent Coalfields Community Fund, eligibility criteria and an application form please contact Lisa Pope (Assistant Manager) on 01304 842826.