"Changing the face of coalfields communities."

Coalfields Capacity Building (Scotland)


‘More Than Just a Funder’




CRT recognises that grants alone are not a solution for coalfield communities – we are a key player facilitating the development of community capacity.


We encourage and support small voluntary and community groups to expand their scope, build new partnerships, and tackle more ambitious projects within their communities.


Development Support


CRT, in Scotland has limited resources and work will be prioritised to help organisations operating in Coalfield Communities that have difficulty in fundraising, such as:


  • Smaller Community Groups and Social Enterprises
  • With no paid workers
  • Who are isolated
  • Who are not working with existing networks, forums or other intermediaries and partner agencies


We will not:


  • Write funding applications, but we will offer advice and help
  • Offer free support to statutory organisations, although these organisations can contact us for information on commissioning our services
  • Help individuals or non-charitable organisations


Our Offer


The Development Team will:


  • Provide one to one capacity building support in relation to funding
  • Assist in preparation of development/action plans
  • Help establish funding requirements and develop sustainable funding strategies
  • Involve specialised trainers and community organisations to develop and co-ordinate a programme of training workshops and seminars
  • Increase awareness and encourage use of mainstream support agencies