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Coalfields Community Investment Programme (Scotland)

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme supports activities delivered by community and voluntary organisations working in Scotland’s coalfield communities.  Investments can be capital and/or revenue awards for charitable groups, not for profit organisations or social enterprises working to support regeneration activity in their areas.

The Programme is a small 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 eligible Coalfield Communities that will make a positive contribution to 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 activities that improve the health and wellbeing of all age groups.

Priority consideration will be given to projects that complement the delivery activities of CRT, such as the Coalfields Community Futures Programme and the Coalfields Enterprise Programme.

Investments will only be considered for projects that can demonstrate they will be:

Soon: Any award must be spent within one year of being received.

Seen: Projects must deliver a tangible benefit to the community.

Successful: Projects must be able to demonstrate they fit one or more of the CRT funding themes.

Awards will be offered through the Coalfields Small Grants   programme. It offers £500 to £5,000 (average award will be in the region of £3,000) for eligible organisations operating in eligible coalfield areas.

Who Can Apply?

Applications are welcomed from new or existing groups that are based or can evidence significant benefit to eligible coalfields communities.  Priority will be given to new groups.

When can I apply?

The deadlines for applications to the 2016/17 Community Investment Programme are:

  • 25 May 2016
  • 17 August 2016
  • 23 Novemb34 2016

How do I apply?

In the first instance call the Alloa Office on 01259 272127 and one of our Development Team will take you through the process.


For more information contact david.wright@coalfields-regen.org.uk