The Coalfields Regeneration Trust

23rd September 2019

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the 5.5 million people living in Britain’s former mining communities. Many of these communities still require support due to the huge impact the closure of the mines had upon them.

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) 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 voluntary and community projects that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities.

Grants are available up to £10,000 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 & wellbeing: Supporting projects that increase participation in activities/services that improve the health and wellbeing of people in former coalfield communities.

Last year 22% of bids were successful.


Please read all the information and the guidance notes carefully before deciding whether to complete the Eligibility Survey.

The Eligibility Survey closes at 5pm on 29th November 2019.

The deadline for applications is 13th December 2019 at 5pm.

Full details, including a list of eligible wards is available here.

For general enquiries, please contact the England team on: Tel: 01226 272811 or Email