Funding news - 05/01/2018

Grants Available to Tackle Key Challenges in Coalfield Communities

Not-for-profit groups and organisations working in the most deprived coalfield communities in the North East, North West, the Midlands, Yorkshire and Kent are invited to apply for grants from the Coalfields Community Investment Progamme.

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme provides a £500,000 fund created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that remain in coalfield communities across England. Funding is available for projects that are delivered in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and that 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.

Projects should be based in an eligible coalfield community or be able to show clear and immediate benefits for an eligible coalfield community that has high levels of deprivation. A list of eligible wards in the North East, North West, East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire and Kent can be found on the Trust's website.

Within these locations, a variety of charitable organisations can apply for grants of up to £10,000 are available. Applicants should note that the funding cannot be used for projects with capital costs only, and no more than £2,000 can be requested for capital costs in total.

Applicants must complete the Eligibility Survey before they can complete a full application form, and the deadline for this survey is seven days before the application deadline. Applications are accepted in four rounds over the year.

The first 2018 round will open 15 January 2018. The Eligibility Survey will close 2 March 2018.

For more information visit the Coalfields Community Investment Programme's website.

Source: Coalfields Community Investment Programme, 05/01/2018