The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has concluded the review of its grants programme and is once again accepting applications from not-for-profit groups and organisations working to regenerate coalfield communities in England.
The key changes are the introduction of three core themes and application deadlines. Each funding round is focused on a specific theme. The Trust no longer accepts applications for capital projects only.
The Coalfields Community Investment Programme aims to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that remain in the coalfield communities of England. The priority target areas include parts of the Midlands, Kent, the North East, the North West and Yorkshire.
Grants of up to £10,000 (with a maximum of £5,000 on capital items) are available for 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 activities that improve the health and wellbeing of all age groups.
There will be four funding rounds taking place from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, with £125,000 for each round.
Each funding round will focus on a specific theme, and applications will only be accepted that address the particular theme for that round.
The current schedule is as follows:
- Spring round with applications considered in April 2016 – Skills.
- Summer round with applications considered in July 2016 – Employment.
- Autumn round with applications considered in October 2016 – Health.
- Winter round with applications considered in January 2017 – Skills.
Registered charities, Companies Limited by Guarantee, Community Benefit Societies, Community Interest Companies, Charitable Incorporated Organisations and Community Amateur Sports Clubs can apply for a grant as long as their unrestricted income is below £250,000, they have a governing document, a bank account in the organisation’s name, and a management committee with at least three people, and their project is in a priority target area.
Please note that the Coalfields Regeneration Trust no longer accepts applications for capital projects only and any capital funding requested should be used to support the direct delivery of a project that contributes to one of the three core themes.
To find out more click here; http://www.coalfields-regen.org.uk/what-we-do/social-investment/coalfields-community-investment/
Source: Coalfields Regeneration Trust via Funding Central