Coalfields Regeneration Trust Reopens to Applications in Parts of England

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is currently accepting applications from not-for-profit groups and organisations working to regenerate coalfield communities in England for health projects.

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.

Earlier in the year, the Trust moved to a theme based round. The Autumn 2016 round for which applications are currently being accepted focuses on Health.

The Autumn funding round will support projects that increase participation in activities and services that improve the health and wellbeing of people in former coalfield communities.  This may include sports projects focusing on the stated underrepresented groups (eg, impairment groups, disabled people, women and girls, victims of abuse, carers, homeless people), healthy eating initiatives, mental health support and projects focusing on promoting social interaction and engagement.

There is £125,000 available for this funding round. Grants of up to £10,000 (with a maximum of £2,000 on capital items) are available for projects that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and that will make a positive difference.

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 (health, skills, and employment).

The deadline for applications is 16 September 2016.

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