Grants for projects in coalfields communities

Posted: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:34

Grants for projects in coalfields communities

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme provides grants to community and voluntary groups to tackle key challenges that still affect the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities.

Grants should address one of 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 health and wellbeing.

The maximum grant per project will be £10,000. Funding can be for core and revenue costs.

Applicants are advised to consult the eligible wards list on the website before making an application.

Organisations eligible to apply include:

Registered Charities; Companies Limited by Guarantee; Community Benefit Societies; Community Interest Companies; Charitable Incorporated Organisations; and Unregistered groups with formal rules.

To apply, organisations need to complete an eligibility survey to determine whether the applicant organisation/group meets the criteria to apply for funding from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT). The closing date for completing the eligibility survey is 5pm on the 28th February 2020. The deadline for applications is 13th March 2020 at 5pm.

Projects previously supported include employability training, IT skills workshops, language classes, after-school sports clubs, refugee and asylum seeker support.

Further information here...

Tags: Active Derbyshire, Active Notts, Funding, community, deprivation, economic disadvantage