Groups can share £500k coalfields funding

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Groups are being invited to apply for a share of a funding jackpot.

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, the only body dedicated to supporting former mining communities, is inviting organisations from Northumberland that encourage and support people into work to apply for a share of £500,000 through the Coalfields Community Investment Programme.

The latest round of applications is open to organisations that work with individuals to enhance employability prospects and help them secure a job or apprenticeship within the local area. Up to £10,000 per application is on offer.

Head of operations Andy Lock said: “With 14 per cent of adults in the coalfields out of work and on benefits, and only 50 jobs for every 100 adults of working age, it is essential that we show our support for organisations that are tackling these issues head on.”

The deadline for applications is Friday, June 10. For details, visit www.coalfields-regen.org.uk/what-we-do/social-investment/coalfields-community-investment