Community groups can apply for help

Northumberland Gazette latest
Northumberland Gazette latest

Community groups in Northumberland could benefit from a share of £500,000, thanks to the Coalfields Community Investment Programme, delivered by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.

The programme will give community groups that are based in coalfield areas the chance to apply for up to £10,000 to support projects that will have a direct and lasting benefit on the employment, skills or health of local people.

Encouraging applications, the Coalfields Regeneration Trust has simplified the two-stage submission process.

In the first instance, a single form will be used to provide detail about the group and what it hopes to achieve with the funds requested before an application is completed.

Andy Lock, head of operations (England) for the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, said: “The process to apply for up to £10,000 has never been simpler.

“All community groups in coalfields within Northumberland have to do is explain how they would use the funds to benefit the employment, skills or health of those living within the local area.

“We want to make a difference to the coalfields, but we know that we need the help of residents and in particular community groups to do this. We are really looking forward to hearing about the projects that we could support in Northumberland.”

For more information about the Coalfields Community Investment Programme, click here.

Since 1999, the Trust has invested more than £250million in the English coalfields.

For details about the Coalfields Regeneration Trust and its commitment to making a lasting and positive impact, click here.