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Enterprising Communities Programme

Posted by Peter

This is a scheme run by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust to support community organisations/social enterprises to become more enterprising and sustainable. It can provide practical support for groups in several ways, including:

  • one to onesupport from the Social Investment Manager  including up to 2 days of free consultancy to assist with development needs such as advice on funding/finance, project development and financial modelling
  • where a specific development need has been identified organisations may be invited to apply for the Development Fund which will assist with the costs of producing or providing for example: business plans; legal advice or building development

To access the programme your organisation must be serving people in an eligible coalfield ward. There is a list of eligible wards here. The scheme is open to legally constituted/registered, not for personal profit organisation/social enterprise or an organisation/social enterprise that is actively seeking to become registered/incorporated.

Organisations in eligible South Yorkshire wards can contact Steve Abson to discus the scheme:

Telephone: 01226 272818

Email: .


The scheme runs in all English coalfield areas – details here: