Who We Are

About us

Improving Lives

About us

We are CISWO. The Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation. We’re a UK-wide charity providing free support to former coal miners and their families.

Since 1995, we’ve been working to improve lives and reduce disadvantage in coal mining communities. Our services make a real difference to people’s lives. Our focus is on providing for former mineworkers and their families most in need through our personal welfare service, helping people with practical and emotional support, benefits advice, advice about coping with ill-health and immobility and providing access to financial support.

We also work to secure the future of recreational facilities in former coal mining communities and work with local mining charities to ensure their services continue.

Our Work In Numbers

What we achieved in 2022

5429

People received our support

230

Local mining charities provided with support and guidance

£3.0m

Worth of additional income for beneficiaries

£ 254 k+

In grants given away to individuals

£ 166 k

In funds invested in other charities

We've Been Busy

Latest news

Workshops for Miners' Welfares

  CISWO has been engaging with miners' welfare trustees through a series of workshops aimed ...

Miners' Welfare Newsletter 6

The sixth edition of our Miners' Welfare Newsletter is now available to read. In this ...

Education Grant Support

Applications are now open for the CISWO Education Grant to help support former mineworkers and ...

Support for Markham Miner’s Welfare

  CISWO recently embarked on a project aiming to transform the facilities and services ...

Get In Touch

How can we help you?

01709 728 115

mail@ciswo.org.uk

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