Improving Lives

Supporting Charities

Miners' welfare and recreational charities

We help more than 200 independent mining charities to continue delivering essential recreational and social facilities in local communities. Through providing guidance and governance support we can help them to thrive.

Local miners’ welfare charities are often at the forefront of providing sports and community venues at the centre of your towns and villages. From providing football pitches and bowling to social activities, your charity is integral to your local community.

Our support can help your charity to be sustainable through supporting your trustees, helping you understand your legal and charitable requirements and access funds to help you develop.

We actively support other mining charities to deliver services in local communities. We can help with how to manage your funds and remain sustainable. If you are a trustee of a local mining-related charity and require support, please get in touch with us. 

Official guidance is also available from the Charity Commission and National Council for Voluntary Action (NCVO) websites. 

We regularly collate fundraising opportunities available to coal mining communities. 




CISWO supports other mining charities with a wide range of issues such as governance, compliance, support to access funding, and much more.

For more information click on the images below to read our newsletters specifically for Miners’ Welfare charities.





Our Work In Numbers

What we achieved in 2023


People received our support


Local mining charities provided with support and guidance


Worth of additional income for beneficiaries

£ 168 k+

In grants given away to individuals

£ 98 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 ...

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