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Miners' Welfares

Miners' Welfares – Recreational Charities

There are around 250 recreational charities still operating as independent miners’ welfare and an additional 425 where a municipal authority acts as the Trustee.

These recreational facilities were established with support from the Miners' Welfare Commission and CISWO. Now in some communities they are the only remaining social and recreational facility.

CISWO inherited certain legal responsibilities relating to these recreational charities and we continue to meet those and to provide advice and guidance to local Trustees.

Many Miners' Welfares can be found on the internet and our regional offices can give you information about those still active in their area.