The Coal Mining Charity

Enabling former coal miners and mining communities to reduce disadvantage.

Improving Lives

Helping you

We’re here to improve the lives of former coal miners and their families. We understand the struggles faced by those in former coal mining communities. We help you overcome some of the barriers you come up against and support you to lead a better quality life.

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Thriving Communities

Supporting 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 for coal mining charities to help them thrive.

How Can We Help

Our Work In Numbers

What we achieved in 2020


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Latest news


CISWO has launched a new £200 grant to support vulnerable former coal miners with the rise in ...

Miners Welfare Newsletter

CISWO supports other mining charities with a wide range of issues such as governance, ...

Seeking new CISWO Trustees

CISWO is currently seeking to recruit Trustees to join the Board at an exciting time in our development.   As a Trustee you will be a ‘critical friend’ to the Chief Executive and Senior Leadership Team and along with the other members of the Board ensure that the organisation continues to provide the support and care to its beneficiaries whilst also developing to reach its future aims. We are looking for dynamic, engaged individuals who will provide leadership and experience, as well as challenge. We are interested in hearing from future Trustees with any skillset but particularly experience at a senior level in the health and / or social care sector, a professional legal background, or property and land management. You will ideally operate at a strategic level and have the time to commit to the role along with the ability to converse at all levels internally and externally. You will need to be able to commit to attending a minimum of four board meetings a year and sub committees as required. Trustees positions are unremunerated but reasonable travel expenses are provided. The charity strives for equality of opportunity in all its activities, it therefore welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.  For more information please contact our recruitment partner who is helping us with this process:   ...

CISWO Personal Welfare Service

Our Personal Welfare staff are pleased to be out and about in local communities again and ...

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