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
People received our support
Local mining charities provided with support and guidance
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
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