Surface Coal Mines

The Banks Mining surface coal mine community funds have been established to provide financial assistance to community groups, voluntary organisations and the local community in the area of Banks surface coal mines.  The geographical boundaries for fund eligibility will normally be restricted to the wards in which the site is located and to the official route adopted for transportation of goods to and from the site.

To find your nearest Banks Mining site please click here.

For information about the the Banks Mining Brenkley Lane surface coal mine community fund, please click here.

For information about the Banks Mining Rusha surface coal mine community fund, please click here.

Before applying for a grant
Applicants MUST contact James Eaglesham, Fund Manager at the CDCF, before applying for a grant. Tel 0191 378 6342 or email james@bankscommunityfund.org.uk

APPLY HERE: Grant applications have to be made on line via the County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF) website.

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