Surface Mines

The Banks Mining surface 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 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.

Please click the following link to find your nearest Banks Mining site.

Please click the following link for information about the Banks Mining Bradley Surface Coal Mine Community Fund.

Before applying for a grant
Applicants MUST contact The Banks Community Fund, fund manager at the CDCF, before applying for a grant. Tel 0191 378 6342 or email

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

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