Benefits to your community
We are just at the beginning of the project and over the next few months we are looking forward to listening to your ideas about the benefits you would like to see delivered in your community. Here are some of our ideas.

  • Flood alleviation
  • Apprenticeships and support towards training and qualifications
  • New cycle routes and facilities
  • Improved local tourist attractions
  • Improvements to local historic sites
  • Improvements to local infrastructure
  • New facilities and activities for young people

Dewley Hill surface mine could create something special for your area and we believe that you should see the benefits from our projects as soon as we start work. We feel that Dewley Hill surface mine could deliver benefits to your community and leave a positive lasting legacy for years to come and we would love to hear any ideas that you might have, so please get in touch.

Jobs and the economy
Dewley Hill could provide jobs and careers for about 50 people, but also deliver substantial investment for local businesses and the supply chain.

Banks already makes a big contribution to the North East’s economy:

  • Over 300 local staff
  • Over £35m spent annually including
  • £16m spent on the local supply chain
  • £9.5m spent on wages

Banks Community Fund
Community organisations and voluntary groups close to a proposed or operational Banks site are eligible to apply for a grant from the Banks Community Fund. Since the fund was set up we have awarded over £3 million in grants which have benefited over 80,000 people. Examples of grants that could be eligible include play park equipment to provide safe spaces for young children, new furniture for a community centre to make local centres more accessible or even training equipment for a sports club to encourage more people to participate in sport.

Funding is available NOW for community groups, sport clubs and other local organisations in your area so please use contact Jeannie Kielty at to find out how to apply for a grant and to see if your project is eligible.

Get in touch

We welcome your feedback

Whether you wish to tell us that we have done something really well or that we could have done something better we value your feedback.

It helps us to shape the way we operate and to continually improve our performance. It is very much part of our development with care approach.

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