Background and Strategy

The Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation (CISWO) is a UK wide charity, registered charity Number 1015581 and SCO39529. Established as a charity in 1995, the organisation provides a range of welfare services for former employees of the mining industry and their dependent families, together with recreational facilities located in former mining communities. The organisation also supports and retains fiduciary responsibilities for a number of the independent miners’ welfare charities that function on a local and regional level.

Strategic Direction
CISWO is committed to providing support for former mineworkers and their dependents both now, and into the future. To meet this commitment, the organisation has a 5 years strategic plan for 2017 – 2022 with the following 4 objectives;

1. Our services will make a real difference, and be of high quality, focusing on those individuals and families most in need
2. We will support other mining charities to deliver services where there is evidenced need
3. We will secure the provision of recreational facilities where these are still needed and utilised by former coal mining communities
4. We will secure the ongoing financial viability of the organisation to meet current and future needs

How we deliver against these objectives on a yearly basis will be outlined in our Annual Report.

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