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Trust Funds

Miners' Welfare Trust Funds

Miners' Welfare Trust Funds are independent charities that operate in various coalfields across the country. They have local Trustees who are generally connected to the mining industry through past employment. The Trustees manage and apply those funds to support former miners, miners’ families and mining charities.

CISWO provides the majority of the Trust Funds with administrative and secretarial support and act as the point of contact for them.

Trusts have different policies about the way they fulfil their charitable objects and while some focus on individual need others are more supportive of the recreational charities in their community.

For further information about any Trust Fund please contact the relevant regional office or the address shown.

The following Trust Funds are still operational


Scottish Coal Industry Special Welfare Fund, Charity number. SCO10200

Contact: [email protected]

Contact address: SCISWF, 2nd floor, 50 Hopetoun Street Bathgate, West Lothian, EH48 4EU

Tel: 01506 635550 and website www.sciswf.org.uk

North East and Cumbria

North East Area Miners' Social Welfare Trust Fund.- Charity number :- 504178.

Cumbria Miners Welfare Trust Fund. Charity number- 506515.

For both Contact: [email protected]

Contact Address: CISWO, 6 Bewick Road, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 4DP

Tel: 0191 4777242


The Yorkshire Miners’ Welfare Trust fund - Charity number 516535.

Contact: [email protected]

Contact address: CISWO, The Yorkshire Coalfield Resource Centre, Halfpenny Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4AY.

Tel: 01977 703384

East Midlands

Nottinghamshire Miners’ Welfare Trust Fund – Charity number - 1001272

North Derbyshire Miners’ Welfare Trust Fund – Charity number - 514389

Contact: [email protected]

Contact Address: CISWO, Berry Hill Ln, Mansfield NG18 4JR

Tel: 01623 625767

Leicestershire Coal Industry Welfare Trust Fund - Charity Number – 1006985

Contact address: Secretary Mr Peter Smith, National Union of Mineworkers, Unit 12, Springboard Centre, Mantle Lane, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 4DR.

Contact: [email protected]

Tel: 01530 832085


The Western Region Miners' Welfare Trust Fund Charity number 701501

The Warwickshire Miners' Welfare Trust Fund- Charity number -519724

For both Contact: [email protected]

Contact address: CISWO, 142 Queens Road, Penkhull, Stoke on Trent, ST4 7LH

Tel: 01782 744996

South Wales

The South Wales Miners’ Welfare Trust Fund Scheme, Charity number 507439.

Contact: [email protected]

Contact address: CISWO, Woodland Terrace, Maesycoed, Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan, CF37 1DZ

Visit www.minerswelfare.org for more information.


The Somerset District Miners' Welfare Trust Charity number: 254736

Contact address: Mr Michael Morris, Westward, The Orchard, Pensford, Bristol, BS39 4BG

Contact: [email protected]