Wayne David MP
Wayne David MP

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has highlighted the availability of a £200 grant for former coal miners from CISWO, the coal mining charity.

The purpose of this new initiative is to provide former miners with support towards combatting the huge hike in the energy price cap which came into effect at the end of April.

To be eligible, former miners must have worked in the coal mining industry for ten+ years or have worked in the industry as their most recent job. The grant is also open to partners or widows of former miners, although only one grant per household is permitted.

Wayne David said “Many former miners may suffer from health issues, poor mobility and low incomes, and may find themselves disproportionately impacted by rising costs. Without enough support from the UK Government, who are still siphoning off money from retired miners from the controversial Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme, charities like CISWO are stepping up to support some of those in the greatest need”.

To find out more about this grant you’ll need to contact your local CISWO office. In Wales, their phone number is 01443 485233 and their email address is Wales@ciswo.org.uk.

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