Area Trust Funds

There are three Regional Trusts which are capable of offering financial assistance, on a prioritised basis out of available resources, which are independently administered by Trustees, with the aid of the Offices of the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation, registered charity no. 1015581 (CISWO) (the Organisation) in furtherance of the Trusts’ respective objectives. Please follow the links below for information on these Trusts and the assistance which they are able to provide their respective beneficiaries.

 

 

South Wales Miners’ Welfare Trust Fund Scheme

This particular Trust Fund (registered charity no. 507439) applies it’s incoming resources in accordance with the Trust Deed dated 20 March 1978, for such charitable purposes within the objects of the Organisation in any County, any part of which is for the time being, comprised of the South Wales Coalfield. The application of Trust monies may be to any individual, charitable institution or organisation with mining links.

 

The Trust Fund has two recognised Trustees, with equal representation amongst mining industry employers and employees. The current Trustees are Mr Wayne Thomas, Area Secretary of the NUM South Wales Area and Mr Tyrone O’Sullivan OBE, Chairman of Tower Colliery Ltd. There are intentions to increase the Trustee Body to four, to include Mr Kevin Thomas Williams, a collier at Aberpergwm Colliery and current NUM South Wales Area Chairman and Mr Glyndwr John Roberts, Personnel Manager, Tower Colliery Ltd. All four individuals have many years experience in the Mining Industry and play prominent roles within their respective communities, recognising the after effects that the demise of the Industry has had on the countless communities which were born as a result of the Mining Industry.

 

The Trustees hold duly constituted meetings quarterly. Any requests for assistance may be directed in writing to the Secretary to the Trustees, Mr Andrew J Morse, Regional Manager, CISWO, Unit 5 Maritime Offices, Woodland Terrace, Maesycoed, Pontypridd, CF37 1DZ

Hafod Miners’ Welfare Womens Convalescent Home and Girls Camp

40 acres of land with all buildings therein were gifted to the Divisional Welfare Committee of the South Western Division of the National Coal Board, by Miss MS Davies of Gregynog, Llandinam, with the land being conveyed to the inaugural trustees, Messrs Herbert Llewellyn Jones, Gomer Evans, William Paynter and William Meredith Arthur. The inaugural trustees represented, equally, employers and employees in the Industry.

The land gifted was for the purpose of providing convalescence for women, and holidays for girls and young women, in particular, dependents of coal workers in the South Western Division of the NCB.
On 24 July 1978, the freehold land was subsequently sold to the Trustees of the South Wales Christian Outreach Trust for an amount of £33,500.

Since that date, the Trust has become a grant maker, and applies its annual income deriving from the sale proceeds, for the benefit of female dependents in accordance with the charity’s Trust Deed dated 14 March 1952 (registered charity no.218434), in which the objects are broadly stated as improving the social well being, recreation and conditions of living of female dependents of mineworkers or retired mineworkers.

Of the current trustees, those representing employers in the Industry are Mr Tyrone O’Sullivan OBE and Mr Glyndwr John Roberts, whilst those representing employees in the Industry are Mr Wayne Thomas and Mr Kevin Thomas Williams.

The Trustees hold duly constituted meetings quarterly. Any requests for assistance may be directed in writing to the Secretary to the Trustees, Mr Andrew J Morse, Regional Manager, CISWO, Unit 5 Maritime Offices, Woodland Terrace, Maesycoed, Pontypridd, CF37 1DZ.

David Davies Memorial Trusts

In or about the year 1894, a fund called the David Davies Memorial Scholarship Fund was raised in commemoration of the late David Davies of Llandinam, for the purpose of funding a scholarship intended primarily for persons engaged in manual labour or other occupations in or about the collieries belonging to the Ocean Coal Company Limited and their children.

By a Deed of Appointment dated 14 August 1968, the joint secretaries of the South Western Welfare Committee of CISWO were appointed as trustees in place of the retiring trustees, who had requested to be relieved of their duties.

On 11 September 1970, new trusts were declared (registered charity no. 307363) whereby the Trustees would hold the Trust Fund upon Trust and apply the income from investment by making grants to qualified persons, to enable such persons to pursue educational courses (whether whole or part time) or other approved studies which they could not afford to pursue without such grants.

The Trust Fund has two recognised Trustees, with equal representation amongst mining industry employers and employees. The current Trustees are Mr Wayne Thomas, Area Secretary of the NUM South Wales Area and Mr Tyrone O’Sullivan OBE, Chairman of Tower Colliery Ltd. There are intentions to increase the Trustee Body to four, to include Mr Kevin Thomas Williams, a collier at Aberpergwm Colliery and current NUM South Wales Area Chairman and Mr Glyndwr John Roberts, Personnel Manager, Tower Colliery Ltd.

The Trustees hold duly constituted meetings quarterly. Any requests for assistance in relation to trusts and grants may be directed in writing to the Secretary to the Trustees, Mr Andrew J Morse, Regional Manager, CISWO, Unit 5 Maritime Offices, Woodland Terrace, Maesycoed, Pontypridd, CF37 1DZ