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Communities know best

A video about the work of the Community Development Foundation.

When it comes to caring about the local community, who knows better than the people who live there?

They're the ones who see the broken playgrounds, the isolated-older-people and the lack of things for young people to do.

Here at the Community Development Foundation, our background means that people living in communities trust us.

We work with communities and our clients:
• to give out funding
• and to run community engagement projects.

We carry out research to find out what works and what doesn’t so we can tell people about it.

By working independently and with our clients and partners, we provide the tools for communities to help themselves.

We know that people living in communities can come up with their own solutions and that in their hands, a small amount of money can go a long way.

That’s why we give them funding for their own projects – instead of funding things we think they might want.

By taking the time to communicate with people that others may not be able to reach, we understand the way communities work.

And we recognise when our clients are getting it right too by awarding them our Love your Community quality mark.

We have worked hard to achieve all this over nearly half a century, so let’s continue putting it to good use to help our communities.

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