CDF is the leading national organisation in community development and engagement.
We are passionate about empowering communities where local people are at the centre of change.
We have unique expertise in working alongside local communities to strengthen local voices, improve people’s lives and create better places to live. Our purpose is to bring together resources, insight and people so that communities can thrive.
• Work with partners to develop and deliver community engagement programmes which mobilise communities and get them talking
• Apply our expertise in getting resources and support to where it is most needed through grant programmes and networks
• Act as an honest broker between different sectors and interests in communities and use the insights of this work to understand communities and encourage further action
• Carry out research to generate evidence to influence practice, policy and legislation to bring about positive change in people’s lives
For further information about our work visit the CDF website.
Only 25% of people “trust” Parliament, but 50% trust the overall democratic process. So how can we bridge the divide?
The Oxford Road Fun Day in Reading received funding through Community First. We visited the project to show how important these small amounts of funding are to local communities.
Just Act, a new national website that helps community groups across the country get support, funding and advice launches today
Just Act provides and signposts practical information, resources and support for all types of community project.
Having been a public body up until 2011, CDF re-emerged as a charity and social enterprise and continues to be the leading national organisation in community development.
When it comes to caring about the local community, nobody knows better than the people who live there.