About us

About us

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.

Our current grant programmes include Community First, Supporting Neighbourhood Planning and Our Place.


• 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.