About us

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Thriving communities, where people are able to influence and take action on the decisions which affect their lives.

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.

We:

  • 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

We are ISO9001 accredited, a Living Wage Employer and a member of Social Enterprise UK and London Funders