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Getting real; one year on from CDF

Getting real Professional impact of closure There’s not much you can write about an organisation that has closed, other than to note that a year has passed quickly. The Community Development Foundation was around for nearly 50 years and, since it ceased trading on 31...

A legacy for community development

The decision was taken in the context of the evolution of community development and of CDF – from 1967 as a non-departmental public body and charity with offices in the nations, to an independent social enterprise in 2011, delivering a number of products and services...

Smoke and Mirrors

Over the past few weeks the charity sector has been drawn into the debate about government proposals to limit potential charity ‘lobbying’ by inserting clauses into grant offer letters. NCVO has recently written a letter to the Prime Minister countersigned by charity...

Update on CDF’s closure announcement

I have been overwhelmed by the number of people who have taken time to write to me and the team at CDF, following the news of our impending closure in March 2016. The flurry of emails from across the UK have come from community groups whose activities we have helped...

How community projects are taking on the debt crisis

The Government’s u-turn decision to cap payday loans this week has been welcomed by many charities and campaigning organisations, not least by our very own Community Investment Coalition (CIC). One of the main reasons CDF is involved in the CIC campaign is because it...

Keeping the ‘social’ in the housing sector; the new responses

Over the year, we’ve enjoyed a growing understanding and relationship with a number of housing associations up and down the country. But just as we were getting to know a bit more about each other July ‘happened’. The government’s announcement of the Right to Buy,...