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Meet the community projects providing ‘tailor-made’ support

Community groups are experts about their areas; trusted by locals and committed to the individuals they serve. Put simply, community groups make life better because they are bespoke to the communities who need them. In light of the findings of our ‘Tailor-made’...

What to expect from CDF in 2015

Community First – a time to reflect As many of our supporters will know, the Community First programme will come to an end in March 2015. Since the programme began in 2011, we have awarded over 15,000 grants worth £23.8m to community projects across England. These...

Building healthy communities in an age of austerity

This article looks at the key factors in building a healthy community which includes the ability to access fair finance; for power to reside locally in determining community problems; and for communities to be able to resolve these issues. These factors have become...

Places of the Future, 2009

Reflections on the meaning of ‘place’. How people perceive their locality and how they feel about where they live can deeply affect their lives. To my mind, a sense of ‘place’ and belonging to a community is based on common issues and needs. Above race and...