As we have reported, the Community Development Foundation (CDF) in England has decided on a planned closure with the aim of applying its remaining funds to advocate for and influence investment in community development. It has now decided to transfer £500,000 to Local Trust to undertake this work.
Smaller funds and responsibilities are to go to:
- Crowdfunder UK to support maintenance and development of the Just Act website.
- Business in the Community to develop the Love your Community Quality Mark
- Responsible Finance to support the Community Investment Coalition (CIC)
Local Trust and other organisations will also lead a ‘legacy project’ to review the past experience and help identify possible futures for community development. The social welfare portal at the British Library has been hosting CDF’s digital and print archive since 2013 and CDF’s website will now be transferred to their digital web archive.