CFO is delighted to launch a new community-led stewardship support service, created with our colleagues at Wild Oxfordshire, Collaborative Housing, Future Nature, London Development Trust, Place 54 Architects, and Edge Urban Design.
Communities have many assets. These include green and open space, woodlands, community buildings, housing, and many others. Some will already be place and some will come via new development. Long term stewardship means not only managing these assets but creatively harnessing them to build community, resilience, and meet needs.
We have created a dedicated community-led stewardship website, where you can find out more our stewardship vision, meet the Team, and explore case studies.
Tom McCulloch, co-CEO of CFO says: ‘there are major challenges facing our communities, including how to make sure new housing development best works for the local community and supporting place-based social, ecological and climate action. Community-led stewardship offers hyper-local responses to these challenges, working with, supporting, and releasing the skills, experiences and energy of citizens and inspiring creative, aspirational projects that reflect what local people want and need.‘
CFO believes that many involved in development genuinely want to create places which help people to live healthy and fulfilling lives and which will thrive long into the future. Bringing all stakeholders together at the earliest opportunity to discuss stewardship opportunities will help meet that collective vision. Our new service is designed to do just that.