Here you can find out more about community development. You can also explore research and reports that CFO and other organisations have undertaken to support community development projects and strategies.
The aim of community development is to support communities of place and identity to improve the quality of life; and to help communities and public agencies to work together to improve services and the way in which decisions are made. There are different ways of getting there – CFO supports the principles of Asset-Based Community Development. We think stronger, more sustainable communities are built using the skills and gifts that people already have – such as skills, knowledge, resources, experience or just enthusiasm- rather than what is thought to be missing.