Explore Reports and Research

CFO often undertakes research to support our work and projects. You can find out more about this work here, plus highlights from the community development work of other organisations.

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Best Practice in Placemaking

By cfo-admin | 17 Mar' 21

In 2015, Cherwell District Council commissioned CFO to research a community development approach which could help ‘create self-sustaining socially active communities, where residents participate in […]

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CFO Placemaking Charter

By cfo-admin |

Placemaking is about creating thriving, healthy and socially active communities, designed and led by the unique characteristics of people and place. It takes a grassroots […]

Oxfordshire Rural Services Report 2020 is here! feature

Oxfordshire Rural Services Report 2020 is here!

By cfo-admin | 25 Aug' 20

Oxfordshire is a rural county. It is the second least densely populated county in the South East. Despite this, our knowledge of rural life and […]

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Woodstock Community and Infrastructure Delivery Plan

By cfo-admin | 18 Oct' 19

In February 2019, Woodstock Town Council and Blenheim Estate appointed Community First Oxfordshire (CFO) to consult the community about the current and future needs of […]