We are the voice for providers of fair and affordable finance.
We represent and support a strong national network of CDFIs. They lend to people, businesses and social enterprises across the UK, supporting local jobs, families and economies.



What We're Doing

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Supporting our members

The CDFA provides networking, advocacy, funding and expertise for members. Find out more about the benefits of joining.


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Reporting on social value

This new tool enables our members to comprehensively, consistently and clearly report on the values of their social impacts and outcomes

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Inside Community Finance

Our flagship publication with expert analysis of the activities and impacts of alternative community lenders

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A new vision for community finance

Access to fair and affordable finance remains a barrier to many. This is a drag on our economy – entrepreneurs are being held back and there is a dearth of community reinvestment.