The CDFA exists to create a thriving community finance industry, which brings social and financial benefits to neighbourhoods across the UK. Our members lend money to people, businesses and social enterprises who struggle to get finance from high street banks. Read more about CDFA

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Fund manager sought for an £11.5 million fund, targeting financially viable social sector organisations in the North East of England.

Tender process launched for North East Social Investment Fund One

Fund manager sought for an £11.5 million fund, targeting financially viable social sector organisations in the North East of England.
The Social Economy Alliance has launched a campaign, calling on supporters to show local politicians how they can strengthen the social economy in their area.

Campaigners urged to tell local politicians to support the ‘social economy’

The Social Economy Alliance has launched a campaign, calling on supporters to show local politicians how they can strengthen the social economy in their area.
Welcome news on SITR, but more needed to support SMEs

Budget 2014

Welcome news on SITR, but more needed to support SMEs
Champions of locally-based finance for microenterprises rewarded at 12th February Awards Ceremony

Top microenterprises rewarded with £65,000 in national award scheme

Champions of locally-based finance for microenterprises rewarded at 12th February Awards Ceremony

Youth social enterprise festival

Access to ethical finance event brings over 200 from across UK to Bristol

Leaders of specialist finance providers will debate the future of locally-based lending this week

Champions of locally-based finance shortlisted in national award scheme

What we’re doing
We are seeking a Project Manager and Membership & Services Manager to join the team

The CDFA is recruiting

We are seeking a Project Manager and Membership & Services Manager to join the team
The Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards will promote the great work of CDFIs and microentrepreneurs

Celebrating excellence in community finance

The Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards will promote the great work of CDFIs and microentrepreneurs
The CDFA provides networking, advocacy, funding and expertise for members. Find out more about the benefits of joining.

Supporting our members

The CDFA provides networking, advocacy, funding and expertise for members. Find out more about the benefits of joining.
The CDFA is working with its members, supporting people to turn business ideas into successful businesses.

Start-Up loans for entrepreneurs

The CDFA is working with its members, supporting people to turn business ideas into successful businesses.
Resources
Our flagship publication throwing a spotlight on the activities and impacts of CDFIs

Inside Community Finance

Our flagship publication throwing a spotlight on the activities and impacts of CDFIs

A new vision for community finance

Unmet demand for finance amongst individuals and organisations that do not qualify for traditional bank funding has reached more than £6billion, according to this latest research.

Mind the Finance Gap – Evidencing demand for community finance

Unmet demand for finance amongst individuals and organisations that do not qualify for traditional bank funding has reached more than £6billion, according to this latest research.