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Member benefits

The CDFA is the only trade association for CDFIs in the UK. We have unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the community development finance sector – and we give our members unparalleled support. Together, with our members, we make the whole sector stronger.

As the trade association for the CDFI sector, we are completely focussed on providing support and services to our members.

Becoming a member of the CDFA offers the following benefits:

  • Access to funding via CDFA’s role as intermediary in delivery of new funding opportunities, please note this is subject to eligibility and application, for example Associate Members would generally be unable to apply until they attain full member status
  • Representation within CDFA’s advocacy to government and other stakeholders
  • Up-to-date sector news and intelligence via a fortnightly newsletter and email announcements
  • Profiling on Finding Finance website
  • Involvement in an annual survey of CDFIs, data from which is collated to build a valuable stakeholder engagement publication, “Inside Community Finance”
  • Participation in performance measurement initiatives, enabling members to share best practice, benchmark their operation and impact against peers, and contribute towards developing self-regulation for the sector
  • Access to member networking opportunities, through our annual conference and other events that are scheduled throughout the year
  • Use of resource materials including policies, procedures and a financial modeling tool
  • Profiling in CDFA press activities
  • Free listing on CDFA job vacancies webpage


If you are interested in becoming a Member or Supporter of CDFA, please contact our Membership Team, by emailing or calling 020 7430 0222.