As well as the flagship publication Inside Community Finance (formerly Inside Out), which provides the only data on CDFI lending in the UK, CDFA has also produced briefs and advocacy documents promoting the UK Community Finance sector.
You can download our publications below:
Inside Community Finance
Our annual flagship publication, setting out the activity, achievements, challenges and impacts of community development finance institutions across the UK. It is based on a survey of our members, and provides a rich and fascinating picture of the industry.
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 research report. This compares to the estimated £0.7billion of finance provided by community finance organisations in 2012
The CDFA’s new vision for community finance.
How community finance can offer a solution to local economic development by providing access to credit by more businesses, social enterprises and families across the UK
March 2010 Evaluation of Community Development Finance Institutions (GHK, BIS, Cabinet Office of the Third Sector)
Read the full government led evaluation of CDFIs in the UK. DOWNLOAD
Community Investment Tax Relief:
Find out more about the Tax Relief scheme tailored for CDFIs. Under the scheme investors can receive 5% per annum of their tax returns for investing in accredited CDFIs.
-Guide to investing in a CDFI
-For CDFIs: Understanding and using CITR