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Member networks

Member networks are coordinated to provide members with opportunity to meet, discuss, share information, strategies and challenges.

These meetings allow members and the CDFA a forum to better understand opportunities and issues and, to collectively implement best practice and successful initiatives in their respective areas. The meetings are also an opportunity to network with peers, explore potential for joined up working both with the CDFA and fellow members, and find out about current CDFA activities.

In 2015 we plan to host 3 ‘network meetings’ for frontline staff and 2 ‘member days’ for Chief Executives.

– The first 2015 network meeting took place on 4th March 2015 in London, the day before our annual conference

– The first 2015 member day meeting will take place on 19th May 2015 in Manchester, please see details below

We look forward to seeing you soon.


Member day
Our next ‘Member Day’ event is taking place on Tuesday 19th May in Manchester.
We will be joined at the event by PwC, who have been commissioned by the British Business Bank to research CDFI sustainability. This research was announced by Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, on a visit to our member Fredericks Foundation in February 2015.  The research is anticipated to lead to greater long-term investment in the sector and there will be opportunity for direct one to one sessions with PwC where you can share your experiences and views of leading a CDFI. The findings from the report are due to be published in June.

The member day event will also be an opportunity for you to hear from and meet Seb Elsworth, the new CEO of Access – The Foundation for Social Investment.

Lunch will be provided, the full agenda has been sent to registered attendees:

    • Date: Tuesday 19th May 2015
    • Time: 10:30am (for 11:00am start) – 4:00pm
      Location: PwC, Barbirolli Square, 101 Lower Mosley St, Manchester M2 3PW

The full agenda can be downloaded here.

We’re aiming the event at CEO level and places are allocated at one per member. RSVP to membership@cdfa.org.uk or 0207 014 4966 with any special dietary requirements to secure your place, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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