Welcome to the website of the Federation for Community Development Learning (FCDL)
FCDL is the UK wide membership networking organisation that supports community development through advancing and promoting good quality Community Development learning and practice at local, regional and national levels. FCDL works to provide a network to support the development, evaluation and dissemination of good quality Community Development learning, training and qualification opportunities.
Annual General Meeting, 17 May 2013, Birmingham
Looking to the Future: Sustaining Community Development Learning and Practice and Supporting Communities: Book your place now at our forthcoming AGM.
Visit our Events page for new Practice Sharing Workshop dates in May and June. This is part of our Creating Changes training programme, to strengthen the community development skills of workers who support small community groups and networks.
Looking back at FCDL Conference, November 2012, Derbyshire
Celebrating and Reclaiming Community Development Learning and Practice: in an age of ‘austerity for some’ and increasing inequality for all.
Follow up information on our recent conference will be available soon using the link below.
Workforce Strategy Survey
Working With and Within Communities: A Workforce Strategy Connecting Community Development Practice
Take part in our survey in support of a much needed workforce strategy across different settings and contexts around community development practice.
NEW from the National Coalition for Independent Action: Here We Stand
The NCIA Inquiry into local activism and dissent has now reported its findings in this new report. Click on the link below to find out more from NCIA and to download the full report and summary.
The current economic and political situation is affecting many of us in lots of different ways. FCDL has identified different websites, with information that you might find useful.
Voluntary action under threat
The National Coalition for Independent Action (NCIA) has produced a new paper which presents evidence about the dangers of commissioning, localism and ‘big society,’ all part of the government’s privatisation agenda.