The work of the Federation for Community Development Learning (FCDL) was underpinned by the Community Development National Occupational Standards and informed by theories relevant to Community Development.
In any project we did, we reflected these standards, even though we are depending on external funding to sustain ourselves and our work.
We delivered some of the projects directly ourselves, but often we supported our members, associates and allies to be the delivery partners, as they had the reach, to community groups and organisations who benefited from the work.
The direct work with community groups and organisations was crucial for us, as it helped inform us about relevant needs, and what we could best do to support and take any learning forward. We did this in colloaboration with partners and project participants, to ensure that this learning was shared to a wide range of actors, on local, regional and national level. The direct result was that we had a vast amount of knowledge that we fed into policy, our own strategies and informed the development of training resources and tools relevant to the field of Community Development practitioners.