The Community Economic Development programme will assist 50 communities to develop their own economic action plan. The package of support includes a dedicated adviser, six days of specialist support, and grant funding of up to £5,000. Full information on the CED support package can be found here:
Any organisation in England can apply to be part of the CED programme, including community groups, local businesses and parish councils. For information email: CED@uk.coop
The Community Economic Development Programme is being delivered by a partnership that is led by Co-operatives UK, and includes New Economics Foundation, Locality, Community Development Foundation, and the Community Development Finance Association.