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The blog is the place to come for stories, advice and insight for your community project.


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How can crowdfunding work for your community project?

May 26, 2015

In this blog you can find out how you can get funding for your community project using crowdfunding. It was written by Jess Ratty, Brand Communications Manager at Crowdfunder.
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Cadence Cafe CIC's community room

Featured project: Cadence Cafe CIC

May 19, 2015

Cadence Café CIC is a family-run community organisation and social enterprise in Tyldelsey, near Wigan. We met Cadence’s Youth Director, Kerry-Anne Bradford.
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Science buskers at Assemble Fest

A community delivering performance where you least expect it

May 5, 2015

In this blog post you can find out about Assemble Fest in Hull, a community theatre festival taking in place in shops and local businesses in Hull’s Newland Avenue.
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Hull 2020 Champions

Guest blog: Helping the community to help themselves

April 15, 2015

This guest blog was sent to us by Chris Jacobsen, the Communications Manager at Hull 2020 Champions. Hull 2020 helps residents turn ideas for their community into a reality. Using their ‘Community Kick-starter’ programme the project help locals identify what they need …
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Insights from Live Q&A: help and support from My Community

April 2, 2015

Gemma is Network Officer at CDF. In this blog she recounts the highlights from yesterday’s Q&A session. We spoke with representatives from Co-Operatives UK, LGA, Locality, NALC and NAVCA about the exciting new My Community Network and support.
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Discover the My Community Network

March 27, 2015

CDF’s Communications Manager, Charlotte Stuffins, shares what you can expect from the My Community Network which launches next Wednesday, 1 April here on Just Act. This blog was originally published on – view the original post here.  What is …
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Submit 2 Success

Submit 2 Success: alternatives to a traditional youth club

March 10, 2015

Ralph Presgrave is project coordinator for Submit 2 Success. In this guest blog Ralph writes about how he left his role as a youth worker to devote his time to this community project that uses sport to reduce anti-social behaviour …
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Tamika Abaka-Wood

Guest blog: Street Dance and the Community

January 26, 2015

This guest blog comes from Tamika Abaka-Wood from Barking & Dagenham Youth Dance (BDYD). Tamika began dancing with the group as a teenager, and 11 years later still works with the organisation as a dance teacher.
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Ben Rigby

Guest blog: Sporting Communities

January 14, 2015

Ben Rigby is Director at Sporting Communities CIC, an organisation set up in 2012 that works with communities to help them run sport, recreation and play activities. In this guest blog, Ben tells us about the organisation’s journey and the …
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Even more top tips for setting up and running a community organisation

January 7, 2015

In a recent blog, we shared some top tips on setting up a community organisation from Sarah Bishton, from the Advice Team at Community Matters. Here, you can read the second instalment with even more advice. Sarah took part in …
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