Who we are
Youth Group at Chichester Community Development Trust

Why community development?

Most people wish to live in a happy, cohesive community. They would wish for a community where you are free to be who you are, a community where you have prospects and hope for the future, and a community which respects all its members and gives everyone fair and equal treatment.

Community development is a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems

Chichester Community Development Trust aims to help support you and your community in its aspirations and hopes by:


  • Creating opportunities for people, young and old, to learn and develop their skills
  • Reaching out to those who may be excluded or disadvantaged
  • Helping you set up community organisations that can tackle your community’s needs and represent its interests
  • Encouraging your community organisation to engage and create discussion with other local agencies that affect local people’s lives.


Chichester Community Development Trust is also a type of community enterprise, an organisation that trades for social purpose with profits reinvested. By acquiring and developing buildings and land, Chichester Community Development Trust safe-guards these important community spaces for future generations and reinvests profits into the community.


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