The Trust for Developing Communities - supporting community activity

Terry Adams at Brighton Many Cultures Event Apriol 2016

'We are TDC (the Trust for Developing Communities) - a charity working in Brighton & Hove and beyond. Our experienced staff work alongside volunteers to deliver developmental youth work,  community development work, research and training across our neighbourhood bases and through citywide activities, projects and programmes.
TDC is committed to achieving equality for everyone.

We INVOLVE people of all ages in establishing their community priorities. This can range from improving public services to running their own services, facilities and events; like community clubs and festivals, pop up cafés, hubs, shops and centres.

We INSPIRE local people and groups to learn from one another and from expert organisations across the city and beyond. Building trust and encouraging positive risk taking. For example: Moulsecoomb's Sunflower Group in partnership with Amaze for families of children with special needs; and our support for citywide networks around community buildings and early years provision.

We INNOVATE through creative projects and groups; leading to strong inclusive communities. Please look through our site to see examples of the great work communities across the city are doing. Including youth groups such as Bevendean Activities Group, Black and Minority Ethnic groups like The Banyan Tree as well as food banks and advice surgeries.

We offer expert advice and guidance in matters such as governance structures, financial management & fundraising and, through our model of community based engagement and training, we are able to mentor and develop these skills within the communities we work.’