A Short History of the Trust for Developing Communities
The Trust for Developing Communities was set up to offer, in the wider South East Region, the sort of community development projects existing in the Hangleton & Knoll area of Hove. The Hangleton & Knoll Project was frequently being requested to help other neighbourhoods, in Brighton & Hove and wider afield, to employ new community development workers and support new communities. The Project decided to concentrate only in Hangleton & Knoll but to help create a new organisation to help others. This became the Trust for Developing Communities and the Director of the H&K Project became employed as the Chief Executive of the Trust, although this took a few years to achieve.
Demand for its services means that the Trust for Developing Communities is now responsible for work in 13 neighbourhoods and communities across the city of Brighton & Hove.
For a more detailed history see The TDC Business Plan 2009 - 2013, which also has more detailed plans and actions for the future.
From 2009 - 2010 the Trust has had part-time community development workers working in the most deprived areas of Brighton & Hove - Portslade, the Portland Road & Clarendon area of Hove, Hollingbury, Hollingdean, Queen's Park & Craven Vale, Coldean, Moulsecoomb, Bevendean and Woodingdean and ‘outsourced' work in Hangleton & Knoll, Brunswick & Regency, Whitehawk and the Bristol Estate. It has also been undertaking city-wide work, encouraging networking across all the city's neighbourhoods and helping to decide the strategic direction of neighbourhoods work.
From 2009 - 2010, in addition to the community development workers, the Trust has employed a Chief Executive, Deputy Chief Executive, four Projects Managers, a full time Administrator and a freelance Administrator (most of whose work relates to the Trust's finances), community development trainers and occasional specialist consultants.