Greenwich CDA

Project Category: Co-OperativeProject Tags: Education, Energy, Gardens and Sharing Economy

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    <P>Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency (GCDA) provides intensive support to communities that become active in solving their own difficulties. Controlled by a voluntary management committee representative of local organisations and social enterprises, we employ 11 staff with many years of expertise in their individual fields.</P> <P>Our services are free to beneficiaries within our areas of programme delivery. For areas outside of our programme please visit the consultancy, commissioning and training page.</P> <H3>Origins</H3> <P>Established in 1982 as a local social enterprise to support employment initiatives for the unemployed and disadvantaged, the Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency consolidated training and support for co-operatives and local organisations.</P> <P>The agency became a specialist social enterprise support organisation for national and regional models of enterprise, with funding and investment from:</P> <UL> <LI>LDA European Social Fund (ESF)</LI> <LI>European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)</LI> <LI>European Commission’s EQUAL initiative (EQUAL)</LI> <LI>Greenwich Council</LI> <LI>Greenwich Teaching Primary Care trust</LI> <LI>The National Lottery</LI> <LI>Single Regeneration Budget (SRB)</LI> <LI>London Development Agency (LDA)</LI> <LI>Individual Trusts</LI></UL> <P>For more information see our links page.</P> <H3>Communities</H3> <P>An outstanding example of our community involvement has been a network of 15 food co-operatives Greenwich Community Food Co-op, established throughout the Borough, offering access to affordable fresh food and a range of information services on health and lifestyle that are delivered in close partnership with Greenwich Primary Care Trust (GPCT), Greenwich Council and third sector organisations including Age Concern and Volunteer Centre Greenwich. </P> <P><BR></P>

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    Unit 6, Greenwich Centre Business Park, 53 Norman Road, Greenwich