Community Development
Community Development

Support from our Team

Whether your group is well established, just getting going or you have an idea to improve people’s health and wellbeing and want to start a new group, our community development team can support you and your community group or organisation.

At The Bureau we believe in a strength based approach to community development. The approach we use is Asset Based Community Development (ABCD), which instead of looking at the world from the more traditional point of ‘what is lacking in a community’ shifts the focus to what a community has, its strengths to move forward and make a difference.

Our latest Community Development Bulletin are available here:

> October 2020 Bulletin <

Covid 19 Response

We are here and ready to help you through Covid-19 and beyond. Our 2020/21 funding programme has just been relaunched to support communities to respond survive and thrive when they’re ready.
In late 2020 we sent a survey out to all the local Voluntary and Community groups in the Glossopdale area, and we had some great responses from groups telling us what they’re still able to do at the moment, and others that need to get things back up and running.

We’ve been working with groups to provide emergency grants to help support their vital work during the pandemic and as we head into the next phase of the measures, we’re relaunching our Community Wellbeing programme!

There will be grants to support community organisations to deliver services to meet the changing needs of our local communities as the longer term impact of the COVID-19 crisis becomes clearer.

We are also launching an exciting new initiative called Place Based Partnerships, where we will be looking for local groups to work in partnership with us in different places around Glossopdale, so that the community action there is stronger and so we know more about what those communities want and need.

We’ve created these handy how-to guides for the grants and Place Based Partnerships below.

For further guidance to applying for our grants, click here; and if you’re ready to apply , you can find an application form below.

For guidance and to express your interest for the Place Based Partnership, see below.

Voluntary Sector Forum

This brings together voluntary and community groups across Glossopdale together to check-in, share experiences and learn from each other and find out about funding opportunities.

The next Forum will be:

Check back in the New Year
for the first forum of 2021

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Get in touch

To learn more about our Community Development worker or the grants programme please contact Charlotte Winterbottom, Community Development Lead on or 01457 865722.