ABCD stands for Asset Based Community Development and Paul Macey (ABCD Project Worker) and Steve Phaure (CEO, CVA) brought this alive with practical examples. New community-led activities are springing up, CVA’s reputation with the local council and health sector is enhanced, and its success provides CVA with the means to secure additional resources. To date, 149 local people have been recruited to speak with others in their community, to find out what interests them, and to make connections and help them set up new activities.
Over 150 new community-led projects have been initiated. Some of these go onto secure funding, others are able to operate completely with the time and resources donated by local people and organisations.