ABCD Projects 2015-16

For over five years Croydon Voluntary Action has been at the forefront of pioneering Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) in the borough. ABCD projects enable local people to connect, identify priorities and then engage. They invite commissioning processes to engage with people at the neighbourhood level where they live their lives.

CVA is leading on ABCD in Thornton Heath, Broad Green, Selhurst, New Addington and Fieldway and is aspiring to roll out this approach across Croydon. 

  • 1,750 + 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.


  • 208 + new community-led projects have been run and / or completed - some of which have secured funding and others are able to operate completely with the time and resources donated by local people and organisations.


Infographic showing CVA ABCD projects - 1750 people directly engaged



 West Croydon Photo

Big Local - Broad Green


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 Cornerstone House photo

Croydon Family Power - Thornton Heath, Selhurst & Broadgreen


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 Thornton Heath Healthy Living Centre Photo

Community Connectors Social Recovery - Selhurst & Broadgreen


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 Thornton Heath Arts Centre

I Love Thornton Heath


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