Crystal Palace Community Development Trust
The Crystal Palace Community Development Trust, launched in March 2004, is a community-
based, not-for-profit enterprise that operates for the benefit of those who live and work in the neighbourhoods and estates that comprise the Crystal Palace area of south London. Like many other geographically-focused charities in the UK, we aim to help empower local people and bring about improvements to their neighbourhood and their quality of life. We are also a member of Locality.
Ten years on the CPCDT has developed a number of different projects including:
• Managing the Anerley Business Centre and Halls in Anerley, Bromley, to provide support for small businesses, as well as activities for people of all ages.
• Opening of the Kingswood Estate Community Shop in Southwark, equipped with computers and internet access for use by the people living on the estate
• Youth activities, including a youth club for children of all ages and art classes for children aged 8 to 15 years with support from the Jack Petchey Foundation
• Activities for the elderly, as well as learning and employment support.