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Street (UK): Learning from Community Finance

12 April 2005
  • Finance Fund
  • Social Change
  • Community Finance
  • Financial Exclusion
  • Social Investment

In recent years community leaders, charities, business people and politicians have championed the development of 'community development finance' as a way of getting finance to people and organisations that struggle to gain access to mainstream financial services. This helps build assets and develop businesses, particularly in disadvantaged areas where community finance is often targeted. This briefing follows an evaluation of Street (UK), carried out by the New Economics Foundation and funded by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. A copy of the full evaluation is also available below.