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ASSET BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

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ASSET BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Leeds City Council is working with 

local and community led organisations to embed the innovative ABCD model. 

In 2018 a pilot scheme was funded by the Leeds City Council to work across 11 localities across the city in sites called 'Pathfinders'. Each Pathfinder site has a strong base in a local community in Leeds and has employed a Community Builder to discover and connect activated citizens to their gifts and assets in their local community.

Community led initiatives and ideas are then provided with“small sparks” of funding and given the tools to uncover a community led 'asset maps'. 

Alongside this work Leeds City Council are working with Touchstone to provide learning opportunities for organisations and practitioners across the city to learn about the benefits of adopting strength based approaches in their work.