Launched in 2004, the Crystal Palace Community Development Trust is a community-based charity that operates for the benefit of those who live and work in the wards 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.
Anerley Town Hall is our centre of operations, alongside the Kingswood Community Shop. We host a business centre and a variety of clubs for young and old community members. We also assist the local community by supporting projects and hosting support events within the Hall.
CPCDT has developed a number of different community projects, including but not limited to:
- 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.
Crystal Palace Ward
Upper Norwood Ward
Gipsy Hill Ward