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Greenwich Co-Operative Development Agency (GCDA)

GCDA was established as an enterprise agency in 1982. The aim was to support the establishment of community owned, democratically managed co-operatives to create employment, local economic opportunities and protect or provide local services.

For 30 years GCDA has delivered free programmes of support to the diverse communities of Greenwich and neighbouring boroughs. Over the years GCDA’s work has mainly been focused on development and support for co-operative models of enterprise and self- help to meet the needs of local communities.

GCDA has successfully developed a wide range of activities to help promote local action. These activities include community outreach and community needs assessments, providing governance and business planning support, developing beneficiaries skills, developing networks and strategic partnerships and providing representation for local people through work with individuals, voluntary and community groups.

GCDA have been central to the development of unique social enterprises through community work, training and support. 

We aim to:

  • To develop enterprises, which meet economic and social needs and are co-operatively managed. 
  • To deliver training programmes and courses, which build the knowledge and skills of the community and partners we work with across the areas core to our aims; enterprise, health and the environment.
  • To create community hubs – based on cafes, farms, allotments, market places and training centres
  • To promote healthy lifestyles to the whole population and particularly those experiencing health inequalities, so their physical and mental well-being is improved.

Please see our website for further information

Who to contact

0208 269 4880

Where to go

Greenwich Co Op Development Agency, Unit 6, Greenwich Centre Business Park, 53
Norman Road
SE10 9QF
Last updated on 25/02/2019
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