Together we can make a real difference!

The Urban Development Foundation (UDF) is a leading regional charity that works in close partnership with communities mainly around the West Midlands with the aim of strengthening community infrastructures. Since being founded in 2004 and registered with the Charity Commission (1105249), we have helped hundreds of service users but work has only just begun, with your help we aim to support many more by building a brighter future for those in need.

At the heart of all of UDF’s work is our determination to identify and address issues that impact Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) socially excluded groups living in Birmingham, West Midlands. We work with all age groups and genders from diverse communities. Our organisation is mainly involved with casework based on those considered to be isolated, vulnerable, hard to reach and high risk. 

Recently we are working in partnership with Mansura Foundation (MF) to share good practice and assisting them to Network and reach disadvantage community in East Birmingham. This collaboration has begun since Covid-19 lockdown helping each other with volunteers and language support.

UDF programme attended by Lord Mayor

We have gained recognition from local authorities, voluntary community, and grassroots organisations.  Services we focus on include development of services, systems, structures, policies, and procedures for local grassroots organisations. To multiply our impact, we are involved with the organisational development of small and emerging voluntary organisations and community groups – including those representing new arrivals communities residing in the area. We also provide a Capacity Building Programme relating to BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) grass roots organisations. 

UDF was visited by Cllr Mick Brown for the Gravelly Hill Ward on Tuesday 4th August 2020
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