Community Development Finance Consultancy


Alternative Choices offers consultancy to community development financial institutions (CDFIs) - social enterprises which provide loans to people or organisations where banks are reluctant to help. For more information on community development finance, see

Stuart Field has been involved in community development finance since 1992, initially at what is now the UK branch of Triodos Bank, and then by helping develop the loan fund of Radical Routes. In 1999 he went to the Netherlands to develop a similar loan fund there, and on his return in 2004 worked for a local Voluntary Service Council advising charities, and then at a local CDFI where he assessed loans and helped manage the financial side of the business. He now carries out “Change Matters” assessments of CDFIs with the Community Development Finance Association.

For more information, call Stuart on 0791 611 4669


Alternative Choices Ltd. 35 Bridge Street, Slaithwaite, HD7 5JN