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 www.cdfa.org.uk
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 has carried out assessments of many of the UK's CDFIs with the Community Development Finance Association and is now involved in other community finance assessments. He is the only person in the UK to hold an MA in Social Banking and Social Finance.
For more information, call Stuart on 0791 611 4669 or 020 3632 6862
Alternative Choices Ltd. 34b York Way, London N1 9AB, UK