Until recently Chippenham-based charity, DEVELOP, was at risk following a cut in its statutory funding. Whilst the organisation has been successful in raising some funding, the future sustainability of DEVELOP as an independent organisation was still in doubt.
Following talks with Community First and the outcome of its recent Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), the decision has been made to transfer a selection of key DEVELOP services to Community First as part of its community development offering. The transfer will take place in early July 2016.
Once the team and services have transferred, DEVELOP will remain open as a registered charity in a limited capacity to fulfil contractual agreements, before being dissolved once these agreements are completed.