• CEDA community illustration

    “Encouraging local innovation, through community enterprise”

    For enquiries or support, call us direct on 01206 870 418 or scroll on…

  • CEDA community illustration

    “Local people creating employability and business innovation”

    For enquiries or support, call us direct on 01206 870 418 or scroll on…

  • CEDA community illustration

    “Helping people with employability and entrepreneurial aspirations”

    For enquiries or support, call us direct on 01206 870 418 or scroll on…

Community Economic Development Alliance CIC

CEDA is an inspiring and growing community organisation run by local people from the Colchester area. Our purpose is to support local people by providing a range of enterprise, employment and community initiatives that:

“CEDA is proud to be a Community Interest Company… all profits are re-invested into our Key Activities.”

The organisation is a cooperative community Alliance designed to help improve the lives of local people by working with them to come up with their own solutions to the issues that most affect them.

How to get involved

Key Activities

Encouraging community integration and personal development

Community Active is an exciting and challenging programme of activities designed to encourage personal development, increase confidence and provide opportunities for participants to make choices in order to achieve their ambitions.

The programme encourages greater community integration by supporting people’s individual development through voluntary participation and involvement in the community.

Developing and supporting local Initiatives

The KickStart programme focuses on developing and supporting local community initiatives. It provides flexible support to help local people set up new community groups and activities, and helps existing groups extend their role in the community.

Our aim is to support new ideas that make a positive difference in the community and to meet the support needs of more vulnerable members of our community.

Promoting Local Economic Development through Community Enterprise

The WISE Scheme is a community enterprise development platform designed to help people engage in local economic development.

It takes time to create an effective platform from which to incubate community enterprise. It is a unique blend of entrepreneurial skill being deployed to maximise social impact within the community.

Where altruism is the goal and sustainable enterprise the means, the challenge is to create a realistic working operation that will contribute to the wellbeing of the community.

Community enterprise currently in operation include:

EzeMove logo


Moving made easy – reliable and professional domestic and commercial removals.

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ReUzit logo


Domestic and business clearances, plus bulk waste collection service.

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Creative Mind logo


Your local community Arts & Crafts workshops.

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GroundForce logo


Garden maintenance and landscaping at your service.

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TaskForce logo


Friendly handyman service – maintenance, installation and minor construction work.

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How to get involved

Local people from all backgrounds are welcome to join us. If you are interested in the following:

  • Gaining useful workplace skills
  • Helping others
  • Offering your knowledge and expertise to grow our enterprising community
  • Working in a positive friendly environment with local people
  • Joining the “Friends of CEDA” and receiving our newsletter “Connexions"

Just contact us below for more information:

Get in touch

Our partners

Get In Touch - Email: connexions@cedacentre.org.uk / Telephone: +44 01206 870 418

Or send us a message using the form below.

Email CEDA


Open Monday to Friday 9.30am-5pm