Home of the European office of the IFS
The International Federation of Settlements and Neighbourhood Centers is a global network that connects settlements and community organisations around the world. Its mission is to help build an inclusive global community by empowering, inspiring and connecting people who are working locally for social justice.
In July 2017, Locality became the new home of European office of the IFS, formed to further enhance connectivity, communication and exchange amongst European members.
In April 2021 we published ‘The power of community across Europe‘. This research explores the community response to the Coronavirus pandemic across Europe.
Our sister organisations, DTA Scotland, DTA Wales and DT Northern Ireland are growing the development trust movement in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Scotland hosts one of the fastest growing networks of development trusts and community enterprises across the UK. Our Scottish members are serving diverse communities from the Scottish borders to the highlands and islands.
There are over 200 members in Scotland including; Mull and Iona Community Trust, Fintry Renewable Energy Enterprise and Ekopia Resource Exchange Ltd.
Our network in Wales include a wide range of innovative community enterprises, they include the Arts Factory; Galeri Caernarfon and Vision 21.
DT Northern Ireland
Development Trusts Northern Ireland was set up in 2010 to help grow the movement in Ireland. There are already 14 members including Fermanagh Trust, Inner City Trust in Derry and Resurgam in Lisburn. Now partnering the Department for Social Development to pilot Community Asset Transfer DTNI continues to grow.