Community, Education & Development Foundation Limited otherwise known as CEDF is an independent not-for-profit organisation (a charity and company limited by guarantee) which provides community – based projects and services.
The core values of CEDF were embedded in the minds of the founder trustees over 10 years ago – giving back to the community. The trustees contacted local businesses they knew of and it became apparent there were many people wanting to put something back into their local community but due to time restrictions, personal and work commitments they were unable to do so. However these business people were happy to donate a portion of their profits to worthwhile projects. The trustees decided to set up a charity which was registered in 2002 and CEDF received generous donations from companies.
The core activity for CEDF is teaching Panjabi to the next generation of young people. CEDF Panjabi School provides high-quality Panjabi lessons to children and young people from beginners to GCSE & Advanced Level.
OBJECTIVES AND AIMS
The principal objects of Community, Education & Development Foundation Limited, as set out in the Memorandum of Association, are:
(1) "The support or promotion of any charitable purposes to include in particular but not exclusively
the benefit of the inhabitants of the West Midlands in the United Kingdom and the Punjabi region in
India ("the Areas of Benefit") without distinction of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual
orientation, nationality, ethnic or national origins, race, colour, marital status, disability, political or
religious beliefs; by associating the local statutory authorities, voluntary organisations, community
groups and inhabitants in a common effort to advance education, the preservation of good health and
relief of poverty, distress or sickness, to provide facilities for education, recreation and leisure time
occupation and to promote such other charitable purposes as may from time to time be determined
with the object of improving the conditions of life for the inhabitants of the Areas of Benefit; and"
(2) "to establish, or secure the establishment of a Community Learning Centre ("the Centre") and to
maintain and manage the same (whether alone or in co-operation with any local authority or other
person or body) in furtherance of these objects.