Bradford District Assembly

Community Economic Forum 

The Bradford District Community Economic Forum (CEF) provides a channel for the voluntary and community sector to have voice and influence within the strategic decision making partnerships.

CEF is committed to widening access to opportunities in learning, employment and social enterprise. Members have the opportunity to represent the views of the forum at district, sub-regional, regional and national levels and to share good practice and form partnerships and alliances as appropriate. 

Co-Chair: Tony Dylak (Royds Community Association) Email:

Co-Chair: Nasim Qureshi (Inspired Neighbourhoods CIC) Email:

Dates of CEF meetings can be found on the homepage. Meetings will be held at CNet unless otherwise stated. 

If you wish to become a member of this forum please contact

CNet has developed a list of consultants who have experience working with the ‘third sector’, locally.

You can easily identify their skills, specialist knowledge and expertise, previous experience and contact details by clicking over the relevant text boxes, in the matrix of associates (download below).

We recommend you ask for referees before you engage a consultant.

If you would like to be added to the directory please contact for an application form.

Directory of VCS Support Consultants (pdf - 80Kb)

To contribute to the Bradford District submission to the spending review the Council needs a view from the VCS on:

  • The sector’s local strengths and challenges
  • Priority issues facing the VCS and views on how these might be addressed

As well as case studies of great practice, innovation and collaboration that can help them make the case to Government for change and for investment in Bradford District.

CEF hosted a VCS consultation on the spending review on 15 April, with further discussion at a meeting on 13 May. There is still the opportunity to give feedback; please see the attachments below for more information and submission templates.

For more information please contact:

David Walmsley, Assistant Director Office of the Chief Executive, CBMDC          01274 432131

Nigel Smith, Principal Executive Officer, Chief Executive’s Office, CBMDC                 01274 434635

More information (pdf - 52Kb)

Case study template (pdf - 17Kb)

VCS information submission form (pdf - 45Kb)

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