Take Part Pathfinder

Welcome to the Take Part directory

Take Part helps people gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to become empowered, enabling them to make an active contribution to their communities and influence public policies and services. The Take Part directory is an online resource providing information on Take Part learning.

The directory seeks to act as a central source of information signposting, organisations, materials and cases using Take Part methodologies, as well as being a space on which to draw awareness to current activities, events and community leadership opportunities.


The directory aims to support organisations across the community, voluntary and statutory sectors in the delivery of Take Part activities.  So if you are a local authority needing to publicise governance opportunities, or a community group setting up a new community leadership programme, then this site could help you.

This site has been created as part of the national Take Part Programme, which is managed by the Community Development Foundation (CDF) and funded by Communities and Local Government (CLG).

The information contained in the directory can be downloaded as a hard copy document, or can be used online as an interactive tool to search for specific resources in more depth.


Go to these pages to learn more:

  • Take Part – find out about the Take Part approach to learning, and how the Take Part Programme is using this distinctive approach to support communities.
  • Empowerment – get information on what community empowerment is, and how it can help develop communities and improve local decision-making.
  • Directory – access a wide variety of resources, organisations and case studies, which can be searched and filtered to find the specific information you need. Please note that the directory focuses primarily on materials supporting Take Part methods, not empowerment in general.
  • How to Use – find instructions for using the directory.
  • Give feedback – suggest a resource to be added to the directory, or take a few moments to give some general feedback on the site.

The directory has been compiled and developed by ekosgen, The Institute of Community Cohesion (ICoCo) and IT West.