ft'work is a not-for-profit company with a strong ambition – to create thriving communities and to ensure that clear social principles underpin all new development.



ft’work collaborates in fostering successful communities by

  • generating and exchanging fresh ideas through shared expertise
  • supporting and evaluating locally grown projects
  • helping to roll out the best ideas elsewhere


ft’work campaigns for social principles to be adopted as a fundamental component of good design and development by

  • communicating the key elements of successful communities identified in research
  • creating an alliance of like-minded professionals and organisations
  • provoking debate and policy change


what is ft’work doing now?

View some featured case studies

Hackney New School

Helping a Hackney school to create an innovative Wellbeing Centre, to provide counselling and support to children and families in its community



Knights Youth Centre

Learning from the success of a South London youth club who have run street, school and community-based programmes for four generations of young people


explore further

What makes communities thrive or fail? There is a wealth of research and detailed evidence

taking action

ft'work initiates ideas and activities and collaborates in finding ways to stimulate a sense of community