Community development seeks to empower individuals and groups of people by providing them with the skills they need to effect change in their own communities. Community development also includes: Rural and Urban Development. NPOs involved in community development aims at supporting community-led initiatives by:

• building relationships, 
• enhancing capacity 
• facilitating access to funds
• Recognising and building upon the possibilities in rural communities
• Discovering and unlocking with communities their full potential
• Supporting individuals, families and communities to nurture body, mind and soul
• Building with communities the momentum for the change they seek in their lives