We work to ensure that the views of voluntary and community groups and active citizens are heard on the key decision-making partnerships.

CNet is Bradford district’s empowerment network.

We support and develop networks of groups and people and act as a bridge between communities and service providers. Through network development, forum support, training, capacity building and community development work we enable people to get involved and to influence how services are developed and run in their area.


CNet offers support and training for individuals who want to become active citizens and get involved in public decision-making.


CNet supports groups by providing small grants to help them fund an idea or projects which will benefit the community. We also link groups to forums to encourage them to share information and good practice.

Forums and networks

CNet helps to develop and support voluntary and community sector networks and forums, we coordinate Bradford Assembly and the related forums. These provide a two-way link between the Bradford District partnerships and the voluntary and community sector, enabling the sector to engage directly on key issues.

CNet also supports other networks and distributes a wide range of information for networks and forums to share with their members.

For more information about the Bradford Assembly and forums visit the Bradford Assembly website.


CNet works with partners across the district in all three sectors to help plan and improve the delivery of services at both neighbourhood and district level.

How CNet operates

CNet is a membership organisation with approximately 300 members. It is managed by a Board of Trustees made up of three individuals elected from each of the membership categories, plus three co-opted trustees.