Community Development Trust Fund – CDTF was established in 1996 to develop an integrated approach in ﬁghting poverty in Kenya. Since then, hundreds of projects addressing social, economic, biodiversity and environment priorities have been ﬁnanced through the Fund.
This has been achieved by addressing the relevant, selected interventions through programmes, thus allowing the fund to focus on different thematic areas separately.
The Community Development Programme (CDP) was the ﬁrst programme and is, therefore, the longest implemented. The first and second phase were implemented between February 1998 and June 2001 and July 2001 and December 2006. The third phase was a three-and-a-half year intervention implemented between 2007 and 2010. Each phase is autonomous, With its own portfolio of project interventions.
The other programmes are the Community Environmental Facility (CEF) fund and the Environmental Programme Support (EPS). The CEF is a four-year programme which run from 2006 to 2010, while the EPS ran for a similar period between 2007 and 2010. The Fund also successfully implemented the Emergency Drought Programme (EDP) and the Biodiversity Conservation Programme (BCP).
CDTF has supported projects in all districts and by August 2008 had 819 micro-development projects spread all over Kenya.