Community Led Action and Savings Support (CLASS) is a small registered charity which provides professional support to savings groups affiliated to the Community Savers network.

CLASS is led by, for and with women leaders of the Community Savers network through a combination of joint governance processes.

CLASS is committed to supporting, developing and facilitating women-led community and coproduction processes focused on poverty reduction. We work hard to promote women’s leadership and recognition of community expertise in all that we do.

We support savings groups to network together and with other groups locally, nationally, and internationally, through community exchanges and dialogues, to share ideas and strategies for reducing urban poverty and inequality. We respond to the expressed interests and needs of the groups and their networks and attempt to develop professional and technical partnerships where these can support communities to realise their goals, including with academics and university departments. We continue to learn from the experiences and practices of Shack/Slum Dweller International affiliates across the world and their long histories of women-led community federation partnership with professional support agencies.

CLASS Strategic Plan 2021-2023

Read or download our current strategic plan.

Policies and procedures

Please contact us using the email address below if you would like a copy of any of our policies and procedures including Complaints; Safeguarding; Health and Safety for COVID-19; and Data Protection.


Registered charity number: 1188480

Our other partners include:

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