About the London Academy

The London Academy promotes the exchange of learning and practice in community and economic development. The London Academy helps professionals and practitioners working in these fields to learn from each other’s work. We work internationally, helping to exchange ideas and experience between regions, countries and continents.

The London Academy offers a range of services to help community and economic development professionals develop their knowledge and skills. These services include our programme of London-based learning events; two day themed events which combine expert speakers and discussion sessions with site visits to successful initiatives.


We run a series of pilot or experimental projects which test out new approaches in community and economic development. Our current projects are exploring new ways of supporting community-led economic development in disadvantaged areas in London.


If you work in community development, economic development, or in any related field such as employment support, youth work, working with migrants and refugees, skills training or enterprise support, join the London Academy in exchanging learning and practice amongst professionals and practitioners across the world.