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How can we support communities to take control?

Here at CDF, we’re passionate about giving communities across the country the opportunity to shape where they live. This is why 1. Community organisations need funding and support The obvious one: community groups provide fantastically good value for money in terms of...

Trust in democracy: the solutions are local

Our latest research Trust in Democracy: how community groups bridge the gap between people and politics, demonstrates how the community sector can improve grassroots engagement with politics. The report identifies some concerning issues about how trust in national...

How can we rebuild trust in democracy?

The recent general election saw the highest turnout since 1997, yet one in three people still chose not to vote. On Monday 1 June, we published research that found that only 25% of people trust Parliament, yet 50% trust the overall democratic process. Interestingly,...