Research and Insight

Research and Insight

CDF has a wealth of experience of working with voluntary and community organisations, and the private and public sectors to gather evidence of the impact of their work in local communities. Our strength lies in our understanding of communities and community groups and their growing importance to policymakers.

The CDF research team specialises in assessing the impact of community groups and volunteers. Our recent research reports have explored community engagement in the Big Local programme and how community groups are tackling crime through the Community Action Against Crime: Innovation Fund.