Archive: Community Budgets

Time to reform Whitehall's money levers?

Councils demand '19th century' Whitehall reforms

Council leaders are attacking Whitehall's model of departmental funding as outdated, as they demand greater use of community budgets.

Opinion Former Articles

  • Community Development Foundation undergoes brand refresh

    Having been a public body up until 2011, CDF re-emerged as a charity and social enterprise and continues to be the leading national organisation in community development.

  • Communities know best

    When it comes to caring about the local community, nobody knows better than the people who live there.

  • Oxford Road Fun Day: How small amounts of funding turn ideas into reality

    The Oxford Road Fun Day in Reading received funding through Community First. We visited the project to show how important these small amounts of funding are to local communities.

  • NUT: Cutting family budgets will not improve truancy

    Concerns have been raised that the Welsh Government’s plans to fine parents over their children’s truancy could lead to a breakdown of community–school relationships and create new and damaging problems for the most vulnerable families in Wales. NUT Cymru, the largest union for teachers in Wales, says that the decision to follow a Westminster Government approach will not tackle the core issues of absenteeism; more worryingly, in the long term it threatens to create a host of new problems in our communities.

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