Alison Seabrooke, from the Community Development Foundation, and Kate Housden, Improving Local Partnerships Manager at NAVCA, discuss engaging people in local decision making. They discuss the Take Part programme, addressing the democratic deficit and links between participative democracy and formal democratic roles. They also talk about the all party commitment to engaging local people in decision making and ensuring that it is embedded after the election and not just political rhetoric.
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In this podcast Lesley Chambers, Head of Programmes at Community Development Foundation, talks to Barney Mynott (NAVCA's Policy Communications Manager) about Grassroots Grants. Lesley reveals figures showing how the Endowment Building Fund is progressing. She tells us that 68% of donors to endowment funds are new. Lesley also explains the recent review and why this should solve the problem of a lack of flexibility of transferring allowances between areas.