Involve has a vision of a democracy where people are at the heart of decision-making.

We need to make important choices as a society. But democracy isn’t working as it should. Decision-makers are struggling to get things done. People are frustrated the system isn’t working for them. Everyone is feeling divided, distrustful and powerless.

If things don’t change, people’s lives will get worse and democracy itself will be under threat.

We’re demonstrating how things can be different. We support people and decision-makers to work together to solve our biggest challenges. We want people to have power over the decisions that affect their lives so that democracy works for everyone.

We believe no question is too contentious or complex for people to get to grips with and make a meaningful contribution. In fact, involving the public is often the best – and only – way to overcome political stalemate and solve the most controversial and challenging topics. 

Everything we do is driven by our values:

  • Collaboration– because change comes when broad coalitions of people work towards a common vision.
  • Equality– because everyone in society has an equal right to be listened to and participate in decisions that affect their lives. No one should be held back by societal divisions or prejudice.
  • Purpose– because participation must have an impact. We reject tokenistic or ineffectual engagement.

Find out more about Involve and what we do.