Relationship with UK Government

As a UK public body, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is classified as an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body and sponsored by the the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). WFD is not an integral part of any Government Department. We carry out our work at arm’s length from Ministers.

Our relationship with Government is regulated by a Framework Agreement (2020) between WFD and the FCO. The 2020 Framework Agreement replaced the 2013 Framework Agreement, which in turn replaced the earlier 2004 Management Statement and Financial Memorandum.

We are currently implementing a 2017-2022 Strategic Framework which was unveiled at a conference in September 2017.

Board deliberations

Below, you can find the edited minutes of our Board of Governors meetings since 2012. Read more information about the Board and current members.

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012