"The less deprived parts of the country have a much higher prevalence of local voluntary organisations than the more deprived areas" and "in the less deprived areas, there were many more organisations that did not receive any money from central or local government than those that did; in the most deprived areas, this pattern was reversed."
These are some of the finidings of research from the University of Southampton
In the Guardian's live Q&A panelists will examine the barriers to community action in deprived areas. Questions explored will include:
• What the barriers to community action in poor communities are and how they can be overcome
• How local groups in deprived areas can combat reduced government spending
• What support is available for groups attempting to help deprived communities
You can leave your questions in the comments section, or come back to join the discussion live from 1pm to 3pm on Tuesday 27 September.