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The PB Charter sets out seven key features of what a fair and high-quality PB process should be, accompanied by guiding statements which describe what those features should look like in practice.
We attended the Ferguslie Park PB event and saw how local people are quietly using their talents to make a real difference.
Paul Nelis went along to the Dalmellington PB voting event to see what transparency looks like in practice.
Following on from a successful pilot event in Speyside, Moray YP Decide has been on a mammoth task to carry out 7 PB events
Maryhill Housing Association and YOMO took the bold step to enable young people to lead the PB process for Ruchill and Maryhill.
Building on a previous successful event, this was an opportunity for Barrhead to have a direct say in how £48,000 should be best invested in the community.
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We're absolutely thrilled to be welcoming Josh Lerner, author, Co-Executive Director of the Participatory Budgeting Project and director of the new Global PB Hub.
Pollok Access Fund’s ambition to make Pollok more accessible for young disabled people and the wider community.
A new report looks at how PB is being used in Ireland and explores the learning from across the world.
Groups can now submit applications for the Ward 6 Community Choices participatory budgeting process.
Gorbals Ideas Fund have used the PB Charter for Scotland to evaluate their participatory budgeting processes.
Young disabled people who live in Greater Pollok are acting together to make Pollok more accessible for all.
Individuals, clubs, groups and parent councils from across North Ayrshire are invited to bid for up to £1000 per Locality to help make a difference for young people in their community.
What is PB?
Participatory budgeting (PB) is a way for people to have a direct say in how local money is spent.
Where is PB happening?
PB is used across the world, and now in Scotland where community groups and local authorities are using PB to give power to local people.
How can I get involved?
What's PB Scotland?
We cover the PB activity that's happening across Scotland.
Report on real PB events
Publish the latest news
Explore new ideas
Run events and conferences
We always want to hear about local PB activity and can help promote your work.
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The PB Scotland Network is free and open to anyone who is interested in participatory budgeting.
Network members are invited to contribute their ideas, learning and enthusiasm to advancing PB in Scotland.