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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.
The Scottish Government has published its Community Choices 2017/18 report, detailing the last year of participatory budgeting activity from across Scotland.
Read the latest
23rd October 2019 in Edinburgh - join us to explore how participatory budgeting is taking hold across the globe and here in Scotland.
Ethelo has received a $300,000 Social Innovation Fund grant from the McConnell Family Foundation to advance eDemocracy.
Bids are being invited for a share of £70,000 that is being made available for Youth Work Projects across Angus.
Join us to explore a key feature of the charter at our latest learning event.
The PB Charter is a set of seven key features showing what a fair and high quality PB process should look like.
The World Bank has published research showing that municipalities in Brazil that give citizens the opportunity to voice their preferences on policies and spending collect significantly more local taxes.
Democracy Beyond Elections is an emerging collaborative campaign to win structural democracy reforms that deepen participatory democracy and civic engagement, beyond and between elections.
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.
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Explore new ideas
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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.