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See PB voting in action
For most groups running PB processes the final event is what everybody sees, the visible tip of the iceberg, if you like. But the planning, preparation and sheer hard work that goes into PB represents the other nine tenths of the process.
Paul Nelis reflects on the importance of evaluating the impact of PB and presents 7 simple questions that will help PB steering groups and agencies (implementing mainstream PB) to evaluate their process and events.
With equality and empowerment central to participatory budgeting, David Reilly asks: why we would exclude anyone because of their age?
Fiona Garven, SCDC Director, shares her experiences of visiting Arizona to learn about their progress with PB.
Here Paul Nelis reflects on his discussion with Ullapool Community Trust about the voting options available to them as they plan for their participatory budgeting event. It seems like there are as many variations in voting as snowflakes on a winters day.
Community Choices funded events are taking place across the country during 2018. Catch up on everything that's happening.
Barrhead Housing Association hosted its first Community Choices event at The Foundry, Barrhead on Saturday 17th March 2018.
St Madoes and Kinfauns Parish Church and Ayr St Columba Lochside Parish Church recently hosted participatory budgeting events.
SOUTH Carrick Decision Day took place at Girvan Academy on 24th February 2018 in aim to help support local projects organised by young people.
Organisations from across Springburn will be pitching for a share of £4500 on Satursday 7th April 2018.
The deadline for submitting applications is 9am, Friday 11 May 2018.
Last week (27th March) in Holyrood a PB briefing took place to understand how to effectively facilitate PB in services. Presentations now available from key speakers.
The Old Kirk and Muirhouse Parish Church PB event this Friday (30th March 18).
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