Welcome to PB Scotland
This site is a hub for sharing and learning about the great work being done by participatory budgeting (PB) initiatives around Scotland.
Participatory budgeting is a way for local people to have a direct say in how public money can be spent. Learn more >>
Are you passionate about high quality citizen empowerment? Want to be at the forefront of democratic innovation? Express your interest in becoming a PB Champion.
Our goal is create a searchable database of information about past, present and future PB activity in Scotland - and you can help.
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News and information around PB
On Saturday 18th March Castlemilk saw participatory budgeting with a twist. They called it ‘community funding’, but rather than being about a community of place this event was about funding for two school communities.
Kirkconnel and Kelloholm PB event this weekend was about more than just money, it gave lots of small groups the opportunity to be heard by their community. The audience showed their appreciation for them by listening carefully in absolute silence.
This event report of the Leith Links event in March 2017 shows how PB helped bring the community together through low fuss table top presentations, community discussions and social voting for £400 - £2,000.
East Ayrshire Tenants and Residents Federation use PB to benefit older and younger residents of Hurlford, Galston and Crookedholm.
Young people in Edinburgh are being asked to vote on projects to deliver youth work across the city. During February 2017, the Council invited groups to apply for up to £10,000 to spend on youth work activity that will benefit young people between 11-25, either locally based or citywide.