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‘Moving Toward the Mainstream’ looks how we can take PB a step further by using it to decide mainstream budgets - watch our final trailer now, full film out now.
The Scottish Government has announced the latest round of the Community Choices Fund, giving community organisations and community councils an opportunity to run their own participatory budgeting (PB) events.
Over 300 people from across Moray packed the hall to see 36 groups giving short presentations in the hope of persuading the audience to vote for their project.
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.
On Saturday 4th August Gorbals Ideas Fund will host their second Community Voting Event – Your Community, Your Choice!
The outcome of the Three Towns Participatory Budgeting event in North Ayrshire.
Strathearn & Strathallan communities will decide how grants of up to £4000 should be spent to make the area better for the people who live here.
The launch event aims to provide information to community organisations on the process of submitting a project proposal to the Voice Your Choice fund.
A new book has been published which looks at how participatory budgeting (PB) has developed across the world since it first began in Brazil.
The Gorbals Ideas Fund Community Panel is now accepting applications for their Summer Event!
Paul Nelis reflects on the changes to Cranhill in Glasgow and Cranhill Development Trust’s use of PB to tackle the persistent issues of summer hunger and lack of activities for young people.
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