Are you a Champion?

Following the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, the community empowerment agenda is gathering pace across Scotland, including involving people more in making decisions on how their local area can be improved.

The City of Edinburgh Council has been given Scottish Government funding to deliver a Participatory Budgeting Champions Programme and is inviting expressions of interest from people who would be interested in learning more about PB and then sharing that knowledge with others. Through this training, you will develop your understanding of PB; learn about delivering events and their evaluation, and build your skills, confidence and CV.

You can come from any walk of life, what's more important is your time, commitment and enthusiasm. You'll be working as part of a team, with the support of experienced mentors and other PB champions. There will be a degree of financial support to cover out of pocket expenses.

To qualify for this free training, you will need:

  • time to attend two full day and one half day training sessions between 20 February and 14 March 2018;
  • a willingness to respond to requests for support from others in Edinburgh;
  • a passion for sharing good practice, and
  • your employer's consent to take on this role.

Places for this programme are limited. If you are interested in becoming a PB Champion in Edinburgh, please complete the forms below and email them to by19 January 2018.  If you have any questions or would like to discuss in more detail you can contact Saty Kaur on 0131 469 5281 or email


Recruitment form

Equalities monitoring form