We’ve been across Scotland covering participatory budgeting (PB) events happening in our local communities. We’ve been capturing the enthusiasm, practice and learning so we can help support the development of PB.
Catch up on the latest event reports and see the great work being done across the country.
Following on from a successful pilot event in Speyside, Moray YP Decide has been on a mammoth task to carry out 7 PB events
Hear from Girvan Youth Trust about their PB process which saw £25,000 to give out in grants of up to £2,500 to groups in South Carrick.
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.
Leith Chooses introduces an innovative way to actively include members of the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in Leith, but how? David Reilly went along to their event in February and shares all in this blog.
Paul Nelis went along to the Buckhaven PB event and learned that it’s not easy for organisers or voters as they make difficult decisions about the great project ideas that are presented.
Paul Nelis reflects on Letham4All’s approach to voting. The community-led group used multiple methods of voting to engage the wider community. At the voting event in February 2019 they had collected 1,452 votes by using ballot boxes, online voting and in person voting. Around 10% of the population had their say.
Latest news from Midlothian’s ‘Cost of the School Day Project’.
The Big Celebration event on Friday 7th December, at The Inkwell, Elgin, was a joyous occasion where everyone who was involved in tsiMORAY’s latest PB programme had their achievement celebrated.
Event report: See how PB was used in Partick to make a difference to local communities.