The Church of Scotland has published a new webpage and leaflet which highlights the church's role in supporting participatory budgeting (PB) in Scotland.
The leaflet details some of the background to the church’s involvement, as well as some of the churches which have taken part in PB processes.
“Priesthill United Reformed Church partnered with their local Health Improvement Team and Sanctuary Housing Association, each contributing funding to a total of £24,000 to be allocated through PB. A travelling market place of project ideas toured community venues over a week, enabling a high number of voters to hear about the projects on offer, and cast their votes.”
In 2016-2018, the Church supported 11 congregations to lead PB events in their communities, distributing £78,000 to over 90 local projects. In 2018-2019, nine more churches in Clackmannanshire, Moray and Dundee are involved. This work is funded by the Scottish Government the Church and Society Council.