Over 600 votes were placed on 11 local projects, resulting in £60k in grant awards.Read More
North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership and The Scottish Government are jointly funding a £50,000 Participatory Budgeting (PB) initiative to improve mental health and wellbeing in North Ayrshire.Read More
Singing, dancing and even a few tears - not something you might expect from a public decision making process but it was clear from the outset that the ‘Carers Voice, Carers Choice’ event in Perth was going to be something very different. WeRead More
This publication from Demsoc presents the findings of a research project into the use of digital tools to support Participatory Budgeting (PB), in the context of the requirements of local councils in Scotland.Read More
In 2015 the Scottish Government commissioned the Democratic Society to investigate options for PB digital tools. The report Digital Tools and Scotland's Participatory Budgeting Programme is now available.Read More
In January 2016, South Lanarkshire Council and partners organised PB events in four locations in South Lanarkshire which took place across two days. The events allowed local people to decide how best to spend money on facilities and activities for young people. PB Scotland reports from one of the events, held in Springhall Community Centre.Read More
Communities will be able to vote on how councils spend money through a funding boost of nearly £500,000, Community Empowerment Minister Marco Biagi has announced. Thirteen councils will receive a share of the participatory budgeting fund, which will give people the opportunity to decide where investment should be directed in their local community.Read More
On Saturday 7th November 2015, the Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) supported a PB event in Prestonpans, in which local people voted for their favourite projects and help decide who shares the £20,000 participatory budget provided by the CRT.Read More
This guide to Participatory Budgeting has been written by leading experts on PB in the UK. Funded by donations from consultancy work done by PB Partners, it covers all the basic information you need to understand how PBcontributes towards the democratic community engagement work of local authorities and public bodies.
It includes information on the Values, Principles and Standards underpinning all high quality PB work, the background to how it has developed in the UK, the advocacy work of the Network and PB Partners and includes case studies of 4 successful PB programmes.
You can download your free copy from PB Network