Join PB Partners for these awareness raising sessions about the future of PB in Scotland.Read More
This 1/2 day long masterclass will provide an overview of Participatory Budgeting (PB), aimed primarily at people working within Trusts and Foundations.
The role and implications of participatory budgeting for Trusts and Foundations, both to adopt the model themselves, and to use it as an opportunity to maximise the impact of their funds through partnership is an exciting one. However there will inevitably be questions and concerns about ensuring fairness, good governance and making best use of limited resources.
The participatory format of this event allows for plenty of opportunity for interaction and networking. With a view to providing a stimulating and informative experience. It will include a review of participatory grant making mechanisms as a way of stimulating community engagement, both within the UK and worldwide.
Discussion at the masterclass will inform a short briefing report that will be fed back to the Scottish PB working group, and thereby inform policy development as the Community Choices programme matures and expands in coming years.
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Specifically written with community led organisations in mind but also useful for front line workers or local authorities starting out on using Participatory Budgeting, this guide lays out a simple 10 step process for PB grant making, from forming a planning group right through the monitoring and evaluation.Read More