The Scottish Government has announced which community organisations have been successful in applying for funding to distribute through participatory budgeting processes.Read More
Stirling Council is delighted to announce a fund of £130,000 open now to community groups to deliver activities that will improve their community - DEADLINE for applications is 16 March 2018.Read More
People in Troon and the surrounding area are to benefit from legacy funding from proceeds of The 145th Open staged at Royal Troon last year. The R&A has provided half of the £38,000 available to local community groups for an interactive funding decision day.Read More
The Scottish Government and COSLA have announced that at least 1% of local government budgets will be decided through participatory budgeting (PB) by the end of 2021, with £100 million in council funds potentially availableRead More
The Scottish Government has announced which community organisations and local authorities have been successful in applying for funding to distribute through participatory budgeting processes.Read More
The Democratic Society has published a draft paper which outlines methods of implementing the new public participation in decision making power described in the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act.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
The Scottish Government's Creating a Fairer Scotland website features the story of MutualGain PB initiative in Manchester, which Community Empowerment Minister Marco Biagi recently visited along with a PB project in Durham.
Read more here.
A leaflet produced by the Scottish Government to provide background information on participatory budgeting (PB) and an overview of developing PB activity and support across Scotland.
Read the full leaflet here.
The Scottish Government has collated examples of participatory budgeting from around Scotland in this report, intended to be a working document that will evolve as PB grows across Scotland.
You can read the full report here.