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See PB voting in action
We want to co-produce this charter with PB Scotland members to help define PB’s principles, values and conditions in Scotland.
Share your ideas about how PB can help government, nationally and locally, work better for its people.
‘Moving Toward the Mainstream’ looks how we can take PB a step further by using it to decide mainstream budgets - watch our final trailer now, full film out now.
The Scottish Government has announced the latest round of the Community Choices Fund, giving community organisations and community councils an opportunity to run their own participatory budgeting (PB) events.
Tuesday evening Musselburgh Area Partnership held an event to showcase their evaluation process of ‘Your Voice Your Choice’ programme.
Over 300 people from across Moray packed the hall to see 36 groups giving short presentations in the hope of persuading the audience to vote for their project.
For most groups running PB processes the final event is what everybody sees, the visible tip of the iceberg, if you like. But the planning, preparation and sheer hard work that goes into PB represents the other nine tenths of the process.
Are you passionate about developing and supporting participation and giving citizens the opportunity and tools to become active participants in decision-making?
As part of our commitment to Participatory Budgeting, and to celebrate 2018 being the Year of Young People, £40,000 has been set aside for youth work projects across Angus.
Participatory budgeting being use as a method to help deliberate and decide on projects that would have an impact upon reducing the ‘cost of the school day’ in Midlothian.
Applications for Joined Up for Integration’s ‘Voice Your Choice’ Participatory Budgeting opportunity are now open.
On Saturday 4th August Gorbals Ideas Fund will host their second Community Voting Event – Your Community, Your Choice!
The outcome of the Three Towns Participatory Budgeting event in North Ayrshire.
Strathearn & Strathallan communities will decide how grants of up to £4000 should be spent to make the area better for the people who live here.
Where is PB happening?
PB is used across the world, and now in Scotland where community groups and local authorities are using PB to give power to local people.
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We cover the PB activity that's happening across Scotland.
- Report on real PB events
- Publish the latest news
- Explore new ideas
- Run events and conferences
We always want to hear about local PB activity and can help promote your work.
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Network members are invited to contribute their ideas, learning and enthusiasm to advancing PB in Scotland.