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David Reilly gives us his thoughts about the recent Young Movers Community Celebration night - and the difference young people are making in Glasgow.
Last month the Scottish Co-production Network hosted a very successful learning event exploring the relationship between co-production, participatory budgeting and commissioning processes through real examples about what works in co-producing budgets.
Local residents have their say on how money is spent on a number of projects in their community, thanks to a new participatory budgeting initiative launched by Midlothian Council.
The Scottish Government and COSLA have launched a Local Governance Review to find out what changes are needed to encourage more people to be involved in local decision making.
Co-production Week Scotland was held 27th Nov - 3rd Dec 2017 and was a chance to talk about the progress of co-production in Scotland.
The Church of Scotland is recruiting a PB Development Worker for a short term contact until March 2018 to continue to develop Churches’ understanding of participatory budgeting.
News of Dundee City Council's city-wide £1.2m PB programme, Dundee Decides, has gone public.
Read the Interim report from the evaluation of PB in Scotland by Glasgow Caledonian University
Aberdeen City Council is enabling council tenants in part of the city to have a direct say over how money is spent on improving their area. PB Scotland asks if this is a sign of a move towards the 'mainstreaming' of PB.
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These case studies by Demsoc capture key learning points from Scotland's early exploration of digital tools to support participatory processes at a local level.
This toolkit is intended to support any individual or group organising a PB activity to plan how to evaluate their PB process, and to collate the evidence and information required.
The City of Edinburgh Council has produceda series of videos on PB in the city. In addition to introducing PB, the videos give perspectives on PB from voters, projects and funders.
This comprehensive guide from PB Partners lays out 10 essential actions to record, monitor and evaluate the impact of a PB programme.
This briefing from the Health and Social Care Academy highlights the potential of participatory budgeting (PB) within health and social care
This paper presents findings and reflections from ongoing research in the What Works Scotland (WWS) Participatory Budgeting programme, and signposts future directions for inquiry and practice.
This guide from PB Network and PB Partners aims to support public sector organisations wishing to develop ‘mainstream’ Participatory Budgeting
This What Works Scotland review of participatory budgeting (PB) in Scotland is based on an analysis of existing evidence about the PB processes that have taken place in Scotland up until June 2016.
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.