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Welcome to PB Scotland
This site is a hub for sharing and learning about the great work being done by participatory budgeting (PB) initiatives around Scotland.
Participatory budgeting is a way for local people to have a direct say in how public money can be spent. Learn more >>
It takes a lot to fill a community hall on a rainy Saturday morning, but for the people of the Woodburn and Dalkeith communities, the chance to showcase their local activities and bid for their share of £18,000 was just enough to whet their appetites.
Guten Tag! Buenas Noches! Bonsoir! Good evening! were the welcomes which kicked off the evening at Woodside Hall in Maryhill on Thursday 20th April 2017. Community groups of all sizes came together to submit their ideas for promoting inclusion in Glasgow North.
UpNorth! Community Chest has provided a blog reporting on the recent PB process in Tongue, Sutherland on the March 11th 2017.
News and information around PB
A pilot program consisting of 15 subnational governments with action plans to open up government throughout 2017.
Free to attend and taking place at the Manchester Metropolitan University, up to 70 people will gather on the afternoon of the 18th September 2017.
In April 2017, Populus’s Claudia Chwalisz wrote a report on behalf of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy about citizen engagement in politics and policymaking to present to a delegation of Ukrainian MPs in Kiev.
A delegation from Fife and Glasgow, with the support of What Works Scotland, had the unique opportunity to visit Paris in December 2016 to learn about how Participatory Budgeting is being delivered at their scale.