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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 >>
The World Bank has published research showing that municipalities in Brazil that give citizens the opportunity to voice their preferences on policies and spending collect significantly more local taxes.
If you want to apply for Scottish Government funding for running a PB initiative in 2019/20, you will have to apply to the new Investing in Communities Fund.
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.
News and information around PB
A new report looks at how PB is being used in Ireland and explores the learning from across the world.
Groups can now submit applications for the Ward 6 Community Choices participatory budgeting process.
Gorbals Ideas Fund have used the PB Charter for Scotland to evaluate their participatory budgeting processes.
Young disabled people who live in Greater Pollok are acting together to make Pollok more accessible for all.