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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 >>
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.
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 available
16 community organisations and 17 local councils will share the £1.5 million fund, with more than 90 applications submitted for 2017/18.
News and information around PB
Residents and community groups from across Peterhead are being invited to suggest ideas and projects that will help improve the local area. Suggestions can be submitted up until Monday, January 14, 2019.
The Big Celebration event on Friday 7th December, at The Inkwell, Elgin, was a joyous occasion where everyone who was involved in tsiMORAY’s latest PB programme had their achievement celebrated.
This event explored what works in building foundations for a more participatory democracy.
This policy briefing looks what needs to be done for mainstream participatory budgeting to develop further in Scotland.