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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 >>
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.
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
News and information around PB
Democracy Beyond Elections is an emerging collaborative campaign to win structural democracy reforms that deepen participatory democracy and civic engagement, beyond and between elections.
The PB Charter is a set of seven key features showing what a fair and high quality PB process should look like.
Join other PB practitioners for an informal information and networking event.
The Church of Scotland has published a new webpage and leaflet which highlights the church's role in supporting PB.