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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
The group is a national online platform to connect, discuss, share information and learning around PB.
Earlier in the year we asked the 850 strong PB Scotland Network members to tell us their ideas and thoughts about how we can develop participatory budgeting training in Scotland.
Maryhill Housing Association and YOMO took the bold step to enable young people to lead the PB process for Ruchill and Maryhill.
Linking Communities is an umbrella group made up of representatives from Barrhead, Neilston and Thornliebank