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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 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.
Anyone interested in PB in Scotland should have a look at this collective summary of reports from PB projects funded through the Scottish Government's Community Choices Fund in 2016/17.
News and information around PB
SOUTH Carrick Decision Day took place at Girvan Academy on 24th February 2018 in aim to help support local projects organised by young people.
Organisations from across Springburn will be pitching for a share of £4500 on Satursday 7th April 2018.
The deadline for submitting applications is 9am, Friday 11 May 2018.