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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
Catch up on the PB activity from North Ayrshire.
23rd October 2019 in Edinburgh - join us to explore how participatory budgeting is taking hold across the globe and here in Scotland.
Ethelo has received a $300,000 Social Innovation Fund grant from the McConnell Family Foundation to advance eDemocracy.