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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
These workshops are an opportunity for Local Authority staff to consider how best to develop mainstream models of participatory budgeting.
‘Moving Toward the Mainstream’ looks how we can take PB a step further by using it to decide mainstream budgets - watch our final trailer now, full film out now.
The Scottish Government has announced the latest round of the Community Choices Fund, giving community organisations and community councils an opportunity to run their own participatory budgeting (PB) events.
A conference on the future of democracy: Saturday 23th June in Glasgow