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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 >>
It takes a lot to fill a community hall on a rainy Saturday morning, but for the people of the Woodburn and Dalkeith communities, the chance to showcase their local activities and bid for their share of £18,000 was just enough to whet their appetites.
Guten Tag! Buenas Noches! Bonsoir! Good evening! were the welcomes which kicked off the evening at Woodside Hall in Maryhill on Thursday 20th April 2017. Community groups of all sizes came together to submit their ideas for promoting inclusion in Glasgow North.
UpNorth! Community Chest has provided a blog reporting on the recent PB process in Tongue, Sutherland on the March 11th 2017.
News and information around PB
The Scottish Government and COSLA have launched a Local Governance Review to find out what changes are needed to encourage more people to be involved in local decision making.
Co-production Week Scotland was held 27th Nov - 3rd Dec 2017 and was a chance to talk about the progress of co-production in Scotland.
Read about all the action from the day.
The Church of Scotland is recruiting a PB Development Worker for a short term contact until March 2018 to continue to develop Churches’ understanding of participatory budgeting.