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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
We’ve put together this short survey to help us find out what the training needs are in Scotland, and what training delivery methods would be most useful.
The Democratic Society has produced a new podcast explore digital participatory budgeting processes from across the country.
Learn about the importance of balancing online and offline to ensure good engagement in participatory budgeting processes.
Funding available for local projects to implement community action plans. Closing date 31 January 2019.