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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
As part of our commitment to Participatory Budgeting, and to celebrate 2018 being the Year of Young People, £40,000 has been set aside for youth work projects across Angus.
We want to co-produce this charter with PB Scotland members to help define PB’s principles, values and conditions in Scotland.
Participatory budgeting being use as a method to help deliberate and decide on projects that would have an impact upon reducing the ‘cost of the school day’ in Midlothian.
Applications for Joined Up for Integration’s ‘Voice Your Choice’ Participatory Budgeting opportunity are now open.