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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
Anyone interested in PB in Scotland should have a look at this collective summary of reports from PB projects funded through the Scottish Government's Community Choices Fund in 2016/17.
The creation of a Charter of Quality for Participatory Budgeting in Portugal, based on thirteen principles.
This year's Co-Production Week Scotland will be running from 27th November - 3rd December 2017