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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
Join PB Partners for these awareness raising sessions about the future of PB in Scotland.
Edinburgh; This event will offer a glimpse of some of the exciting developments for digital participatory budgeting from across the world.
Kilmarnock: Join a discussion about how PB has evolved in East Ayrshire, where we are now and what the future of PB might look like.
East Ayrshire Council
Online: Join PB Partners for this webinar to discuss how do we use Participatory Budgeting (PB) to inspire co-productive ways of working?
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