What is PB?

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is recognised internationally as a way for local people to have a direct say in how, and where, public funds can be used to address local requirements. When PB is adopted its use can be very important in helping individuals feel connected to each other and to their communities.

 
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Participatory Budgeting: An Introduction 

This guide to Participatory Budgeting has been written by leading experts on PB in the UK. Funded by donations from consultancy work done by PB Partners, it covers all the basic information you need to understand how PBcontributes towards the democratic community engagement work of local authorities and public bodies.

 

PB can come in all sizes and shapes, but basically looks like this...

 

1. Ideas are generated about how a budget should be spent 

 

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2. People vote for their priorities 

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