Adactus Housing Association has once again set aside a pot of money and would like to put residents of Miles Platting in control of how it is spent. ‘Miles Platting – You Decide’ lets residents of Miles Platting decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area. Any local community, voluntary or non-profit organisation… Read More
Brief overviews of experiences of Participatory Budgeting
In 2012, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue service ran a PB programme which distributed around £20,000 in three communities. The evaluation report stated: The aim of the activity was to carry out a series of PB pilots to see what the processes would offer a FRS as an engagement technique that could help improve… Read More
Go to the website of Alderman Joe Moore, of the 49th Ward in Chicago, to learn about his work on Participatory Budgeting. Alderman Moore provides $1m dollars in funding annually for residents to decide on capital projects.
Durham County Council, in partnership with 3 Towns Partnership, had £500,000 of capital funding for projects in the Crook area. The public were invited to have their say and vote for their favourite projects at Crook Primary School on Saturday 23 February between 10.30am and 2.30pm. The 12 organisations and projects that were bidding for… Read More
Take a look at the short film below, where you can see the difference the TravelSMART programme is making in communities across Surrey. Read more about TravelSMART on the Open Government Partnership blog
In 2010 Newcastle piloted the use of a budget to support carers in the area using PB. In what is believed to be an England first, the carers themselves decided how money should best be spent to meet their needs, rather than council officers making the decisions for them. Carers from across the city met… Read More
After months of preparation, 139 young people attended a participatory budgeting event in Newcastle in May 2008 to cast a 20% vote in the procurement of services for the city’s £2.25m Children’s Fund. This was one in a series of events held as part of the city’s Udecide participatory budgeting programme, which has given thousands… Read More