Steph Clerke produced this blog based on her involvement with the Bishop of Lichfield’s PB programme in June 2013. Below are some exceprts from her blog. PB Partners provided advice to the Diocese to make the event a great success.
"Today I went with Kate Goodall over to Stafford to the Diocese of Lichfield Participatory Budgeting Day. I had no idea what that even meant when I got in the car this morning but over the duration of just a few hours, not only am I fully sold on the idea I’m already trying to think of ways that the model can be used locally."
"Today’s event was to allocate funding from the Diocese of Lichfield. Money that was collected across the area during the Lent appeal. 50% of the money raised was already earmarked for the Siyafundisa project in Matlosane, South Africa but the remaining sum was available for neighbourhoods across the diocese to bid for, there was £20,000 up for grabs. 26 projects applied and they were invited to attend today’s event to pitch for the money."
Watch a short film produced by the Diocese describing the event
- Read more from Steph’s blog