Up until early 2012 the PB Unit was the recognised lead organisation that advocated and supported the development of Participatory Budgeting in the UK. The PB Unit closed in early 2012 and from September 2014 its old website was closed down.
With funding from The Department of Communities and Local Government, and managed by Church Action on Poverty, the PB Unit produced a wide range of important documents. Many of which are now available on the resources section this website. The PB Unit built up an unrivaled reputation, that spread internationally. People across the world have and continue to use its respected toolkits.
The Unit also supported many of the most important experiences of PB in the UK, such as the work done in Tower Hamlets, Newcastle and of course many other areas. Work undertaken as part of the national UK PB strategy, that ran from 2008 until 2012.
However with the ending of it’s core DCLG funding in 2012 the Unit closed and the new independent PB Network was formed as its legacy body. As well as the not for profit consultancy known as PB Partners.
In September 2014 the archived website of the PB Unit finally closed. It is still possible to access a version of the old website (see our ‘landing page‘ for more information on how to do this). But from now on weblinks starting ‘participatorybudgeting.org.uk’ will no longer work. If you want to find out more about this change please contact us.
We would be grateful if any organisations linking to the old PB Unit website could re-direct those links (and those of the related People’s Budget Project) to now point to us at the PB Network.