Over the last year, as participatory budgeting grows in Scotland a lot of work has gone into developing a new charter for PB.
The charter was released on the 27th June 2019. It lays out the defining features that underpin high quality PB in Scotland.
PB is increasingly becoming a central part of how decisions are made in Scotland – the charter is a practical way to set a standard for good PB in Scotland.
The charter’s seven features show what needs to be considered to make sure participatory budgeting is:
- Fair and inclusive
- Creative and flexible
- Part of our democracy
What is the Charter?
The PB Charter sets out seven key features showing what a fair and high quality participatory budgeting (PB) process should look like. It aims to ensure PB is inclusive, uses good quality methods and is truly participative. The Charter is a co-produced resource, developed by people with experience of PB processes in Scotland, including those from equality groups, community organisations and public bodies.
It can be used by people setting up a PB process to help them plan it properly, or it can be used by people taking part to help them know what they should expect. The Charter has been written with everyone in mind and has been Crystal Marked by the Plain English Campaign. It’s free and easy to download or view on a phone.
Original content, image and links taken from the PBScotland website