An exciting new youth led and designed PB process has launched this autumn 2020, across the Derry and Strabane District Council Area of Northern Ireland. Over the last few months young people from across the city have been involved in shaping and designing the YOUth Making It Happen! PB process.
Mayor Tierney joined some of the team for the launch at Guildhall Square, and praised the work that has gone into the PB process to date. "Participatory Budgeting offers a real opportunity to empower local people and actively involve them in decision making and the distribution of support within their local areas."
8 Local Growth Areas across Derry and Strabane – Ballyarnett, Foyleside, The Moor, Waterside, Faughan, Sperrin, Strabane Town and The Derg – are covered by Local Community Plans. £2,500 will be available in each Local Growth Area to deliver the ideas young people come up with. Individual projects can apply for awards of up to £1,000 or up to £500. Young people in the area are being asked to get involved to have a direct say in how the budget of £20,000 is allocated across the city.
Originally reported on the ParticipatoryBudgetingWorks website, that promotes PB in Northern Ireland, you can also find out more about the YOUth Making It Happen PB process at growderrystrabane.com/youthpb.
A short promotional video has also been produced to explain the process and get people engaged: