Community Based Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting embeds equality into a process bringing policy makers and service providers closer to those they serve by empowering local people to generate new ideas and lead the change they want to see

When should I use this?

  • When you want the community to decide how to spend an allocated budget or deliver future service and policy change
  • When you want to bring diverse communities together and enhance social networks
  • When you want to improve citizen participation in creating ideas to generate behavioural change
  • When you have a minimum of £15k to spend with the public

When wouldn’t I use this?

  • When you have no allocated budget to spend with the public
  • When you prefer committees or individuals to make decisions about allocated funds
  • When you have to allocate a budget within a few weeks (this takes about 2-3 months)
  • When you think the best solutions lie within specialist service areas

How does MutualGain deliver this?

  • Train your partnership team in PB and how it has been used internationally (1-day training on or off line)
  • Attend, host and support your partnership team to deliver a series of facilitated workshops to agree ten key decisions which will result in a community led Participatory Budgeting event
  • Provide independent verification of public voting at the event
  • Produce visual minutes or a film of the ideas voted on

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