A new website for participatory budgeting (PB) has been launched for sharing and learning about PB initiatives across Scotland. Funded by the Scottish Government and hosted by the Scottish Community Development Centre, the website will provide updates on events, policy and resources relevant to PB in Scotland, and highlight good examples of PB across the country and beyond.
In a welcome message for the new site, Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment, Marco Biagi, said:
“In these times of unprecedented political engagement in Scotland, there are many people who want to participate, but may be uninterested or alienated by traditional consultations […] I believe that’s where PB comes into its own, as it gives people a space to contribute, while also gaining a taste of those other involvements and what they can achieve.
“I hope you find the new website useful as a source of information and a platform to showcase your PB activity, whether already underway or planned for the future. I look forward to being part of it.”
If you are, or have been involved in PB, or are interested in learning more about the monthly guest blog available on their website, please email firstname.lastname@example.org/
For more information, visit http://pbscotland.scot/