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Community Budgeting | Local Communities Decides

Glasgow Community Planning Partnership is committed to the promotion of Community Budgeting (also known as Participatory Budgeting).  This is a process by which the public are encouraged to participate in decision making.

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Glasgow Community Planning Partnership will be holding a series of Community Budgeting public engagement events to allocate some of our Area Budget funding for our Area Partnerships. These events also offer an opportunity for residents, community organisations, and partners to connect with each other and build community links.

An example of a Community Budgeting funded project is The ARC (After Recovery Community Project) who received £2,960.00 from Partick West Area Partnership in April 2016. The following video demonstrates the impact of this funding:

Community organisations are now invited to submit proposals for events in the following wards:

Further Information

Two guides on Community Budgeting (also known as Participatory Budgeting) have been jointly produced by PB Network and PB Partners. This information may be useful for members of the public, organisations considering submitting a proposal, or anyone interested in the Community Budgeting process.

Introductory Guide to Participatory Budgeting
Grant Making Through Participatory Budgeting: A 'How To' Guide

2016 Pilots

In April 2016 Glasgow Community Planning Partnership carried out a series of Community Budgeting public engagement events to allocate some of our Area Budget funding for our 21 Area Partnerships. 21 Community Budgeting public engagement events were held with funds provided by Glasgow City Council and match funded by the Scottish Government. This provided a total of £10,000 for each of Glasgow's 21 Area Partnerships for local communities to bid into. Following a call for proposals from local community groups/organisations for funding, through local public engagement Community Budgeting events were held where local residents voted to determine which proposals are funded, and therefore allocate funding to local communities in Glasgow. Organisations who submitted proposals and were eligible to proceed to their local Community Budgeting event were offered additional support about how best to pitch their ideas to the public. Final decisions on which organisations were awarded funding were made following a vote by the public on the day of their local Community Budgeting event.

Details of all successful proposals can be found at this link, and a list of all events dates, times, and venues, can be found here: pdf icon Community Budgeting Events Dates Times Venues [191kb]

An evaluation report on these Community Budgeting events has been prepared and submitted to the Scottish Government. This report can be found here: pdf icon Community Budgeting Evaluation Report 2016 [805kb]