Participatory Budgeting - Perth & Kinross Decides!

What is Participatory Budgeting (PB)?

PB enables residents to decide how public money should be spent in their communities. The Scottish Government supports PB as a way of empowering communities, and is funding local projects to increase community participation and get services to put the needs of the community at the heart of their planning.

Participatory Budgeting 2018

Our five Action Partnerships and the Perth & Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership have opened a joint fund which community groups in Perth and Kinross can apply for to spend on community-led projects that tackle inequalities.

Projects should respond to local priorities in their area such as activities for young people, social isolation, employment and training, community transport, improving access to local services or tackle health and social care issues, poverty, age or disabilities.

Application forms and information posters for your area can be found to the right.

PB Events in Perth and Kinross 2018


LocalityApplication closing dateDate of event (more information to follow)
Strathearn & StrathallanMonday 18th December 2017

Crieff 3rd February

Kinross-shire, Almond and EarnMonday 12th 2018

Kinross-shire Ward, Loch Leven Community Campus, Saturday 3rd March, 10am-2pm

Almond and Earn Ward, Williamson Hall, Abernethy, Saturday 17th March, 10:30am-1pm

Eastern PerthshireMonday 29th January 2018

Strathmore Ward, Coupar Angus Town Hall, Saturday 24th February, 11am-2pm (Online voting is open until Friday 23rd 12 noon)

Carse of Gowrie Ward, The Madoch Centre, St Madoes Saturday 24th March, 10:30-3pm

Blairgowrie & The Glens Ward, Blairgowrie Town Hall 10th March 10am-2pm

Perth CityMonday 19th February 2018

Dewars Centre, Saturday 24th March, 10.30am- 12:15pm

Highland & StrathtayMonday 5th February 2018

Strathtay Ward, Bankfoot Church Centre,  Saturday 10th March 11am-1pm

Highland Perthshire Ward, They Tryst Centre, Pitlochry, Saturday 17th March 11am-

Perth and Kinross Decides 2017

Eight successful events, organised by the Action Partnerships, took place throughout Perth & Kinross in March-April 2017. Perth and Kinross Council and Scottish Government each contributed funding so that the Action Partnerships could support community projects which reduce local inequalities through PB. Listed in the icon Perth and Kinross Decides - Funding Awarded to Community Groups [283Kb] are all of the community groups who were successful in receiving funding at the events.