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 Community Planning Partnership supports PB as a way of empowering communities, and is funding local projects to increase community participation.

Participatory Budgeting 2018

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

A total of £221,535 was allocated to 151 projects that responded 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.

A total of 7,184 people voted in online, in ballot boxes places in the community and at our 9 events across Perth and Kinross.

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.