Participatory Budgeting in the UK
Participatory budgeting directly involves local people in making decisions on the spending and priorities for a defined public budget.
The "Participatory Budgeting Unit" was a project of the charity Church Action on Poverty that ran from 2000 to 2012. The project aimed to support the public sector and community groups in developing participatory budgeting processes in the UK. This website represents an archive of that work and contains many useful resources.
The PB Network
is the new, independent body advocating for new learning and innovations in Participatory Budgeting (PB). With a lightweight structure and a small volunteer steering group the network puts on learning events, publishes policy related papers and stimulates debate on where PB might go next.
If you have an inquiry about Participatory Budgeting (PB), or wish to find an expert to support your PB work, visit PB Partners, the new consultancy for PB in the UK. See www.pbpartners.org.uk
To find out more about the PB Unit and its legacy, or to ask any questions about PB you can also use the contact form on this website
Join discussions and find news on the PB in the UK Facebook group
Join The PB in the UK group on LinkedIn