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Join The Dots Participatory Budgeting – Creating Connections!

Collaboration for Change (CfC) and partners are delighted to announce the launch of Join the Dots Participatory Budgeting (PB) around the theme of creating connections.  CfC is a collective of organisations and individual activists who are working alongside each other for the Common Good. We work to create open spaces for shared learning, peer support, practical hope and collaboration. 

 

Marian Farrell, CfC said “We are excited to have our first and totally digital PB process on the theme of Creating Connections.  This theme is all about bringing new folk together to work on an idea for the common good. People could also submit an idea that will, in itself Create new Connections that bring folk together for the common good. Groups can bid for funds of up to £500 (or its euro equivalent) to make an idea happen”.

 

Roisin McLaughlin, from NWCN one of the 9 partnering organisations said “This has been an excellent opportunity to learn about PB.  PB is all about people voting to decide how to allocate part of a budget. It is a way for citizens to have a direct say in how funds are used to address local needs. We are very proud that the funds available have been sourced through crowdfunding by our own CfC activists and supporters.  It has been all about collaboration within the community sector right from the start and it has been a pleasure to work with all of the other partners involved.”

 

The Join the Dots PB process launched on 23rd August 2021. To find out more, come along to one of our support workshops, on the 9th and 14th of September.

 

Topic: Join the Dots PB Support Workshop 1

Time: Sep 9, 2021 19:00 London

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83986944449?pwd=ZjgvMmlpMENsTHEreHFVSzFsdTFudz09

Meeting ID: 839 8694 4449

Passcode: 888830

 

Topic: Join the Dots PB Support Workshop 2

Time: Sep 14, 2021 11:00 London

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84745600840?pwd=MlhEdHFDWkxwclBNNGg3Nnp2Unk1Zz09

Meeting ID: 847 4560 0840

Passcode: 809022

 

More information can be found at https://www.cfctogether.org/pbintro

 

 

Notes to Editors:

 

  1. Partnering organisations include North West Community Network (NWCN), St Colum’s Park House, Northern Area Community Network, Armoy Community Association, Zero Waste North West, Outer West Neighbourhood Partnership, Social Farms & Gardens and Community Places & PB Works
  2. For further information: https://www.cfctogether.org/declaration
  3. For media queries contact: Roisin McLaughlin 028 71 261941 or roisin@nwcn.org
1 September 2021