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Launch of PB Charter

Participatory Budgeting (PB) practice is continuing to develop and grow here, empowering local communities and supporting them to shape and have a genuine say in investment decisions in their areas.  As our experience in PB grows it is important to consider and share what ‘good’ PB looks like.  Over the last two years (with the support of the National Lottery Community Fund's Great Ideas NI programme) PB Works has been advocating for PB processes which put people in the lead.

To ensure a focus on quality PB processes we have been learning from experience here and further afield and exploring what good PB looks like through a number of on-line and in-room PB Charter Workshops.  This has brought together those who have been leading the way in PB practice here and helped us to think about what is different about PB and to consider some of the key aspects which we might want to see reflected in a PB Charter.

You are invited to join us for an in-room celebration to launch the Participatory Budgeting Charter on Tuesday, 27 September 2022.  This is an opportunity to 

  • explore the features of the Charter;
  • network and share your PB experiences and learning;
  • consider how we continue to shape and grow quality PB;
  • join the PB Works Network.

The event will be held in the former Tesco building (2 Royal Avenue, Belfast) from 10.00 am to 12 noon and you are welcome to stay for lunch after the launch.  Please register here to attend.  

If you would like more information on PB works and Putting People in the Lead through Quality Participatory Budgeting please contact Louise O’Kane at Community Places (






6 September 2022