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We began our work to promote Participatory Budgeting (PB) and raise awareness of its potential in 2017 and we are now focusing on developing good practice, networking practitioners and making the case for mainstreaming it across the region.


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The Participatory Budgeting Works Project is a collaborative effort to raise awareness of and advocate for Participatory Budgeting (PB) across the region. For those who are interested in developing a PB project expert training and support can be provided.

The project is co-ordinated by Community Places and includes a range of organisations from the public, community and voluntary sector working together to create an enabling and supportive environment for Participatory Budgeting.

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is PB?

Participatory Budgeting can be described as “Local People deciding how to allocate part of a public budget.”

What Is PB?
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Case Studies

We want to map and celebrate all the PB Projects that are happening right
across the region.

View Case Studies
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As each PB process is unique, the purpose of the Charter is to offer guiding points to support you to plot and navigate your own PB course.

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Explore our free collection of downloadable resources.

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PB Works can offer training and tailored support to help you design and plan a PB Process. Get in touch with us to 
discuss your needs.

PB Training
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Get in Touch

If you are interested in getting involved or would like to find out more about the project please contact Louise O’Kane at Community Places.

Get in touch

How to get involved:

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Go to an Event

Come along to one of our 
events to find out more.

Upcoming events
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Join the Network

Sign up to the PB Works Network.

Register here
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Support or Resourcing

Interested in supporting or resourcing a PB Project?

Let us know

We provide a range of expert advice and support services to community groups, councils and statutory agencies who are interested in Participatory Budgeting including:

  • guiding and mentoring groups through a PB process
  • capacity building to share accumulated expertise and learning on how PB has been successful in other jurisdictions and how increased community involvement in decision making has made a real difference
  • help with planning and designing a PB process (including advice on applying 
PB principles and learning from others)
  • facilitating networking opportunities to allow interested people to meet and learn from others’ experiences of PB

Other Services

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Planning Advice

Empowering communities through free, impartial planning advice.

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Community Engagement

Unlocking community potential through meaningful engagement and collaboration.

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Community Planning

Supporting Community Planning through collaboration, partnership and action.

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