How councils & community organisations in Scotland can use digital participatory budgeting

The Democratic Society is helping councils and communities in Scotland to hold participatory budgeting processes online.

What is participatory budgeting? 

Try the 60-second guide at PB Scotland

Our work is part of a national programme to help more people take part in decisions about how public money is spent in their communities. 

The support we can offer

If you’re part of a community organisation with Community Choices funding, or a council looking to do digital participatory budgeting, we can help with:

  • Access to a digital PB tool – to host your participatory budgeting process. You will be able to invite people to propose ideas, discuss them together and vote on them, all online.
  • Support from our digital engagement team in how to make the most out of digital PB and how to make it a natural part of how you do participation.

See this page for more information about the programme: