For the financial year 2021-22, Winsford Town Council made a decision to allocate £25,000 to support a pilot Participatory Budgeting process. Additional funding was also made available to cover advice and support costs to the project; including an evaluation report by Shared Future associate Alan Budge of PB Partners.Read more →
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In these times of deepening democratic deficit, with trust in government at an all time low and social inequality spiralling, we believe it is more important than ever to place people at the centre of the big issues facing society — from mitigating climate breakdown, to socialRead more →
A winner of the NESTA Democracy Pioneers award in 2020, this project is a collaboration between Glasgow City Council, Katy Rubin, and Shared Future CIC.
Over the next 9 months, we’ll be tackling the climate crisis through an intensive legislative theatre project led by young people. The proposals will target both the Council’s climate strategy, and the COP26 conference that’s taking place in Glasgow in Nov 2021 with leaders from around the world.Read more →
In this Annual Review of 2020, we recount our work in what was an extraordinary year. During 2020, we focussed much of our work on climate change, and we are currently supporting a number of Local Authorities in implementing Climate Emergency inquiries.Read more →
With funding from the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN), an ESRC supported network that brings together the research community and decision-makers in the public, private and third sectors, Shared Future CIC has published a guide for local authorities and other bodies. The guide aims to support local authorities and other bodies thinking of commissioning a citizens’ assembly or jury. It considers how such processes might address the climate emergency, what is involved and approaches to design and delivery.Read more →
Shared Future CIC facilitated three online PB Youth Accelerator workshop sessions on 21st-22nd April 2020. The first a knowledge exchange workshop, with invited participants from Scotland based Participatory Budgeting programmes, to explore in greater depth the unique features of their work. The second, an online ‘Open Space’ considered how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting democratic participation and youth empowerment, and the third explored Legislative Theatre, a creative way to develop a more deliberative democracy. Find out more.Read more →
Between September and November 2019, over fifty residents from four areas of Dudley Borough took part in seven sessions of deliberation, to produce a set of recommendations to answer the question:
“For people living in Dudley Borough, what can we all do together to help people be healthy”
Members of the four Citizens Inquiries shared their experiences and opinions in a highly participatory process, supplemented by community research conducted in their neighbourhoods by 18 Inquiry members.