Building on over 18 years’ experience of running successful Participatory Budgeting (PB) projects, and involving the leading experts on PB in the UK, we were at the forefront of the recent growth of PB in Scotland. Which has seen upward of £2m being committed annually to its development by the Scottish Government from 2016 onwards.
We have worked across the UK, including supporting PB in Northern Ireland and in Wales. We additionally provide free time and support to maintaining the UK PB Network Website as part of our social mission.
Shared Future can assist Local Authorities and other public service providers, such as housing associations, police forces and health trusts in delivering community engagement processes like Participatory Budgeting, which empower citizens and help drive innovation in public services. We frequently work directly with community-led organisations who wish to use PB to engage their local residents.
As a social enterprise, you can be confident that the work we do leads to sustained change and represents excellent value for money.
Over the last few years we have been focussing on developing thematic PB processes too, such as in the fields of Youth Empowerment and Climate Change. We have also written a number of free toolkits and guides to delivering PB processes.