Winsford Decides

Winsford Town Council: Participatory Budgeting Pilot Programme: August – December 2021


Participatory Budgeting (PB) originated in Brazil in the 1980s, has spread worldwide, and is a method of giving local people the opportunity to decide how public money is spent in their communities.

It is important to recognise that PB should be seen as an effective community engagement tool, rather than merely a different means of allocating resources.

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.

If you would like to know more or get support for your Participatory Budgeting project read our free resources or contact us.

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