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Communities Leading Change in Newry, Mourne and Down

Fri 15th October 2021

Communities Leading Change in Newry, Mourne and Down

The third round of the Communities Leading Change Participatory Budgeting initiative is currently open for your project ideas. If you are an individual or community group who provide a service in o...

Join the Dots PB - Deadline Extended!

Wed 13th October 2021

Join the Dots PB - Deadline Extended!

The Join the Dots PB deadline has been extended until 12 November 2021. Individuals and Groups can bid for up to £500 (or Euro Equivalent) under the theme of ‘Creating Connections’ this could...

TAK£ 500 - Learning Video

Wed 13th October 2021

TAK£ 500 - Learning Video

As part of the Tak£ 500 Your Community, Your Voice, Your Choice! PB process a Learning Video has been produced to showcase some of the amazing ideas put forward and voted on by residents, with 362...

Inner East Kitty PB launched in East Belfast

Tue 28th September 2021

Inner East Kitty PB launched in East Belfast

Connswater Homes and The Larder have launched a totally digital, Participatory Budgeting (PB) process called, Inner East Kitty. If you live, work or volunteer in east Belfast, do you have an idea ...

Join the Dots - Support Workshops

Fri 27th August 2021

Join the Dots - Support Workshops

Collaboration for Change (CfC) and partners are delighted to announce the launch of Join the Dots Participatory Budgeting (PB) around the theme of creating connections. CfC is a collective of or...

Launching Soon! Join the Dots - Creating Connections PB

Wed 4th August 2021

Launching Soon! Join the Dots - Creating Connections PB

Can you join the Dots and Connect? Collaboration for Change (CfC) are facilitating the Design Team for their first, and totally digital, Participatory Budgeting process called, Join the Dots with...

Armoy Open Pot - Learning Video

Wed 7th July 2021

Armoy Open Pot - Learning Video

Armoy Community Association have prepared a fantastic video sharing their learning from the Armoy Open Pot 2021. The video showcases three of the winning bids, including teachers and pupils from St...

Community Led Participatory Budgeting (PB) On-line Workshop

Thu 10th June 2021

Community Led Participatory Budgeting (PB) On-line Workshop

As part of Putting People in the Lead through Quality PB our next learning workshop on Wednesday, 16 June 2021 at 10.00 am is on the theme of Community Led Participatory Budgeting (PB). I am de...

Lisbon's Green PB!

Thu 20th May 2021

Lisbon's Green PB!

Community Places and the Department for Infrastructure are co-hosting ‘Planning Your Place: Getting Involved’, four online engagement events on Tuesday, 25 May 2021. The sessions form part of...

Participatory Budgeting Project - PB Vote is Open!

Fri 30th April 2021

Participatory Budgeting Project - PB Vote is Open!

The Participatory Budgeting Project based in America has just opened its own PB process. If you are a supporter (subscriber to their mailing list) you can have a direct say on how a portion of thei...

PB Youth Accelerator!

Tue 27th April 2021

PB Youth Accelerator!

Lots of new materials have been added to the PB Youth Accelerator Website including this latest blog by Jez Hall which explores how we can accelerate youth participation through PB and the importan...

Open Government Network wants your ideas!

Mon 12th April 2021

Open Government Network wants your ideas!

The NI Open Government Network, in partnership with Collaboration for Change, is looking for your ideas for how government in Northern Ireland could be more open, transparent and accountable. The...

Help us Join the Dots

Thu 18th February 2021

Help us Join the Dots

Collaboration for Change (CfC) are inviting you to help put the CfC vision into practice through the 'Joining the Dots' PB process. The crowd fund approach to growing the 'Joining the Dots' PB Pot ...

Young People Taking the Lead

Mon 14th December 2020

Young People Taking the Lead

Young people across Derry and Strabane are set to benefit from a range of exciting new projects in the new year, as the winners of the YOUth Making it Happen Participatory Budget (PB) scheme were a...

Sharing the power of PB!

Fri 27th November 2020

Sharing the power of PB!

PB Works has had some great opportunities to share our learning of all thing Participatory Budgeting this week. On Monday 23 November 2020, Louise O'Kane together with Michelle Markey, Community Pl...

PB Crowd Funder - your chance to get involved

Fri 27th November 2020

PB Crowd Funder - your chance to get involved

Collaboration for Change have some exciting news! They are launching their first crowd funder to raise a pot of money which will be shared through a participatory budgeting process - you can find ...

Tak£500 PB Animation

Tue 20th October 2020

Tak£500 PB Animation

As part of the Tak£500 PB process taking place in the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area this fantastic animation has been developed to explain how easy it is to get involve...

YOUth Making It Happen! Extended Time!

Wed 14th October 2020

YOUth Making It Happen! Extended Time!

The deadline for #YouthMakingitHappen has been extended until 23 October 2020 in light of the ongoing implications of COVID-19 and restrictions experienced across the Derry City and Strabane Distri...

In conversation with Stephanie Grimm from the German PB Website Burgerhaushalt

Wed 14th October 2020

In conversation with Stephanie Grimm from the German PB Website Burgerhaushalt

Jez Hall, Director of Shared Future CIC in Manchester and Louise O'Kane, Planning and Engagement Officer at Community Places - PB Works in Belfast had the opportunity to share their experiences of ...

Tak£ 500 Your Community, your voice, your choice!

Fri 2nd October 2020

Tak£ 500 Your Community, your voice, your choice!

Your community, your voice, your choice!Do you have an idea that you feel would have a positive impact on your community? If so, look no further than the ‘Tak£500’ PB Fund which is led by Arma...

YOUth Making It Happen!

Tue 8th September 2020

YOUth Making It Happen!

An exciting new youth led and designed PB process has launched today across the Derry and Strabane District Council Area. Over the last few months young people from across the city have been involv...

Join us to explore Digital PB approaches

Thu 27th August 2020

Join us to explore Digital PB approaches

Our next PB Learning Workshop will take place on Wednesday 23 September 2020, 2.00 – 3.30 pm. Kelly McBride from The Democratic Society will share her expertise and experience of Planning and S...

Using the Place Standard Tool to generate ideas for PB

Wed 19th August 2020

Using the Place Standard Tool to generate ideas for PB

The Place Standard Tool can help to create conversations and discussion as part of a Participatory Budgeting (PB) process. The tool helps you to think about both the physical and social aspects of ...

Armoy Open Pot

Wed 12th August 2020

Armoy Open Pot

We have added a great new resource - the Glens Healthy Places Impact and Learning Summary. The report details the Armoy Open Pot process which saw the community coming together to pitch 34 creative...

PB helps to create inclusive, empowered, resilient and safe communities

Tue 4th August 2020

PB helps to create inclusive, empowered, resilient and safe communities

Check out this PB video from Scotland which explains what PB is all about and how it can help to create communities which are inclusive, empowered, resilient and safe. The video also includes BSL a...

Community Cash

Thu 23rd July 2020

Community Cash

Do you live in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area? If so, why not take part in the 'Community Cash' Participatory Budgeting project and apply for up to £1,000 to make your community saf...

The power of Participatory Budgeting

Wed 22nd July 2020

The power of Participatory Budgeting

Jennie Dunlop, Community Planning Manager, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council recently shared her thoughts with us on the power of participatory budgeting and how it can address...

People Powered!

Tue 21st July 2020

People Powered!

People Powered is a new Global Hub to support and champion participatory democracy. Its initial flagship programme is the Global Participatory Budgeting Hub which will work towards improving and ex...

Let's Map It!

Mon 20th July 2020

Let's Map It!

We have added a new PB Case Study Mapping function to the website. Now you can find out more about the PB projects near you including useful tips from PB Champions about how they planned and delive...

Creating Community Connections through PB

Thu 9th July 2020

Creating Community Connections through PB

Ruth McNeill from Armoy Community Association recently shared with us her experience of and reflections on the Armoy Open Pot PB process, part of the Glens Healthy Places Initiative.Ruth explained...

PB's role in Post Covid-19 recovery and renewal?

Mon 6th July 2020

PB's role in Post Covid-19 recovery and renewal?

On Thursday 25 June 2020, forty-two participants joined an online zoom-shop to explore how Participatory Budgeting (PB) can help to transform and empower people’s lives in the context of post C...

We want to hear from you!

Wed 20th May 2020

We want to hear from you!

PB Works would like to hear from you about how best we can stay in touch and continue to develop quality participatory budgeting. Please take two minutes to complete this short survey to help us pl...

PB and Digital Democracy

Wed 20th May 2020

PB and Digital Democracy

Nesta have produced a summary of the digital tools available to help democracy thrive during the current pandemic. The blog includes tools to support idea generation, on-line deliberation and votin...

COVID-19 PB Works Response

Thu 30th April 2020

COVID-19 PB Works Response

We are certainly living in unprecedented times and I hope each and everyone of you are staying safe and well and looking out for each other where it is safe to do so. We encourage everyone to follo...

POSTPONED Putting People in the Lead through Quality PB - Locally Led PB

Fri 20th March 2020

POSTPONED Putting People in the Lead through Quality PB - Locally Led PB

Unfortunately, due to the evolving Corona Virus situation we have taken the decision to postpone our forthcoming events. While this is disappointing the priority should now be on staying safe and l...

​Putting People in the lead through Quality Participatory Budgeting

Thu 30th January 2020

​Putting People in the lead through Quality Participatory Budgeting

We are delighted to announce that we have secured Great Ideas funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to put people in the lead through quality PB.The project aims to achieve a ‘quali...

Time for a culture change?

Wed 4th December 2019

Time for a culture change?

Earlier in the year I chatted with Alan Budge from PB Partners about the risks and rewards of mainstreaming PB. Alan noted that examples from all around the globe including Europe, USA and Latin A...

PB INNOVATION LAB

Fri 29th November 2019

PB INNOVATION LAB

At the beginning of November 2019 over 50 people from across a wide range of sectors took part in a PB Innovation Lab, sponsored by the Department for Communities. Over the two-day lab process par...

New Participatory Budgeting Charter for Scotland

Fri 28th June 2019

New Participatory Budgeting Charter for Scotland

A new PB Charter has been developed for Scotland. The charter sets out seven key features designed to make sure that every PB process involves good-quality democratic participation. The seven key f...

Re-Imagining Democracy - You Decide

Tue 2nd April 2019

Re-Imagining Democracy - You Decide

As part of the Imagine Festival fourteen brave individuals pitched their creative ideas to re-imagine democracy! Each hoping for a share of £3000 made courtesy of the Building Change Trust. Ide...

What can PB do for Community Planning?

Mon 25th February 2019

What can PB do for Community Planning?

Thursday, 14 March 2019 10.00 am to 13.00 pm (registration from 9.30 am) Lough Neagh Discovery and Conference Centre, Oxford Island, BT66 6NJPB Works hosted by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavo...

Imagine Democracy - You Decide!

Wed 20th February 2019

Imagine Democracy - You Decide!

Saturday, 30 March 2019 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm Apply for up to £500 to help make the change you want to see in the world.Get involved in a live PB process! In the run-up to and during the Imagine Fe...

Sharing the Learning Event

Mon 3rd December 2018

Sharing the Learning Event

There was a palpable energy in the room at the PB Works 'Sharing the Learning' Event on Wednesday, 28 November 2018. Louise Warde Hunter, Deputy Secretary for Housing and Urban Regeneration, Depart...

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PB PROJECTS

Mon 13th August 2018

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PB PROJECTS

The Participatory Budgeting Works Project is delighted to announce that we will be working with and providing support to: Rathlin Development and Community AssociationNewry, Mourne and Down Dis...

PB AWARENESS RAISING WORKSHOPS

Wed 4th July 2018

PB AWARENESS RAISING WORKSHOPS

PB Works held two Participatory Budgeting workshops during June 2018. The first workshop focused on the role of PB in widening engagement and took a detailed look at the 10 steps to planning a PB ...

Participatory Budgeting Works Launch Event - 14th March

Tue 6th March 2018

Participatory Budgeting Works Launch Event - 14th March

Come along to the Participatory Budgeting Works Launch Event as part of Democracy Day on Wednesday, 14 March 2018 from 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm registration from 1.30 pm . Find out about Participatory...

Belfast Programme Participatory Budgeting Works Project

Mon 5th March 2018

Belfast Programme Participatory Budgeting Works Project

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 develop...

Newry Programme Participatory Budgeting Works Event

Sun 4th March 2018

Newry Programme Participatory Budgeting Works Event

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 develop...