Wed 10th November 2021

Can PB help to put the 'Community' into Community Wealth Building?

Can PB help to put the 'Community' into Community Wealth Building?

PB Works together with Development Trust NI are hosting a joint webinar on Tuesday 23 November 2021 from 12 noon until 2pm. The webinar will explore how participatory budgeting (PB) can put the ‘community’ into Community Wealth Building.

We will draw from experience in Scotland where both community wealth building and PB practice are well established tools for community empowerment.

This will include:

  • North Ayrshire Council’s progress in embedding CWB practices.
  • the renewed commitment to mainstream PB from local and central government in Scotland, meeting and exceeding the target of allocating 1% of local authority budgets via PB.
  • Mainstream PB’s role in recovery and renewal from the pandemic.
  • the recent framework for the future of PB in Scotland developed by the National Strategic PB Group.

The panel and delegates will consider this learning through Q&A and seek to draw out lessons for policy and practice in NI.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Cllr Joe Cullinane, North Ayrshire Council. Joe was appointed Leader of North Ayrshire Council on 30 August 2016 and on 17 May 2017 following a change in administration. Following a Cabinet reshuffle in June 2020, it was agreed that his portfolio would be for matters relating to Community Wealth Building, as well as areas such as the budget and the Ayrshire Growth Deal.
  • Kathleen Glazik, Scottish Government. Kathleen leads the Community Empowerment Team and is a member of the National Strategic PB Group.
  • Elidh Brown, tsi Moray. Elidh is Partnership Development Lead and a member of the National Strategic PB Group.
  • Louise O'Kane, Community Places and PB Works. Planner and Head of Engagement at Community Places which is the co-ordinating body for the Participatory Budgeting Works project.

Save your spot now for PB & Community Wealth Building, Tuesday 23rd November