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Participatory Budgeting Initiative

Partick and Thornwood Ideas Fund

Partick and Thornwood Ideas Fund is a Participatory Budgeting (PB) initiative funded by the Scottish Government Investing in Communities fund. PB is a democratic way for local people to have a direct say on how public money is spent in their community. The following video explain how it works:

Residents (individuals or groups) can apply to fund an idea that will the local area and grants range from £150 to £1,000. Ideas are limitless but must benefit the local community. And in turn residents can cast three votes for their favourite ideas. A steering group led by Annexe Communities was formed in 2020 consisting of representatives of community councils, local churches, residents and Partick Housing Association. The group decides on the format and process of each round of funds – ensuring applications are accessible to all who are eligible.

The 28th of September saw the close of voting for the Autumn launch of the Partick and Thornwood Ideas Fund. The September round of funding received 18 eligible applications and 760 residents participated in voting for the projects they would like to see funded. 13 projects were ultimately successful and will share the £10,000 funding pot.

Autumn 2021 Voting Results (PDF)

Spring 2022 Timeline (PDF)

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