Participatory Budgeting for Churches: What It Is and How To Get Involved

Find out all about Partipatory Budgeting and how your church can get involved at an information event on Saturday 19 August.

What is Participatory Budgeting?

  • – a way for local people to make financial decisions for their area
  • – a way for the church to be at the heart of community transformation

How could your church get involved?

In early 2017 the Church of Scotland received funding from the Scottish Government Community Choices Fund to enable a group of churches to learn about Participatory Budgeting (PB) and host an event to distribute funds in their own community.

PB is a democratic form of decision making that empowers local communities to take financial decisions. By encouraging people to get involved in decision making in their communities, PB also deepens democracy. A total of £20,000 was distributed to the four churches that were part of the project and from this 28 community projects were funded. Find out more about the project here.

This event will include:

  • An introduction to Participatory Budgeting (PB)
  • A chance to hear from congregations who have hosted PB events – reflecting on the opportunities and challenges of being at the heart of community transformation
  • Case studies exploring different ways of doing PB


Gorbals Parish Church, 1 Errol Gardens, Glasgow, G4 0RA

Date and Time:

Saturday 19 August from 10am – 2pm

For your free ticket, click here


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