Data

General Issues
Economics
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Citizenship & Role of Citizens
Location
Carlisle
Cumbria
United Kingdom
Scope of Influence
name:scope_of_influence-key:citytown
Links
https://goo.gl/Z1DH6W
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Targeted Demographics
Low-Income Earners
Facilitators
No

CASE

Community Empowerment through Participatory Budgeting in Carlisle, UK

General Issues
Economics
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Citizenship & Role of Citizens
Location
Carlisle
Cumbria
United Kingdom
Scope of Influence
name:scope_of_influence-key:citytown
Links
https://goo.gl/Z1DH6W
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Targeted Demographics
Low-Income Earners
Facilitators
No

In order to empower local communities in the city of Carlisle (UK), participatory budgeting pilot projects started in Harraby and Longtown, allowing residents to engage in democratic decision-making regarding the allocation of local resources.

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Problems and Purpose

In 2009, Carlisle City Council secured between £8/9k worth of funding from the Cumbria Improvement and Efficiency Project for the 'Community Empowerment Pilots' as part of a wider Stronger Communities project. The pilots ran in Harraby and Longtown in conjunction with the National Participatory Budgeting unit. The Council wanted to ensure that local people had greater opportunities to have their say in the design and delivery of council services. 

Background History and Context

Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities

Participant Recruitment and Selection 

Methods and Tools Used 

This initiative uses participatory budgeting, an increasingly common method of democratic innovation broadly described as "a decision-making process through which citizens deliberate and negotiate over the distribution of public resources." There are many benefits associated with participatory budgeting including increased civic and democratic education; increased government transparency; and an increased opportunity for participation by historically marginalized populations [1]

What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects 

Analysis and Lessons Learned 

See Also

Participatory Budgeting  

Participatory Budgeting in Cumbria, UK 

Hampshire County's 'Have Your Say' Participatory Budgeting 

Frodsham Participatory Budgeting (Cheshire, UK) 

References 

External Links

County Council Meeting Notes 2009: https://goo.gl/Z1DH6W

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Carlisle-estate-project-hailed-a-succe...

Community Overview and Scrutiny Panel Report  

Notes

Lead Image: Carlisle Project https://goo.gl/3vNnXd