Data

General Issues
Economics
Health
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Food & Nutrition
Location
Isle of Wight
United Kingdom
Scope of Influence
name:scope_of_influence-key:citytown
Links
https://www.iow.gov.uk/council/committees/mod-council/24-2-10/Cabinet%20Reports/04%20-%20Cllr%20Dawn%20Cousins.pdf
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Targeted Demographics
Youth
Facilitators
No
Decision Methods
Voting
If Voting
Preferential Voting

CASE

'Up2U' Youth Participatory Budgeting on Healthy Eating on the Isle of Wight, UK

General Issues
Economics
Health
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Food & Nutrition
Location
Isle of Wight
United Kingdom
Scope of Influence
name:scope_of_influence-key:citytown
Links
https://www.iow.gov.uk/council/committees/mod-council/24-2-10/Cabinet%20Reports/04%20-%20Cllr%20Dawn%20Cousins.pdf
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Targeted Demographics
Youth
Facilitators
No
Decision Methods
Voting
If Voting
Preferential Voting
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On the Isle of Wight, a participatory budgeting program known as UP2U began in Freshwater and Totland in order to engage youth in deciding which healthy eating projects to direct funds toward, allowing them to learn about both democratic decision-making and healthier lifestyles.

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Problems and Purpose

The Department for Communities and Local Government sponsored an Isle of Wight participatory budgeting pilot, UP2U. £20,000 was offered for children and young people in Freshwater and Totland to fund local projects. These projects aimed to improve the health and eating habits of the children and young people in the area. The UP2U Awards Event was digitally interactive, each member of the public was issued a personal voting keypad which they used in order to cast their vote for their favourite local project. UP2U gave young people a chance to make a difference to their own health and lifestyles, and to help others in the future to make the same improvements.

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  

YOUdecide Participatory Budgeting in Gosport, England 

‘People-Proofed’ Budgets in Herefordshire, England 

Corby's Participatory Budgeting on Community Safety (Northamptonshire, UK) 

References 

External Links

https://www.iwight.com/council/committees/mod-council/24-2-10/Cabinet%20...

https://pbnetwork.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/YLB-Dulverton-Report...

Notes

Lead Image: Isle of Wight Youth https://goo.gl/1iNErY