Data

General Issues
Economics
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Location
Gosport
United Kingdom
Links
http://www.safergosport.co.uk/safer-gosport-community-day-history-formally-known-as-have-your-say/
http://www.safergosport.co.uk/youdecidehistory/
Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnjhxas8zYE
Start Date
Ongoing
Yes
Facilitators
No

CASE

YOUdecide Participatory Budgeting in Gosport, England

General Issues
Economics
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Location
Gosport
United Kingdom
Links
http://www.safergosport.co.uk/safer-gosport-community-day-history-formally-known-as-have-your-say/
http://www.safergosport.co.uk/youdecidehistory/
Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnjhxas8zYE
Start Date
Ongoing
Yes
Facilitators
No
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In the English town of Gosport, Hampshire, a participatory budgeting initiative gave community members the chance to democratically engage in the allocation of local funds, ultimately involving 5,000 households.

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Problems and Purpose

Gosport Community Safety Partnership was selected by the Home Office to take part in the Engaged Communities pilot in May 2009 and distributing £20,000 of Home Office funds to the community through a PB process was a compulsory part of the project. Following research and guidance from local PB projects in Southampton and Isle of Wight, the Community Grants model was selected to use in Gosport. An area based approach was also chosen to test out the model, with £10,000 being available for each area. These were based on Police Safer Neighbourhood areas and comprised of approximately 5,000 households.

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  

Hampshire County's 'Have Your Say' Participatory Budgeting 

‘People-Proofed’ Budgets in Herefordshire, England 

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

References 

External Links

http://www.safergosport.co.uk/safer-gosport-community-day-history-formal...

http://www.safergosport.co.uk/from-south-america-to-south-coast-particip... [broken link]

http://www.safergosport.co.uk/youdecidehistory/ 

Gosport Community Engagement Plan 

Notes

Lead Image: YOUDecide https://goo.gl/g6Aw35

Secondary Image: Safer Gosport Community Day https://goo.gl/j1Bgiw