Data

General Issues
Economics
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Public Amenities
Location
Crook
County Durham
United Kingdom
Scope of Influence
name:scope_of_influence-key:citytown
Links
https://pbnetwork.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/PB-Network-Booklet-Sept-2015.pdf
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Facilitators
No

CASE

'It's Up 2 U £500K': Participatory Budgeting in Durham County, UK

General Issues
Economics
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Public Amenities
Location
Crook
County Durham
United Kingdom
Scope of Influence
name:scope_of_influence-key:citytown
Links
https://pbnetwork.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/PB-Network-Booklet-Sept-2015.pdf
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Facilitators
No
The following entry is a stub. Please help us complete it. click for more info

In 2013, Durham County Council initiated a project known as "It's Up 2 U £500K", giving local residents the opportunity to collaborate and decide where to direct the funds in their budget, hoping to allow them a say over local issues and increase their democratic engagement.

Note: the following entry is a stub. Please help us complete it.

Problems and Purpose

Durham County Council, in partnership with 3 Towns Partnership, set aside £500,000 of capital funding for projects within 1.5 miles of Crook town centre. Durham County Council asked not-for-profit organisations for capital project ideas that would improve community facilities in the area, such as community facility improvements/refurbishments, extensions or community land improvements, such as playgrounds, parks and sporting facilities.

‘It’s Up 2 U £500K’ gave local people the chance to vote on a range of projects to decide, which should receive funding. The aim was to help people to have control over what happens in their area and give them a say on the things that matter.

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 

Frodsham Participatory Budgeting (Cheshire, UK) 

References 

External Links

https://pbnetwork.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/PB-Network-Booklet-S...

https://pbnetwork.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Durham-Presentation-...

Notes

Lead Image: https://goo.gl/qcXCiV