Data

General Issues
Economics
Arts, Culture, & Recreation
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Funding
Location
Scotland
United Kingdom
Scope of Influence
City/Town
Links
Participatory Budgeting Case Study: Fife Council
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Time Limited or Repeated?
A single, defined period of time
Purpose/Goal
Develop the civic capacities of individuals, communities, and/or civil society organizations
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Approach
Informal engagement by intermediaries with nongovernmental authorities
Spectrum of Public Participation
Involve
Total Number of Participants
1406
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Open to All
General Types of Methods
Deliberative and dialogic process
Collaborative approaches
Direct democracy
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Propose and/or develop policies, ideas, and recommendations
Recruit or select participants
Manage and/or allocate money or resources
Legality
Yes
Facilitators
Yes
Facilitator Training
Trained, Nonprofessional Facilitators
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Both
Information & Learning Resources
Written Briefing Materials
Decision Methods
Voting
If Voting
Preferential Voting
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Public Report
Primary Organizer/Manager
The Democratic Society
Type of Organizer/Manager
National Government
Local Government
Community Based Organization
Funder
Scottish Government
Type of Funder
National Government
Evidence of Impact
Yes
Types of Change
Changes in people’s knowledge, attitudes, and behavior
Changes in civic capacities

CASE

'Oor Bit Fife- Places and Spaces' Participatory Budgeting Case Study: Fife Council

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General Issues
Economics
Arts, Culture, & Recreation
Specific Topics
Budget - Local
Funding
Location
Scotland
United Kingdom
Scope of Influence
City/Town
Links
Participatory Budgeting Case Study: Fife Council
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Time Limited or Repeated?
A single, defined period of time
Purpose/Goal
Develop the civic capacities of individuals, communities, and/or civil society organizations
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Approach
Informal engagement by intermediaries with nongovernmental authorities
Spectrum of Public Participation
Involve
Total Number of Participants
1406
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Open to All
General Types of Methods
Deliberative and dialogic process
Collaborative approaches
Direct democracy
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Propose and/or develop policies, ideas, and recommendations
Recruit or select participants
Manage and/or allocate money or resources
Legality
Yes
Facilitators
Yes
Facilitator Training
Trained, Nonprofessional Facilitators
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Both
Information & Learning Resources
Written Briefing Materials
Decision Methods
Voting
If Voting
Preferential Voting
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Public Report
Primary Organizer/Manager
The Democratic Society
Type of Organizer/Manager
National Government
Local Government
Community Based Organization
Funder
Scottish Government
Type of Funder
National Government
Evidence of Impact
Yes
Types of Change
Changes in people’s knowledge, attitudes, and behavior
Changes in civic capacities

Oor Bit’ is a participatory budgeting initiative that involved a budget of £250,000 being made available to spend, giving locals the opportunity to propose and vote on ideas around a particular issue. Fife Council approved plans at the Cowdenbeath Area Committee meeting in May 2016.