The Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office is inviting churches from all denominations to get involved in a new project exploring different ways of making funding decisions in their communities.
The project, funded by the Scottish Government, will provide training and advice to enable each congregation to host an open event in their area in which local people will decide how to distribute funding to organisations in their community. Local decision making is at the heart of a participatory budgeting process, and this project is intended to enable communities to learn new skills, try them out together and reflect on what they have learned.
The Participatory Budgeting Project is looking for up to 10 congregations across Scotland to work with until March 2017. More information about Participatory Budgeting is available here
If you are interested in being involved or in finding out more, please contact the Scottish Churches Parliamentary Officer Chloe Clemmons on email@example.com or 0131 240 2276.