A new initiative that will get behind local people who want to make sure their area is ready for Community Budgeting.
All In has launched a new initiative that will get behind local people who want to make sure their area is ready for community budgeting. Everyone in Scotland will soon have more say on how local funds are used if we want to, with at least 1% of local government budgets to be allocated via community budgeting by 2021.
Thanks to the Scottish Government’s Aspiring Communities programme, All In – a social enterprise hosted by Glasgow Homelessness Network – will deliver an 18-month programme of free workshops and training to help nine communities get ready for the changes.
Councillor David McDonald, Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council said:
“Community budgeting is central to the City Government’s commitment to put communities at the heart of everything we do – it is an important and exciting way for local people to get involved. This project will make a head-start to help Glasgow’s key communities get briefed about community budgeting, what it means and how to get the most out of it.”
Get Ready, Steady to Go with Community Budgets will initially be delivered in Glasgow’s Thriving Places:
- Priesthill & Househillwood
- Ruchill & Possilpark
- Greater Gorbals Poster (PDF) Leaflet (PDF)
As part of the initiative All In will work with local schools, introducing the ideas behind community budgeting and setting aside £9,000 to be allocated by students.
All In is looking for community champions. If you’ve got some time to volunteer and want to help get your area ready for community budgeting – or just want to know a bit more – we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0141 420 7272