Participatory budgeting directly involves community members in making decisions about the allocation of public money.
Participatory budgeting exposes the community to both the complexity and competitiveness of the budgeting process. It is therefore educational as well as empowering.
The central objective of participatory budgeting is to ensure a better match between community expectations of public services and the actual expenditure on, and delivery of, those services.
Exposure to the difficult process of making choices between projects and services with equal merit may help the community to buy-in to either lower service levels or, in some cases, higher taxes.
Participatory budgeting is regularly used by governments around the world to prioritize local spending.
Maybe you’re trying to work out which community advocated projects to fund out of your small grants program.
Maybe you’re trying to work out how to get the books balanced and need to cut spending, increase your tax base, or a bit of both.
Maybe you’re trying to decide between a few really big ticket community infrastructure projects – a new library, a new swimming pool? .
Read about the success other organisations like yours have had using Budget Allocator.
A thoughtful online and offline participatory budgeting strategy helped Port Macquarie-Hastings Council rekindle its community’s trust. “We’ve never had a
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The Robin Hood project was a participatory budgeting process that helped Council to choose between several dozen proposed community development
Participatory budgeting software that is secure, accessible, mobile and affordable while always being pleasure to administer and fun to use.
Calculate changes to personal taxation amounts to make the personal financial impacts of budget selections transparent to each individual.
Describe the specific impact of each budget selection on the quality and/or quantity of public facilities and services.
Visual and text indicators let your community know exactly how they are tracking in achieving a balanced budget.
Mobile phone ownership is ubiquitous and mobile civic engagement is the most accessible way to maximize participation.
We’ve removed cost as barrier to entry by making BudgetAllocator the most affordable participatory budgeting application around.
BudgetAllocator is so easy to use that you can set up your budget consultation and launch it in a matter of minutes.
We'll happily set up a "sandpit" site for you to explore so that you can decide if BudgetAllocator is right for your organisation.