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We want anyone, anywhere
to have ready access to, and influence over,
public expenditure decisions.
Mobile phone ownership is ubiquitous. Smart phone ownership is quickly becoming the norm. Mobile based civic engagement is the most accessible way to maximize participation.
Because we want everyone everywhere to have access, we’re removed cost as barrier to entry by making BudgetAllocator easily the most affordable participatory budgeting application on the market.
With Budget Allocator you can set up your budget consultation and launch it in a matter of minutes. We don’t need to be involved at all, which means we aren’t going to hold you up.
Participatory budgeting directly involves local peoplein making decisions about the public moneybeing spent in their community.
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 community groups and 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? .
A reliable hosted service.A simple and sensible experience for your community.Unrestricted community participation.
Calculate changes to personal taxation amounts to make the financial impact of budget selections transparent to each individual.
Describe the specific impact of each budget selection on the quality and quantity of public services.
Visual and text indicators let your community know exactly how they are tracking in achieving a balanced budget.
We've taken all of the pain out of participatory budgeting software.Have your project up and running in three simple steps.
We’ll give you access to your very own Budget Allocator site right away.
Teach yourself to use the software by loading up your very first budget.
Hit the launch button to send your consultation live.
Read about the success other organisations like yours have had using Budget Allocator to engage their community about complex public expenditure and budgeting problems.
A thoughtful online and offline participatory budgeting strategy helped Port Macquarie-Hastings Council rekindle its community’s trust. “We’ve never had a
Halifax Tax was established to support Halifax Regional Municipality’s “Shape your Budget” community engagement program. The Halifax Tax Budget Allocator
The Funbobulator was created by Wagga Wagga Council in regional NSW to gather input about playgrounds Wagga Wagga City Council
The Robin Hood project was a participatory budgeting process that helped Council to choose between several dozen proposed community development
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Examples of participatory budgeting are becoming more and more common as Governments gradually embrace transparency.
Participatory budgeting in Hamburg was introduced in 2006 by city politician Rüdiger Kruse, Christian Democratic Party spokesman for finance and the environment in the hope that it would address the
Participatory Budgeting in Toronto public housing has been used to help deliver trust, empowerment and new stoves! Since 2001, the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) has used a participatory budgeting
North America’s first municipal participatory budgeting in Chicago was used to allocate $1.3m infrastructure budget In 2009, residents of the diverse 49th Ward of Chicago collaborated to determine how best