Participatory Budgeting: Your Community, Your Money, You Decide!

Your Community, Your Money, You Decide! is the third phase of Tackling Poverty through Participatory Budgeting (PB) Funding which is specifically designed to give people the opportunity to make decisions on funding for anti-poverty projects within their local area. We want to ensure that local people and communities are at the heart of our decision making. Together we we'll be able to achieve more and better outcomes for our local communities through PB.

2019/20 Voting Events

How it works

We are introducing Participatory Budgeting for 1% of our budget to let local communities directly influence spending decisions in their areas.

We will do this by:

  • working with people in your community to identify local priorities
  • generating solutions to meet local priorities
  • choosing the most popular solutions

What we are doing in 2019/2020

PB Funding Phase 3 Tackling Poverty - Your Community, Your Money, You Decide!

£200,000 of Tackling Poverty Through Participatory Budgeting Funding is being made available for projects developed by community groups which will help to meet all of the following outcomes: 

  • Rural isolation particularly rural transport
  • Fuel poverty
  • Food and eating
  • Financial Planning and Wellbeing Courses
  • Developing hands on experience and new life skills through employment, peer group engagement and volunteering

The total funding pot available for each of our areas is detailed below:


Amount Allocated

Annandale & Eskdale










Applications are now closed for grants of between £100 and £5,000 - the final date for submitting project proposals was Friday 31 January 2020.

Public Voting Events - Dates, Times & Locations

This year we are offering more opportunities for everyone over the age of 12 to vote in person at all of the following Public Voting Events.  Please see below details of each of the applications within our four Areas who are applying for funding this year:


PB Online Voting

We also have a new website this year which offers you the chance to vote online.  Please access the link below which will take you to the site.  All you need to do is complete a simple registration process then vote for three organisations which you wish to choose within your local Area.

Visit our PB Voting site

Voting is open from 9:00am on Saturday 29 February 2020 and will close at midnight on Saturday 4 April 2020.

You can choose to vote either through the online voting website above or by voting in in person at one of the PB Voting Events within your local area (Wigtownshire, Stewartry, Nithsdale or Annandale & Eskdale).  You cannot vote more than once in this process.


Ward No. & Name


Time of Event
(refreshments will be provided)

29 February 2020

1 Stranraer &
The Rhins

Stranraer Academy

11:00am - 2:30pm

29 February 2020

3 Dee & Glenkens

Kirkcudbright Academy

11:00am - 2:30pm

7 March 2020

2 Mid Galloway &
Wigtown West

Douglas Ewart High School
Newton Stewart

11:00am - 2:30pm

7 March 2020

4 Castle Douglas &

Castle Douglas Primary School
Castle Douglas

11:00am - 2:30pm

14 March 2020

5 Abbey

Dalbeattie Learning Campus

11:00am - 2:30pm

14 March 2020

7 Mid & Upper

Sanquhar Academy

11:00am - 2:30pm

21 March 2020

6 North West Dumfries

North West Community Campus

11:00am - 2:30pm

21 March 2020

8 Lochar
9 Nith

St. Joseph's College

11:00am - 2:30pm

28 March 2020

10 Annandale South

Annan Academy

11:00am - 2:30pm

28 March 2020

11 Annandale North

Lockerbie Academy

11:00am - 2:30pm

4 April 2020

12 Annandale East &

Langholm Academy

11:00am - 2:30pm

Further information

For more information, please e-mail the Tackling Poverty and Inequalities Team on or call 01387 260243.

Page last updated: 28/02/2020
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