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.

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 are we 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 and Eskdale










Applications are now open for grants of between £100 and £5,000 and the closing date for the submission of the project proposals is midnight on Friday 31 January 2020. Full details of all of the application process and guidance notes are included within the Application Form which you can download below.

2019/20 Application

Further information

For more information, please e-mail the Tackling Poverty and Inequalities Team on or call 01387 260 243

Page last updated: 02/12/2019
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