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Participatory budgeting

Initially developed in Brazil, participatory budgeting (PB) is recognised internationally as a way for local people to have a direct say in how, and where, public funds can be used to address local requirements. Different PB models exist, although it normally involves members of the community deciding through a voting process how to spend part of the budget of a public agency such as a local authority.

View the South Ayrshire Participatory Budgeting video.

Troon and villages 'decision days'

Two Decision Days have been held to date in Troon Walker Hall, on the 25th of June 2016 and 25th of February 2017.

54 groups have taken part to date and received funding to run projects across the locality.

View a full list of groups and projects:

View photos from the day.

Prestwick and villages 'decision days'

Two decision days have been held to date in Prestwick Academy, on the 10th September 2016 and 18th March 2017:

View photos from the day.

June 2017 decision day:

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