Dumfries & Galloway's Participatory Budget is focussed on tackling poverty by supporting people and families, who are in or about to fall into poverty, to 'make ends meet' in relation to household or living costs, whilst also tackling the causes and effects of child poverty https://www.dumgal.gov.uk/article/17630/Participatory-budgeting
Dumfries & Galloway has a large geographic area meaning they have decided to run their process slightly differently! Their voting process is currently live.
Annie Cook speaks to Colin Freeman, Community Empowerment Manager for Participatory Budgeting about his experiences running Participatory Budgeting in Dumfries & Galloway. (Interview over Skype) Available on Creative Commons licence. Music by Hamish Cook (copyright for music, all rights reserved).