Participatory Budgeting Toolkit

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Use this toolkit to find out how to plan a participatory budgeting project with young people in formal or informal settings, whether you have one hour or a number of sessions. Both English and Welsh versions available in the download.



This Toolkit introduces participatory budgeting and sets out a rights-based rationale for why it can be good for young people. Participatory budgeting represents an opportunity for young people to get involved in making decisions about how to spend the budgets that affect them. It goes beyond being a ‘tool’ and can represent a cultural shift in how you consider and act upon the rights of young people in budgetary decisions.

Planning frameworks
Shown below is how this resource maps against the PFEG Financial Education Planning Frameworks.

This is a guide as to how to set up a process involving young people rather than a set of educational materials per se. Young people engaged in the process will undoubtedly learn much about budgeting for themselves and the citizenship aspects of money but even this will be totally dependent on the direction the process takes, the input at training sessions and the contribution each individual makes. In order to make it a personal finance resource there needs to be the opportunity provided to draw parallels between the participatory budgeting process and the personal budgeting process.

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