Participatory budgeting

Participatory budgeting (PB) is a process where local people directly decide how to spend part of a public budget in the community they live.

Most PB projects follow a similar process; a pot of money is identified, residents (you) or local groups suggest spending ideas/needs, delegates e.g. Aberdeen City Council or a similar organisation develop proposals based on these ideas, residents will then vote on these proposals, and the most popular options are implemented.

Aberdeen City Council’s PB programme is known locally as UDECIDE.

Current PB projects

Community groups in four priority areas across Aberdeen are invited to bid for a share of funding worth £70,000 for projects that benefit local people.

Aberdeen City Council and Fairer Aberdeen have committed funding for projects in:

  • £15,000 for projects in Torry.
  • £15,000 for projects in Northfield, Middlefield, Cummings Park, Heathryfold and Mastrick.
  • £15,000 for projects in Seaton, Tillydrone and Woodside.
  • £25,000 for projects in George Street, Castlehill, Pittodrie and the city centre.

If you think you have an idea for a project that will benefit one of these communities then download an application form for your area below:


Northfield, Middlefield, Cummings Park, Heathryfold and Mastrick

Seaton, Tillydrone and Woodside

George Street, Castlehill, Pittodrie and City Centre

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 31 January 2018.

Voting days will take place next year where members of the community will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite projects and winning bids will be announced.

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