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 three priority areas across Aberdeen are invited to bid for a share of funding for projects that benefit local people.

Aberdeen City Council has committed funding: 

  • Up to £20,000 for projects in Torry.
  • £20,000 for projects in Northfield, Middlefield, Cummings Park, Heathryfold and Mastrick.
  • £20,000 for projects in Seaton, Tillydrone and Woodside.


Members of the community will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite projects at special events being held in each locality in March 2019.


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