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Participatory Budgeting Case Study: The City of Edinburgh Council and the Leith Neighbourhood Partnership

by The Democratic Society

May 31, 2017

This case study presents the experiences of The City of Edinburgh Council and the LeithNeighbourhood Partnership's use of digital tools as part of the £eith Decidesparticipatory budgeting initiative during Autumn 2016. The initiative encouraged peopleto vote for community projects to receive funding from the £44,184 Community GrantsFund made available by the Leith Neighbourhood Partnership. The Council wassupported by a team from The Democratic Society to select, embed and test a digitaltool. This was provided through the 'Digital Tools for Participatory Budgeting in Scotland'programme, made possible through grant funding from Scottish Government to TheDemocratic Society.