Budget Ballot makes it easy for organisations to run participatory budgeting projects.
It helps manage the process, from running a call for submissions through to promoting an event or running a voting process. It uses participants’ networks on the web to help people tell each other about the projects that they want to make happen.
Participatory Budgeting (PB) can be expensive and time consuming; promoting it, facilitating events and finding a time when everyone can be there. Budget Ballot takes the best things about offline PB events and takes it online. Budget Ballot can also be used alongside physical PB events.
Budget Ballot is a tool that Councils can use to run Community Budgets. A Community Budget is a pot of money allocated for use in a particular area or community. Members of the community can then submit ideas for how this money is spent, and then vote on which they want to make happen.