Participatory budgets

2023/24 Youth Participatory Budgeting

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Help with participatory budgets

Current phase


Participatory budgets phases



A total of £198,377 is available to local organisations, split between the following funding pots:

  • £60,000 to support Youth projects. Applications up to £1000.
  • £108,377 to support Locality projects. Applications up to £1000.
  • £30,000 from UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Partnership applications up to £5000. 

You may only apply to the Youth or Locality PB to increase opportunities for more projects to be funded.

Further information on this year's funds, criteria and themes

Apply now!


Applications are now open for Youth PB (up to £1000)!

To begin your application, click the 'Submit a project application' button and begin your application.

You can save and return to your application to continue making changes until the application closing date on Monday 11th September. Please ensure that you have read and understood the criteria for the fund you are applying for.

If you are also applying for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund PB, we have produced a template working agreement to help define the roles of the different partners in the application, which you can download here.

For detailed guidance on how to log in and apply, click here

Application review


Thank you to everyone who has submitted an application!

Applications have now closed, and are now being reviewed ahead of the youth vote opening on the Young Scot website in November.

All applications are checked by volunteer community reviewers, who read all applications to ensure they meet the relevant 'Essential Criteria' and 'What We Will Not Fund'. Any applications that don't meet the criteria will not progress to the vote. 

We may contact you during this period to confirm information or ask for additional information, so please keep checking your inbox (and junk/spam folders!) just in case. 

All applicants will be notified via email once the status of their application has been confirmed. 

Voting projects


Vote now on Young Scot!


Voting has been temporarily paused and will resume shortly

Look out for more information


It's the exciting bit: voting for Youth PB is now live on Young Scot!

To make sure that young people are making the decisions on which projects matter most to them, the vote for Youth PB is only open to 8-25 year olds.

You'll need a Young Scot Card number to be able to vote: follow the link below to cast your vote!

If you need support to vote as a young person, please get in touch using 




Click on the link to see results

See the results here

Youth PB

  • Arran £4,971
  • Garnock Valley £8,433
  • Irvine £16,520
  • Kilwinning £6,631
  • North Coast £9,755
  • Three Towns £13,689

Budget investments' proposals located geographically

Find out more about participatory budgeting

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process that gives local people the power to decide how public sector money is spent. This can be by deciding on how grants are distributed; having a say in how services work in an area; and ultimately influencing decisions at a local authority level by voting on projects that communities would like to see happen in their local area. You can find out more about PB in Scotland here: