Decision details

Community Initiatives Fund and Participatory Budgeting pilots in area forums - evaluation and recommendations

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Deputy Chief Executive/Director of Corporate Services presented a review of the pilot process for allocating Community Initiatives Funds (CIF) via participatory budgeting. The pilots took place for Oxton Prenton and Bidston Claughton area forums. Findings indicated that this process was a viable way of allocating funding and it was recommended that, with some modifications and improvements, the pilot be extended and this method rolled out to other forum areas, with the option for forums to adopt different models of operation appropriate to the area.


The Cabinet Member for Community and Customer Engagement moved a recommendation, duly seconded, and it was –


Resolved - That


(1)  Cabinet recommends all Area Forums to adopt the participatory budgeting model for the purposes of allocating community initiatives fund;


(2)  Cabinet suggests Area Forums adopt the participatory model they believe best suits the circumstances within their localty;


(3)  the Area Forum Chairs Group be charged with co-ordinating and monitoring the models used for purposes of the identification and spreading of good practice; and


(4)  the participatory budgeting method of allocating CIF be branded as ‘Funds For You’

Publication date: 24/03/2009

Date of decision: 19/03/2009

Decided at meeting: 19/03/2009 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/04/2009

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