Participatory Budgeting

Participatory budgeting can help engage people in local democracy.

crowd at participatory budgeting event

Digital Democracy, Crowdsourcing & Participatory Budgeting

VocalEyes is a platform and stakeholder engagement process designed for modern day community organising utilising innovative online tools enabling digital democracy, crowdsourcing and participatory budgeting.

Digital Democracy Crowdsourcing Participatory Budgeting
Prioritise ideas Pledge to projects Transparent transactions

Who is it for?

VocalEyes is a service for those with responsibility for budgets that have an obligation for citizen engagement, openness and transparency. Ensuring people are engaged in participatory budgeting through a process of democratic deliberation, decision-making and participatory democracy. Examples being:

Councillor budgets Community precepts  Community benefit funds Grant funded projects

Screenshots

Screenshot: Participatory budgeting linking to evidence of need (popular ideas and projects).

Screenshot: Participatory budgeting linking to evidence of need (popular ideas and projects).

If you’d like to find out more about participatory budgeting and digital democracy, please do get in touch.

Would you like to:

  • Raise your profile in community?
  • Be seen to be engaging and organising?
  • Better understand priorities within your community?
  • Be quicker to respond to public need in an an ongoing conversation with residents?
  • Provide more evidence of need for initiatives that need funding?
  • Raise awareness of budgets available for local improvement and purchase being made?
  • Engage more young people?
  • Harness crowdsourcing to help local residents co-create both local community plans and identify demand for projects?
  • Create links with more active members of community?
  • Better understand online platforms and mobile apps and how they can assist in this process?
  • Do more to help and educate communities on how they can help themselves, especially in the light of budget cuts?

Screenshot: Idea suggestion, rating, debating and prioritisation

Screenshot: Idea suggestion, rating, debating and prioritisation


Screenshot: Pledging commitment to Projects and crowdsourcing.

Screenshot: Pledging commitment to Projects and crowdsourcing.

We provide ongoing support to all our clients

VocalEyes training

Service overview;

  • Monthly face to face and remote training sessions
  • Ongoing support and online resources.
  • Access to the platform with budgeting, crowdsourcing and stakeholder engagement functions
  • Customisable reports
  • Training and support for volunteers to engage in community organising
  • Technical support
  • Participation in the ongoing development of the platform