Participatory Budgeting and Grant Making is a new FREE SCQF Level 5 online course
Participatory Budgeting and Grant Making is a new FREE SCQF Level 5 online course which aims to support young people and community activists to be involved in national and local decisions on services and budgets. Participants will be expected to undertake around 30-40 hours of self-directed study to complete the course. The course has been developed in partnership between YouthLink Scotland, COSLA, Young Scot, the Democratic Society, Homeless Network Scotland, Glasgow Young Movers and the Scottish Centre for Community Development to support the sector and young people involved in PB. There are no formal entry requirements for the course, just an interest in supporting communities.
This course is particularly suited to those with have a keen interest in supporting communities. They will explore what Participatory Budgeting and Grant Making is, the backgrounds of both and the benefits and impact the processes have on community and individuals. The course will help participants explore ways to improve their own practice and experiences for others in the future. Participants will develop the skills to bring people together at local level through face-to-face events and how to take an innovative approach to budgeting. They will also develop skills in how to create empowered and resilient communities, and how to tackle poverty by sharing opportunities and power more equally.
See https://www.fife.ac.uk/courses/search-all-courses/onpbg5/ for enrolment instructions.