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What is the Just Transition Green Participatory Budgeting Fund?

The Just Transition PB Fund is an opportunity to ensure that the voices, perspectives and priorities of the local community are heard with £1.5million made available to support eco friendly sustainable projects across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray.

ACVO TSI, Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action, TSI Moray, NESCAN Hub, Money for Moray and Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) are working in partnership to deliver the fund and will be actively engaging with everyone in the region to contribute ideas and be an active part in determining the discussion over community priorities in in relation to our just transition to net zero.

If you want to find out more about the fund, what is meant by a ‘Just Transition’ or how participatory budgeting works, follow the links on this page.


How does Participatory Budgeting work?

 A typical PB process follows the steps outlined in the diagram to the right.

You can find out more information about how the process works from PB Scotland: What is participatory budgeting? and Green Participatory Budgeting in Scotland.



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Aims of the fund:

  • Supporting Scotland’s communities in achieving a Just Transition to net-zero

  • Increasing the awareness and understanding of Climate Change, Just Transitions and associated issues and activities related to the reduction of carbon footprints

  • Encouraging a shift in local attitudes towards climate change/Just Transition, raising awareness through simple messages and the provision of beneficial and desired capital projects

  • Presenting opportunities for people who want to be part of a Just Transition and the climate change solution to turn their sense of joint responsibility into a real purpose

  • Reducing carbon footprints and contributing to the net-zero agenda for Scotland whilst improving the health and wellbeing of both local people and their communities

  • Generating sustainable projects for the benefit of local people and their communities. Projects that can be implemented in a short time, tailored to local peoples’ needs and located where the need is

  • Encouraging creative ideas about local climate change/Just Transition opportunities

  • Encouraging a network of green PB projects that can have a positive measurable effect on the quality of life, carbon footprint and polluting emissions in the North East of Scotland

Handy links & further reading


What is PB: explained in 60 seconds

Learn the in's and out's of Participatory Budgeting in Scotland from this handy guide.

Future Priorities for PB in Scotland

The National Participatory Budgeting Strategic Group has published this framework for the future of participatory budgeting (PB) in Scotland, setting s out shared intentions and ambitions for PB and, looking ahead.

Year 1: Understanding the Just Transition Participatory Budgeting Fund 2022 - YouTube Video