Participatory Budgeting

SOAS Students' Union will be introducing Participatory Budgeting in 2018! 

The aims of participatory budgeting are:

  • To support student projects and initiatives

  • To provide and develop opportunities for all students

  • To give platform to alternative and critical ideas

Participatory budgeting provides opportunities for students to initiate and gain funding for projects. The fundamental aim for participatory budgeting is to open-up the Students’ Union budget and to raise the profile of student initiatives. Participatory Budgeting is ultimately about providing students with opportunities to engage meaningfully with our community.

This year instead of having students bid and vote within an open meeting for funding from the Students’ Union, we will be establishing an online procedure. This is to provide more students with the opportunity to apply for and access the funding they need for their projects. In addition, the Students’ Union will not be fully funding student projects, but will agree to match student fundraising up to £800.

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If you have any questions, please get in touch with Nisha Phillipps, co-president Democracy & Education on np40@soas.ac.uk

This webpage was last updated on: 08 Dec 2017 17:47