You decide

you decide

You Decide is a programme based on a method called Participatory Budgeting, that enables local people to make decisions on public sector budgets. You, the community, can submit ideas and decide which projects are funded.

Participatory Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a proven method of enabling local people to come together and decide on the allocation of money to benefit the community.

Brent Council is trialling PB under the You Decide banner with two different pots of money: Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) and Carbon Offset fund.

Although each programme is different, PB usually follows these steps:

  1. Criteria for spending the pot of money is set.
  2. Ideas and proposals are submitted by eligible local groups, organisations, businesses or individuals (depending on the criteria) via an applications process.
  3. The community gets together on ‘Decision Day’ to vote on which projects are funded.

The You Decide Carbon Offset Fund (CO2GO) £500k Decision Day will be held on Saturday 29 January 2022.

Brent residents will decide and vote on which projects/initiatives should be funded. Don’t miss your chance to get involved.

The event will be held online on Zoom. To be a part of the decision making you must be a Brent resident aged over 18 years old and register on Eventbrite to attend.

Please note: If there are 4 people in the same household wishing to take part this is accepted; but you must each register individually and on the day be present on Zoom, on 4 separate devices to enable you each to vote. If 4 people attend on 1 device, this will only enable you one vote on that device.

Register to attend the online event on Saturday 29 January 2022.

Pot 1: Carbon reduction measures (£400K)
This event will start at 10:30am - register online

Pot 2: Awareness raising and education (£100K)
This event will start at 2pm - register online

If you wish to find out more information ahead of the You Decide Decision Day then please register to attend a Residents Information Session:

Thursday 20 January at 5:30pm – register online

Wednesday 26 January at 5:30pm – register online

Please contact Youdecide@brent.gov.uk if you need any support or further information.