Join the Dots
Participatory Budgeting


Voting information

Collaboration for Change (CfC) and partners are delighted to invite you to be part of our first, and totally digital, Participatory Budgeting (PB) process called, Join the Dots.


CfC is a collective of organisations and individual activists who are working alongside each other for the Common Good.  We wish to create open spaces for shared learning, peer support, practical hope and wise collaboration.  Find out more about CfC and our Declaration for the Common Good.

Most of us would welcome some support for what we are doing and to be able to work with others. So…


Do you have an Idea that can help Create Connections?


The theme for this project is 'Creating Connections'.


You could Create Connections by bringing new folk together to work on an idea for the common good and then, together, bid for funds for you to deliver that idea OR You could work on an idea that itself will Create new Connections and bring folk together for the common good.

A bit about PB and Join the Dots

Put at side of home page when ready to go:

OPEN NOW! Join the Dots 

Who can submit a bid?

  • Are you 8 years old and over? If you are aged between 8 and 17 years you will need an adult signature to support your idea.

  • Individuals or groups can submit an idea.

  • Groups do not have to be constituted.

  • A maximum of 2 bids can be submitted from each individual or group.

  • Schools can submit an idea if they are clearly supporting young people in having control of the idea.

  • The money can be used to top-up resources already secured to deliver your idea.

About the Voting Process

  • Voting will open on-line at the end of October 2021.

  • Voting will be open for 2 weeks.

  • More information will be shared about the voting process once voting opens.

  • Winning ideas will be announced at the beginning of November via email and on the CfC website.

How to apply

  • The process opens on 23 August 2021 for 5 weeks.

  • The on-line form and your PITCH must be completed by 30 September.

  • Your pitch will be uploaded to our website for voters to view and help them decide how to use their votes. The pitch, which should be a video no more than 2 minutes long, is a way for you to sell your idea to voters.  The pitch doesn't need to be submitted at the same time as the bid form but you need to have it submitted by 30 September.


If you have any questions or need more information or help about the pitch, how to apply, or the PB process itself, please come along to one of the online information sessions in September (dates will be posted soon); check our FAQ page; or contact us at, or on any of the following numbers: 078-3470-7496; 075-1175-1388;