Participatory budgeting 2022/23 programme

Participatory budgeting 2022/23 programme

Our latest participatory budgeting programme is now open for applications.

Our Voice Our Choice Our City is giving the people of Newport, an opportunity to apply for funding to make Newport a safer, stronger, greener place to live, work and visit.

Newport City Council and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board have made £300,000 available to be spent on projects to be delivered in Newport by local groups and organisations.

This money will be allocated through a process known as Participatory Budgeting. Participatory Budgeting, which comes from Brazil, allows local people vote directly on which projects they want to see funded.


All projects must address one or more of the key themes:

  1. Building safer, stronger and more resilient communities
  2. Improving people’s health, wellbeing and independence
  3. Reducing inequalities, tackling disadvantage and supporting our most vulnerable people
  4. Tackling the climate and nature emergency, through climate action and protecting and enhancing biodiversity.
  5. Making Newport a better place to live, work and visit

The closing date for applications to be received is 5pm on Friday 16th December.

If you have a project that meets our criteria, you can apply for up to £10,000 for a single application or up to £15,000 for three separate applications.

You can access the form by clicking here.

You can find details of your local member here 

For more information or to be kept updated please contact us on:

[email protected] or 01633 235207

Project principles

Building social capital and community wealth – projects should strengthen social ties and networks, building community resilience and promoting trust and co-operation

Social action – projects should bring people together to improve lives and solve problems that are important to their communities

Evidence and outcome based – projects should evidence they are needed, based on the key themes identified, and have clear and measurable outcomes

Preventative and long-term – projects should focus on approaches which prevent a problem from getting worse, and address the root causes of problems

Collaboration – projects should involve communities and encourage partnership and joint ways of working

Equality and inclusion – projects should be inclusive, accessible and aim to address identified inequalities of outcome

Additionality – projects should not duplicate existing Covid-19 support provision, but seek to fill gaps


Newport City Council is working in partnership with Mutual Gain, who are specialists in co-production, and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board on this programme.