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  • London Borough of Barnet, UK - Budget Simulator

    The London Borough of Barnet in England have used Simulator on a number of occasions between 2007 and 2014 to involve their citizens in the budget setting challenge. Respondents were given the opportunity to prioritise the services they value the most and are educated as they go, on the... More
    Closed 1 February 2008
  • Surrey County Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    Surrey County Council in England used a budget Simulator to involve the public in prioritising the budget for 2008/09. Using Simulator allowed the public to try their hand at being the financial director for the day and have a go at balancing the books, whilst at the same time being educated... More
    Closed 31 May 2008
  • Southwark Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    Southwark Council in England wanted to involve their citizens in the ongoing budget challenge, so used Simulator and asked the public to prioritise the services that they valued the most. More
    Closed 1 November 2013
  • Worcester City Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    Worcester City Council in England used a Budget Simulator to involve their citizens in the ongoing budget consultation. Participants were asked to prioritise the services they valued the most which would help to inform the council as to which services should be maintained or improved, and... More
    Closed 1 November 2013
  • Aberdeenshire Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    Aberdeenshire Council in Scotland used Simulator to involve their citizens in prioritising the budget. Through the use of Simulator they were able to educate their citizens on the difficult trade-offs that needed to be made in order to balance the books. More
    Closed 1 December 2013
  • Province of Alberta, (Tourism, Parks & Recreation) Canada - Priority Simulator

    The government of The Province of Alberta in Canada needed to renew the Alberta sports plan and wanted to involve the public in setting the priorities for the next 10 years. They used a priority Simulator and asked participants to allocate points to the sections of sport they valued the... More
    Closed 1 January 2014
  • The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), UK - Budget Simulator

    Due to an increased demand for skills in the construction industry, CITB expected that there would be a demand for grant funding and training provided by CITB so wanted to find out which services stakeholders would prefer investment to go to. They opted for a Budget Simulator and invited... More
    Closed 1 August 2014
  • Waltham Forest Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    Waltham Forest Council in London, England used a budget Simulator to involve their citizens in the 2014/15 budget challenge. The public were invited to take part in having their say in how the council should allocate the budget, and what services if any should be reduced in order to balance... More
    Closed 31 January 2015
  • Derby City Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    Derby City Council in the UK have used Simulator on a number of occasions to involve their citizens in the ongoing budget challenge. Using a budget Simulator they invited the public to have a go at balancing the books - stepping in to the shoes of the Finance Director for the day and... More
    Closed 30 April 2015
  • Wellington City Council, New Zealand - Budget Simulator

    Wellington City Council in New Zealand used Simulator between 2009 and 2015 to involve their citizens in the ongoing budget challenge, and find out how the public would prioritise services if they were in charge for the day. More
    Closed 1 August 2015
  • Scottish Borders Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    Scottish Borders Council in Scotland used a budget Simulator between 2013 & 2015 to involve their citizens in their ongoing budget challenge. Participants were asked to use Simulator and prioritise which services they favoured the most and therefore would choose not to reduce. In order to... More
    Closed 1 September 2015
  • Shetland Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    Shetland Council in Scotland, UK ran a "Building Budgets" Simulator as they wanted to involve the public in deciding how to allocate the budget for the coming financial year. The Simulator not only represented directly run council services, but also included those jointed delivered by... More
    Closed 6 September 2015
  • North Lanarkshire Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    North Lanarkshire in England used Simulator to share the budget challenge with the public, and ask them which services they prioritise the most. Involving the public in the budget challenge allowed citizens to get a better understanding of the difficult trade-offs that need to be made in... More
    Closed 1 November 2015
  • Hull City Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    Hull City Council in England found themselves facing challenging spending decisions. Given the difficult choices at hand, the Council wanted to ensure its citizens were engaged in the budgeting process so opted to use Simulator and invited their citizens to have a go at balancing the books. ... More
    Closed 14 January 2016
  • Buckinghamshire County Council, UK - Points Simulator

    Buckinghamshire County Council used Simulator to involve the public in devising their Local Transport Plan (LTP), and invited citizens to prioritise the services that they valued the most. More
    Closed 10 August 2016
  • Broxbourne Borough Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    Broxbourne Borough Council in England used Simulator to involve their citizens in setting their budget. Participants could prioritise the services they valued the most, and understand the tough decisions that need to be made to balance the books. More
    Closed 1 November 2016
  • Liverpool City Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    Liverpool City Council needed to make savings of £90 million over a 3 year period, so invited the public to have a go at balancing the budget. The public were asked "Which services do you think we should protect? Which services do you think we could reduce, or stop all together?" ... More
    Closed 1 February 2017
  • City of Darebin, Australia - Budget Simulator

    The City of Darebin in Australia wanted to engage with their community to better understand the priorities of residents, ratepayers and stakeholders and used Simulator to facilitate a better match between community expectations of public services & the expenditure on & delivery of those services.... More
    Closed 1 May 2017
  • Yarra Valley Water Corporation, Australia - Bill Simulator

    Yarra Valley Water corporation in Melbourne, Australia wanted to involve their customers in prioritising services to households & businesses across the region. They used a Bill Simulator and invited their 1.8 million+ customers to take part in prioritising services, with the option to... More
    Closed 1 June 2017
  • South East Water, Australia - Bill Simulator

    South East Water in Melbourne, Australia used a Bill Simulator to involve their customers in the complex process of setting water & sewerage rates for the next 5 years. By using impact statements & embedding information throughout the Simulator participants were educated on how their rates... More
    Closed 1 June 2017
  • The City of Newcastle, Australia - Budget Simulator

    The City of Newcastle in Australia used Simulator to involve their citizens in prioritising 18 council services, allocating funds to the ones that they valued the most. Participants were invited to mock up their own budget simulation and over 319 took part, helping to better inform the final... More
    Closed 1 September 2017
  • East Renfrewshire Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    East Renfrewshire in Scotland used Simulator to involve the public when consulting on the budget. By informing the participant at the point of response, the authority were able to better educate the public on the difficult trade-offs that needed to be made and as a result received much higher... More
    Closed 1 October 2017
  • Northern Grampians Shire Council, Australia - Budget Simulator

    Northern Grampians Shire Council in Victoria, Australia were deciding their budget for the coming year and wanted to involve their citizens in deciding how the public money should be spent. Respondents could move the sliders along set service groups, allocating spending to the services they... More
    Closed 28 February 2018
  • Cheshire West & Chester, UK - Budget Simulator

    Cheshire West & Chester Council were faced with a £57 million budget reduction and used a budget Simulator between 2015 & 2018 to involve their citizens in the challenge. Participants were asked to prioritise the services that they valued most in order to make reductions in other service... More
    Closed 1 September 2018
  • The Highland Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    The Highland Council in Scotland wanted to share their budget challenge with their citizens, and see what services the public would prioritise if they were in charge of the budget for the day. Using a Budget Simulator participants were able to allocate more funding to their most valued... More
    Closed 30 November 2018
  • The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), UK - Points Simulator

    The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) were going through a period of substantial change in which they were looking to reshape the structure of policing in Northern Ireland for the future. To ensure the decisions they made were meaningful and beneficial to the public they invited the... More
    Closed 30 November 2018
  • The City of Edinburgh Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    The City of Edinburgh in Scotland wanted to involve their citizens in prioritising spending on public services - planning for the next 4 years. Opting for Simulator the council were able to share the trade-offs which would need to be made across the region in order to balance the books. More
    Closed 8 December 2018
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    Rhondda Cynon Taf Council in Wales used Simulator to involve their citizens in allocating the budget on the service groups they valued the most. Respondents were asked to make up the budget shortfall by reducing services in some groups, whilst they could improve some services if they made up... More
    Closed 17 December 2018
  • Kirklees Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    Kirklees Council in England used Simulator to share the budget challenge with the public, and ask them which services they prioritise the most. Involving the public in the budget challenge allowed citizens to get a better understanding of the difficult trade-offs that need to be made in... More
    Closed 31 December 2018
  • London Borough of Enfield, UK - Budget Simulator

    The London Borough of Enfield in England used Simulator to find out how their citizens would choose to spend their budget on council services if they were in the shoes of the Financial Director for the day. More
    Closed 6 January 2019
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