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  • Winchester City Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    Winchester City Council needed to save £5 million over the next 3 years, aiming to achieve a balance budget by financial year 2022/23. In order to achieve this they would need to make savings across a number of services, potentially reducing the services that are available to the... More
    Closed 29 September 2019
  • Hume City Council, Australia - Budget Simulator

    Hume City Council in Australia wanted to involve the public in prioritising services, and asked their citizens to indicate which services they'd like to improve, and which services they'd be more comfortable reducing in order to balance the books. More
    Closed 30 August 2019
  • Northamptonshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner, UK - Points Simulator

    Northamptonshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner (PFCC) used Simulator to find out how the public would like to see policing resources allocated across the County - with specific focus on prioritising services, and understanding the trade-offs that must be made in order to provide adequate... More
    Closed 30 July 2019
  • City of Wichita, USA - Bill Simulator

    The City of Wichita in the USA used a Bill Simulator to involve their citizens in setting their property tax rates. By increasing, decreasing or leaving services the same, participants are able to see in real time the impact of their decisions on their specific property tax bill. The... More
    Closed 15 June 2019
  • West Dunbartonshire, UK - Budget Simulator

    West Dunbartonshire Council wanted their citizens to have a say on how the 2019/20 budget should be spent, and invited them to get involved in balancing the books - stepping into the shoes of the Finance director for the day. More
    Closed 10 March 2019
  • Moreland City Council, Australia - Budget Simulator

    Moreland City Council in Victoria, Australia wanted to find out what services their citizens valued the most, and what trade-offs they'd be willing to make if they wanted to improve any specific service area. Unlike local authorities in many other parts of the world, Moreland City Council... More
    Closed 24 February 2019
  • City of York, UK - Budget Simulator

    The City of York in England used Simulator to involve the public in prioritising public spending across the region. Respondents were presented with a number of service groups and asked to prioritise spending on the services they valued the most. More
    Closed 1 February 2019
  • Inverclyde Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    Inverclyde Council in Scotland have used Simulator since 2014 to involve their citizens in prioritising the budget. A continued pressure on financial services means not all services can be maintained at their current level & Inverclyde wanted to know which services their citizens prioritised... More
    Closed 1 February 2019
  • Brent Council, UK - Budget Simulator

    Brent Council in London, England needed to make savings of £40 million over a period of 4 years and wanted to know which services the public valued as the most important and which services they saw as the least important. They also offered participants the opportunity to reduce the deficit... More
    Closed 31 January 2019
  • Hamilton City Council, New Zealand - Budget Simulator

    Hamilton City Council in New Zealand were setting their budget for the coming year and wanted a way of involving the public in deciding how the budget should be spent so opted to use Simulator and asked the public to select the services they valued the most. By prioritising services the... More
    Closed 31 January 2019
  • Bristol City Council, UK - Points Simulator

    Bristol City Council in England used a Points Simulator to involve the public in prioritising transport options for the city and outlying region. Many options ranging from mass transit schemes to more cycle paths were put forward and participants were asked to select the options they favoured the... More
    Closed 24 January 2019
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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