England & Wales

LGIU Localism webinar: Community Budgets


Four Whole Place and twelve Neighbourhood Community Budgets have now reached the end of their pilot phases. These initiatives have been a key building-block of the government’s drive to bring communities closer to the design and delivery of services, whilst making efficiencies and improving outcomes. As the programmes move forward, there is a great deal for local authorities to learn from these pilots in terms of the challenges, opportunities and potential outcomes of this way of working. This webinar offers an introduction to this learning, and will cover:

  • what a Community Budget is and the difference between the Whole Place and Neighbourhood budgets
  • a summary of the pilots so far, what they have looked at and what they achieved
  • practical steps that you need to take in order to get a programme up and running and the issues and challenges that you need to keep in mind when doing so.

The webinar will be run by LGiU policy manager Laura Wilkes, who leads LGiU’s work on Community Budgeting, economic development and citizen co-production. She has recently been working with the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames on its One Norbiton Neighbourhood Community Budget pilot.

Who should attend?

Councillors and officers who are interested in finding our more about the practicalities of community budget programmes.