Podcast : residents controlling the cash in Sparkbrook

A short film and a podcast, all part of a series of four pieces on an experiment on in Birmingham which is allowing residents a more control over how public money is spent. Here you can see and hear Neville Davis of the Sparkbrook Neighbourhood Forum talk about the pro cons and a huge effort they made to clean up rancid sites in their neighbourhood – all with a £10,000 grant from the Birmingham Community Safety Partnership and it’s Neighbourhood Performance reward Grant.

The reward in all of this is that if residents hit targets with the first £10,000 then a further grant of £15,000 is to hand.

The four-neighbourhood pilot is currently being evaluated by the Digbeth Trust.

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