Deal or no deal?

Fund It is a participatory democracy tool that gives the community a voice in funding projects and services. It can be a powerful tool for building consensus, educating the public about the costs and compromises inherent in any project, and encouraging them to prioritise the things that are most important to their community. Fund It is both an effective research tool for accurately gauging community sentiment, it empowers users to step into the shoes of decision makers and weigh projects against each other on cost, merit and necessity.

Example 1 - Dollars and Grid View

Use dollars in Fund It when you have reasonably accurate estimates of cost and you want to engage people on how to spend actual money. Be cautious when money is involved, as people can be tempted to try and game the system for financial benefit.

In this example projects are displayed using the 'Grid View' which displays each item as a card.

What projects would you like to fund?

Open
Your remaining budget:
$10,000

Locals meetup

Sponsor:  Community Group

Strengthen place-based communities with local social clubs

  7 Votes (9%)
$50,000

Smart crosswalks

Sponsor:  Vicroads

Pedestrian crossings that recognise when people approach and manage traffic

  15 Votes (19%)
$75,000

Farmers market

Sponsor:  Farmers association

Promote healthy eating within the community

  17 Votes (22%)
$15,000

Commissioned Street Art

Sponsor:  Council

Controlling graffiti through commissioned artworks

  17 Votes (22%)
$10,000

Hammock Nook

Sponsor:  Council

Tranquility in the city

  13 Votes (17%)
$25,000

New soccer pitch

Sponsor:  parks and recreation

A local opportunity for the world's game

  8 Votes (10%)

Example 2 - Points and List View

Configure the Fund It Activity to use points rather than dollars in cases where you don't have exact costings or want to convey relative cost or effort. Points can also be used to find priorities by assigning an equal point value to all items, and setting the budget to only allow people to choose 3, choose 4 etc.

In this example, items are displayed as panels. This format is ideal when using in a smaller page template, such as a tradiitonal main body / sidebar template

Open
Your remaining points:
10 pts

Locals meetup

Sponsor:  Community Group

Strengthen place-based communities with local social clubs

  7 Votes (9%)
50 pts

Smart crosswalks

Sponsor:  Vicroads

Pedestrian crossings that recognise when people approach and manage traffic

  15 Votes (19%)
75 pts

Farmers market

Sponsor:  Farmers association

Promote healthy eating within the community

  17 Votes (22%)
15 pts

Commissioned Street Art

Sponsor:  Council

Controlling graffiti through commissioned artworks

  17 Votes (22%)
10 pts

Hammock Nook

Sponsor:  Council

Tranquility in the city

  13 Votes (17%)
25 pts

New soccer pitch

Sponsor:  parks and recreation

A local opportunity for the world's game

  8 Votes (10%)