09.0401 LETS Schemes & Complementary Currencies

Bristol Pound CIC

Description

The Bristol Pound is the UK’s first city wide local currency, the first to have electronic accounts managed by a regulated financial institution, and the first that can be used to pay some local taxes.

The Bristol Pound is run as a partnership between the Bristol Pound Community Interest Company and Bristol Credit Union. It is a not-for-profit social enterprise.

Location

Room 103, The Corn Exchange,
Corn Street,
Bristol BS1 1JQ
United Kingdom

Favabank

Description

Favabank is a neighbour-to-neighbour bartering and skill-share platform offering a complementary currency to facilitate exchanges.

Favabank encourages the sharing of skills, time, spaces, resources and everyday items to create a culture of giving and re-using within our local communities. Transactions take place using a mutual credit based currency, called a Fava, and users can build their bartering reputations via their trading history, user feedbacks, and being 'vouched for' via their connections. Read more »

Location

48 Strode Street,
Egham, Surrey TW20 9BX
United Kingdom

The Brixton Pound

Description

Complementary currency scheme supporting local independent businesses and encouraging local trade and production. Launched in 2009, the currency exist in paper notes (B£1, B£5, B£10, B£20) as well as electronic format, via our new Pay by Text service, enabling customers and businesses to pay for good and services by a simple text message.

Location

Brixton Pound Community Interest Company,
Flat 7, Kingsdown Point, 136 Palace Road,
London SW2 3JZ
United Kingdom
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