The Bristol Pound supporting local businesses and building community connections...Go Local!
Bristol Pounds stick to Bristol
Bristol Pounds (£B) stick to local independent businesses. It keeps more money in the city, working for the people of Bristol, rather than being lost to faceless big business. For every £1 spent at a chain supermarket, only 10-12p stays in the local economy. £B’s stick to our local economy for longer and are spent again and again locally. This creates more wealth in the locally owned businesses that are vital for healthy communities and a more resilient local economy.
Bristol Pounds build community connections
£B is a community currency - it connects people and brings people together to show support for our city. Bristol Pounds are ‘happy money’ that feels good to use. £B builds relationships between local businesses and the people who use them. Independent businesses are vital for healthy communities as they employ more people and make Bristol a special and unique place to live.
Bristol Pounds work for people not banks to create a fairer local economy
The Bristol Pound is a not-for-profit partnership between ‘Bristol Pound Community Interest Company’ and Bristol Credit Union. Bristol Credit Union is a local, co-operatively run, alternative to big banks. £B is good, honest money, run for its members and for the good of the city, now and for the future. More local trade can reduce the need for long distance transport, minimising pollution and promoting a low carbon economy we urgently need. £B is acting locally while thinking globally.
Love Bristol. Go Local
Bristol’s unique qualities - its independence, rich culture and community spirit – make it an incredible place to live. Using £B is a great way to discover your city and find amazing local businesses you might otherwise never have heard of! The paper pounds are beautiful and the secure TXT2PAY system is Bristol innovation at its best. Using the pound is a great conversation starter, with each transaction you get a little buzz from knowing that you’re contributing to something amazing.