Posts tagged "complementary currency"

BourneCoin: Eastbourne, UK joins neighbors in issuing Community Currency

BourneCoin began as an experiment, when a tiny group of Eastbourne residents decided to create a town money. The idea was to stimulate the local economy and encourage wealth to stay in the area.
 “A flagship workshop with designers and users in the Towner Art Gallery reflected and celebrated the birth of something new in town: a local currency with the potential to facilitate all sorts of formerly hidden and isolated activities in the community.”
The project aims to create a local community currency in Eastbourne and surrounding areas, stretching to Brighton, Uckfield, Lewes, and Hastings. Organisers say it will be in digital form and in printed notes, and being a local platform, they argue it will allow people to ‘take back control’ of their data.

The Beauty of The Bristol Pound

The ‘Bristol Pound‘ is one of the most successful and visible examples of community currency and complementary currency, keeping money IN the local economy of Bristol, UK. It is a  joint not-for-profit enterprise between Bristol Pound Community Interest Company and Bristol Credit Union.


But today let’s simply take a step back just to appreciate its vibrant local designs. Here are some prior notes,

“Graffiti Tiger” by Alex Lucas.

“Hannah Moore & Bristol Old Vic” by Anthea Page / Juraj Prodaj.

Kim Short

and NEW artists have just been announced.

A six-year-old schoolgirl from Waycroft Academy in Whitchurch is one of the artists whose designs will be going on the new Bristol Pound notes from later this year.