The Future of Bristol Pound


This project finished on Friday the 20th of December, 2019

£5,619 was raised by 99 supporters — that's teamwork!

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Bristol Pound needs you! Help shape the future of the city.

Bristol Pound needs your help!

The Bristol Pound currency is seven years old.  It is the most successful currency in the UK, with the highest number of both individual and business members, and with the largest number and value of transactions every year.

But we recognise that in the 7 years since its conception that finance and technology have leapt forward and we need to adapt to keep delivering for our members, to bring more individuals and businesses into the eco-system and to keep growing its positive impact in the city.

So we want your help.  We are seeking to raise £20,000.  This will ensure that we can carry on providing our local currency, and help us fund the development of new services and technology so that we can grow the scheme and deliver more impact in Bristol.

Bristol Pound is a non-profit organisation, seeking to tilt Bristol’s economy to be greener, fairer and stronger.  By encouraging people and businesses to buy locally, we are helping to reduce carbon emissions from transport, and supporting the creation of a circular economy, to minimise both resource use and the production of landfill waste.  Meanwhile, by encouraging people and businesses to support independent Bristol businesses, we are helping to create a flourishing small business community, where the jobs created to reflect the diversity of the local community. And by supporting a diverse, home-grown economy, we are helping to protect Bristol from the impact of shifts in the global economy.

Using £B is easy!  You can buy the paper £Bs from our exchange points, and find out where you can spend them on our website.  Or you can open a £B account with the Bristol Credit Union, and use our phone app to pay for things electronically - the app has a handy map showing you all the £B businesses, and you can top up your £B account from your normal online banking.  You can also set up recurring payments for your Bristol City Council tax, and encourage the council to support local businesses too.


pledged of £20,000 goal (GBP)

29% pledged



This project ended on 20 December 2019

This is a take what you raise project. At the end of the funding period the project owner receives all of the pledged funds.

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£5 – Bristol Pound Badge

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The Bristol Pound Pin Badge - the perfect way to show your support for the Bristol Pound

£25 – Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft fine English bone china mug with original Bristol Pound artwork.

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Local mugs and local Bristol Pound artwork from Radley Cook. Perfect for your favourite brew.

Note - these mugs are being made to order after the close of the campaign, so delivery will be in January.

£30 – 'We are Bristol' T-Shirt by Radley Cook

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Radley's work features on the £B1 note and he has kindly created a one-off design for this crowdfunder using a detail from the note for Bristol Pound! The t-shirt is made of organic cotton.

Note - these t-shirts are being made to order after the close of the campaign, so delivery will be in January.

£20 – Coffee & Cake for two at Little Victories and two £B pin badges

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Little Victories is another Bristol gem - Espresso Bar by day, Craft Beer, Natural Wine and Cocktails in the Evenings. All set within the incredible Wapping Wharf. Your chance to see what all the fuss is about. You'll also receive two Bristol Pound pin Badges to show your support.

£100 – 90 Minute Group Meditation and Posture Workshop - Perfect if you run a business; Treat your team!

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Relax, Unwind, Release, Detox, Revitalize with Satya!

Engage the five senses, using an infusion of Holistic therapies & Yoga

This session offers a choice of mediation, relaxation, balancing, maintenance, and re energising techniques all to maintain well-being to encourage a better work life balance.

This session is for a group package, at your place of work, any time from January

£100 – An introduction to The Alexander Technique - An in-house 1 hr corporate session with Victoria Pollard

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The Alexander Technique is an amazing tool for improving your life

It can teach you to deal with that tension you experience as you sit at your desk, or do any other activity, to rethink how to interact with other people, and to have a calmer, more reasonable reaction to what life throws at you

The session will involve discussion, ideas, 'hands on’ (light manipulation), laughter and stories

£55 – 1 Hour Shiatsu massage

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The perfect way to de-stress, relax and increase well-being. Bristol based Hannah Currant is an experienced Shiatsu practitioner and now you have the opportunity to experience this ancient Japanese tradition yourself.

£100 – Set of 4 Bristol Pound mugs (one of each denomination)

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A set of four Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft fine English bone china mugs featuring the artwork on the front of each of the current notes.

Note - these mugs are being made to order after the close of the campaign, so delivery will be in January.

£75 – Coaching session with Mary Maybin

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Independent coach, facilitator and trainer with 25 years experience running her own business. Mary now works primarily with people from social enterprises, NGOs and small businesses. This is your chance to get access to all her incredible knowledge in a 1-2-1 setting.

£50 – Framed set of 2018 Bristol Pound notes

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A framed set of 2018 Bristol Pound notes. For the real Bristol Pound fan.

£60 – Framed set of 2015 Bristol Pound notes

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A framed set of 2015 Bristol Pound notes. For the real Bristol Pound fan.

£10,000 – The Only Framed 2012 £B notes with matching Serial numbers - a rare collector item!

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A framed set of 2012 uncirculated £B notes with matching serial numbers. This is a rare collector item - the last ever set available from Bristol Pound.!

£500 – Bristol Pound Pub Crawl and dinner with Ben and Diana with free t-shirt.

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Your chance to meet the team behind the Bristol Pound. Enjoy Ben and Diana's company as you travel between some of Bristol's best watering holes, all finished with a sensational dinner. A truly unique night out, and you can wear your Radley Cook t-shirt so that the photos will remind you what it was all in aid of!

£8 – £5 voucher for Tobacco Factory cafe, Tobacco Factory Market or Grain Barge. plus a £B pin badge

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Going out doesn't get much more Bristol than paying a visit to the Tobacco Factory or The Grain Barge. If you claim this reward then you don't even need to worry about paying for a drink when you get there.

£15 – Two cinema tickets at the Watershed plus two pin badges

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Two tickets to see a film of your choice* at one of the UK's best independent arthouse cinemas, set in a stunning harbourside location.

Choose from great movies such as The Irishman (Al Pacino, Robert De Niro & Joe Pesci) or The Two Popes (Jonathan Pryce & Anthony Hopkins)

*Some restrictions may apply

£20 – £20 Voucher for Zero Green

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Rewards don't come much more Bristol Pound than this! Bristol's first zero waste store.

How it works?

Bring your own containers, jars or cloth bags to the shop; weigh them; fill them with as little, or as much of their loose products as you like; weigh them again and pay at the till. Every time you do this you will have played a part in reducing single use plastic consumption.

£25 – £25 voucher for The Gallimaufry & Suncraft plus two £B pin badges

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Your chance to to claim a voucher redeemable at one of Bristol's best loved venues & artspaces - The Gallimaufry and one of it's newest and best restaurants - Suncraft.

Whether you want to enjoy some fantastic live music whilst sipping something delicious or tuck into some amazing vegan food - the choice is yours!

£80 – Weekend ticket to Tokyo World 2020

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Bristol's number one urban and dance music festival, held each September inside the city's Eastville Park, where they welcome over 20,000 dance fans to party all weekend to everything from house through to grime and drum and bass.

An event not to miss, your chance to claim your ticket now.

£200 – A flight for two in a hot air balloon!

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Rewards don't get any more Bristol than this! Your chance to get a flight for two in a hot air balloon courtesy of Destination Bristol and two Bristol Pound Badges to show your support. And you'll get two £B pin badges to wear on the day!

Please be aware that both flyers must be adults who are physically able to climb into and out of the basket and to assist with setting and packing up.

£500 – Box-E Dinner for two and framed sets of 2015 and 2018 notes, two t-shirts and a set of mugs.

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Seasonal, modern, British cooking from another exceptional Wapping Wharf venue. "Dishes are rustic, assured and flavour-packed; for the tasting menu, book the 4-seater kitchen counter. The panna cotta is a must!"
- MICHELIN guide inspectors

Added to this you will get a whole host of Bristol Pound merchandise produced especially for this fundraiser.

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