On heading to the Guild Of Independent Currencies’ 2016 Conference in Liverpool, our thoughts were constrained with the enormity of creating a new complementary currency for the countries second biggest city; as wikipedia puts it ” the 9th most populous metropolitan area in Europe”. That is big – and that is scary! The conference had two days … More Local Currency Conference
We are pleased to announce that we’ve been awarded a grant by the Wisdom Factory to continue the investigating that we’re doing. The money from The Wisdom Factory will help us to get down to Bristol and have a full day workshop on planning our launch strategy. It will also help us to continue our … More Wisdom Factory Grant!
We want to make sure that the Birmingham Pound is for every Brummie. That means we are carefully considering where to start, what payment options to use and how to approach the diversity of Birmingham. We are making use of the data from other local currencies on what works for them in their city. But … More What would you do with a Birmingham Pound?
We’re looking for people who are enthusiastic about creating a Birmingham Pound and excited to join us to make it a reality. The Birmingham Pound is a sterling-based local currency to be spent with or between local businesses. It keeps more spending power within the city, shares the city’s prosperity better, and celebrates our identity … More We seek new steering group members
Experience in other areas shows what a difference it makes to a local currency to have a supportive local authority. Happy to say that Birmingham has one! Well – nothing’s formally endorsed, we’re not at that stage yet – but Ridhi, Matt, Tom and I met with Jacqui Kennedy (acting Strategic Director of Place) and … More Local Authority