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
The Guild of Independent Currencies is organising a two day conference in April called ‘Tools for a Fairer Economy’. The Guild of Independent Currencies was set up by the Bristol Pound in order to help other groups launch a local currency and to support them through shared knowledge and technology, best practice and with anything … More Guild of Independent Currencies Liverpool Conference
You may of heard one of the many taglines that is associated with money and wealth: “Richest 62 people as wealthy as half of world’s population“, “Richest 1% to own more than rest of world” or “Britain’s richest 1% own as much as poorest 55%“. The truth is if you earn over £22,000 you are … More A New Value of Money
Exciting news – we’ve applied to LoveBrum for funds, and they’ve done this great video of Ridhi explaining the Birmingham Pound idea and what it will do for our city. Please watch it, share it, and if you’re a LoveBrum member (always a good idea) consider giving us your vote! Thank you!
We will be joining the Impact Hub Birmingham’s Open Project Night on 18th January 2016 from 18:30 to explore the next steps in developing a local currency for our city. We will be looking at “How the Birmingham Pound can be something everyone in the city feels they can use” The Birmingham Pound is a very … More Open Project Night at Impact Hub – 18th Jan 2016
We are in the early stages of developing the Birmingham Pound. If you would like to be the first to hear all the latest news from Birmingham’s own local currency please click here We will soon be looking for people to pioneer the first stage of creating a local currency Thank you for showing your interest in … More Become one of the first to hear about the Birmingham Pound