We need YOU!
There are a number of ways to get involved in the Bristol Pound, to help us achieve our aims.
Community Champions and other volunteering roles
Our Community Champions are volunteers working in their local neighbourhoods across Bristol, working to raise awareness of the Bristol Pound and make sure it is accepted in high streets across the city. We want to radically increase the number of business and individual members, and get more transactions happening in Bristol Pounds, so that we can achieve the impact we want to see – a fairer, more resilient and more sustainable independent business community in Bristol. If you are keen to make a difference in your local community, or if you would like to volunteer in a different role, visit our Volunteers page, where you’ll find full details of all the roles and an application form.
Our Business Champions are businesses who are leading the way in their engagement with the Bristol Pound, and who are committed to helping other independent businesses in Bristol through that engagement. Business Champions help us in a number of ways – hosting and speaking at events, assisting businesses to set up systems which facilitate processing payments and receipts in £B, and promoting use of the Bristol Pound to their staff, for example encouraging staff to take a proportion of their salaries in £B. In return, Business Champions benefit from additional exposure and recognition within the independent business community. To sign up as a Business Champion, download the Business Champion description and signup form.
Funding Champions are special people who want to support the Bristol Pound philanthropically. They are closely aligned to our aims and values, and want the local currency to succeed in its aims. They want to strengthen the independent business sector in Bristol as means of improving economic inclusivity and resilience. If you want to make a real difference to the future of the Bristol Pound, the local independent sector and the development of local currencies more widely, please consider donating money to help us develop the Bristol Pound to the point where it is able to fund itself through trading. For more information, email our Chair, Ben Heald.
We’re only a small team, but if we are recruiting, you’ll find details of any jobs going on our Jobs page.