London Borough of Lambeth CCIA Conference

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CCIA partners Lambeth Council and the Brixton Pound are hosting a conference on 24 April, 2015, at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton. Speaking about what the event will cover, Lambeth Council said: “Launched at Lambeth Town Hall in September 2009, the Brixton Pound has always been more than just a currency; we know that while   …Continue Reading


Spice take-over event

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On Sunday 15th February, CCIA partners Spice held their first ever “take-over” event, in collaboration with Llanelli Scarlets Rugby Club. Many families who had previously not been able to afford to watch live rugby together were able to use their Time Credits to buy tickets. Groups from local school who have partnered with Spice attended,   …Continue Reading


SoNantes Conference: “a community currency to boost the local economy”

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To celebrate the upcoming launch of their currency, the SoNantes, CCIA partners Credit Municipal de Nantes held a transnational conference in Brussels on Monday, 23rd February. The event was attended by Pascal Bolo, the first deputy mayor of Nantes, the vice president of Nantes metropole and the vice president and CEO of Credit Municipal de Nantes,   …Continue Reading


A Day with the Makkie

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On Wednesday 21st January, CCIA partners had the chance to see the work that one of our currencies – the Makkie – is doing first hand.  Based in the long-neglected Makassarsquare district in East Amsterdam, the Makkie aims to empower local people, encourage them to participate in community projects and improve residents’ quality of life. For   …Continue Reading


CCIA Partner SoNantes Announces Launch Date of Currency

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Following the successful completion of consultations with the Banque de France, CCIA is delighted to announce that our partner currency, SoNantes, will launch in the spring of 2015. Inspired by the Swiss WIR Bank, SoNantes will provide local businesses with a mutual credit system, allowing them to exchange goods and services without diminishing their reserves   …Continue Reading


New CCIA website heralds landmark for next generation on community currencies

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After years of work and international experimentation, CCIA is excited to announce the launch of an innovative and practical tool for developing modern community currencies. The Community Currency Knowledge Gateway, made live today, features  contributions from many volunteers and our partners within and outside the Community Currencies in Action (CCIA) project, creating the most extensive and comprehensive source of   …Continue Reading


More Bang for your Brixton Bucks – Meet the Brixton Pound’s Brixmas Competition Winner

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Last weekend, Brixton hosted its second annual Small Business Saturday event. Everyone using Brixton Pounds got 20% off a range of products from local businesses, but Paul Melbourne got even more bang for his Brixton bucks, winning B£250 by getting friends to sign up for a free B£ pay-by-text account. To see what he spent   …Continue Reading


Christmas comes early to Brixton with Small Business Saturday

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  Last Saturday saw Brixton’s second Small Business Saturday – an annual event run by a grassroots campaign encouraging people to shop in local, small, independent businesses across the country.  Among the hundreds of shoppers, Paul Melbourne undoubtedly got the most bang for his Brixton bucks, having won B£250 for signing up the most people to the currency’s “pay-by-text”   …Continue Reading


Brixton Pound Announce New Electronic Payment System for 2015

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CCIA partners the Brixton Pound have announced that they will be launching new electronic payment technology in 2015. “Tap and Pay” will implement contactless payment terminals for B£ businesses and traders, making it faster and more convenient for users to pay in their local currency. “Tap and Pay” will complement the existing paper currency and text-payment systems, encouraging   …Continue Reading


CCIA Partner Spice wins Prestigious Award for Time Credits

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Absolutely fantastic news from CCIA partners Spice, who have just won the prestigious prize for “Contribution to the Sector” at the 3rd Sector Care Awards in London. By happy coincidence, this came on the same day that Spice released an independently conducted report into the impact of their Time Credit currency on individuals, communities and services.   …Continue Reading