CCIA partner SoNantes holds conference

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  The initiative to launch a community currency, SoNantes, for the French city of Nantes is holding a conference at the Renaissance hotel in Brussels (19 rue du Parnasse) on 23 February 2015. The conference, ‘A community currency to boost the local economy: SoNantes, what is the role of local public services’, will celebrate the   …Continue Reading


CCIA launches online database of community currencies

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Community-Currency.info launches today – an online database of complementary currencies outlining the origins, aims, vocabulary and functions of both high-profile and lesser-known projects in the growing world of currency design. www.community-currency.info The site is written in five languages (English, Dutch, French, German and Spanish) and brings together articles on the full range of existing models   …Continue Reading


SoNantes Announces Launch

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  The SoNantes community currency for the French city of Nantes will be launched in the spring of this year. The launch follows the completion of consultations with the Banque de France in December, 2014. The currency, which will run alongside the euro, is open to both businesses and the general public. It is a result   …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


Local currencies learn from young communities

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  Last month staff from the Lambeth Pound took part in a workshop with the Young Lambeth Cooperative exploring how the YLC could be made most attractive to young people and community members in Lambeth. Lambeth council recognise that local people want more say in how money is spent and how services are run and   …Continue Reading