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  • Birthday 27/01/1987

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  1. Hi guys! Thanks for all the support and feedback, it's really useful for us. We are pitching for start up funding tonight at Sheffield Soup crowdfunding event. We don't have a website as yet, but you can like, share and discuss the idea on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SheffieldPound/
  2. Thanks for all the feedback guys, listen in to BBC Radio Sheffield around 08:30 tomorrow morning for more info, plus we hope to have a website up in the next couple of weeks with more info and ways to get involved!
  3. Louis & Chris - Co founders, we live in south east Sheffield, then there are other volunteers who are involved to greater or lessor degrees, are you interested in getting involved Eric?
  4. The "exchange rate" would be 1 for 1. This isn't intended to be legal tender, it will act very much like a gift token.
  5. You may get incentives offered by businesses that sign up. If the scheme is operated through a credit union, you would also get a credit union account which is great for Sheffield people as it helps support responsible lending. You would also be able to discover more independent businesses and increase your stake in the community.
  6. We are a group of Sheffielders, this is a voluntary project ---------- Post added 23-02-2016 at 10:49 ---------- To ensure that money spent in the city stays in the city. To increase community pride. To show support for independent businesses. To create wealth and jobs.
  7. Basically once set up account holders will trade their pounds sterling for Sheffield pounds, either in paper/coin or electronic currency. They would then use these Sheffield Pounds alongside Sterling in businesses which sign up to the scheme.
  8. We're campaigning to start a local currency for Sheffield, along the same model as Brixton Pound and Bristol Pound, trading paper and electronic local currency of equal value to sterling. This initiative would keep more money circulating in our city, support local business, create wealth and jobs and increase pride in the city. Let us know if you want to get involved!
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