The Bristol Pound CIC runs an alternative money system in Bristol. Any Bristol citizen can sign up and use the currency in over 800 local businesses across the city. Because Bristol Pounds can only be spent in local independent businesses, our money stays in our city: supporting the real economy, circulating among our communities, and keeping away from corrupt big banks, corporations and tax havens.

The Bristol Pound is run as a not-for-profit partnership between the Bristol Pound Community Interest Company and Bristol Credit Union.

Better Community

Better Food accepts and encourages payment by paper Bristol Pounds or TEXT2PAY at all our stores and cafés.