The project was initiated through Transition Town Totnes, and we would like to thank all the traders in the town who have participated in the scheme.
We are receiving financial support for the new series of notes from The Elmgrant Trust, the Totnes Chamber of Commerce and some anonymous donors. If you would like to contribute, please contact us! We need a continuing income to enable us to continue to promote and develop the scheme.
The technology to offer electronic Totnes pounds is part of a joint project with the Bristol Pound.
This opportunity comes through funding from the UK’s innovation agency, the InnovateUK as a result of an SBRI competition called ‘Re-imagining the High Street’.
InnovateUK is the UK's innovation agency. Its goal is to accelerate economic growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation. Sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the InnovateUK brings together business, research and the public sector, supporting and accelerating the development of innovative products and services to meet market needs, tackle major societal challenges and help build the future economy. For more information please visit www.innovateuk.org.
The SBRI programme uses the power of government procurement to drive innovation. It provides opportunities for innovative companies to engage with the public sector and gain contracts to solve specific problems. Competitions for new technologies and ideas are run on specific topics and aim to engage a broad range of organisations. SBRI enables the public sector to engage with industry during the early stages of development, supporting projects through the stages of feasibility and prototyping.https://sbri.innovateuk.org/