Lewisham Local Card

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Lewisham Local Card

Lewisham Local Card

Lewisham Local By Lewisham Local

The Lewisham Local Card is a discount scheme that rewards community supporters with up to 50% off at local businesses. Your one-stop to volunteer, donate, shop local, fund community projects and save!

Lewisham Idea stage

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The Lewisham Local Card is a discount scheme that rewards community supporters with up to 50% off at over 500 local businesses. The scheme started off as a way to thank volunteers in the Borough by giving them a free Lewisham Local Card. Eventually, we saw that we could do much more with our community, and use it to power local projects and good causes not just by rewarding the volunteers that work to make them happen, but by directly funding them. So we decided to launch a paid-for version of the Lewisham Local Card, which costs £20 annually, where proceeds go to a Community Fund. Community projects and groups can then apply for funding via our platform, and cardholders get to decide who receives the funds. This way, we ensure that the projects getting attention in the Borough actually reflect the interests of our community. At the heart of our scheme, is our love and care for local businesses. We want to use our platform to connect different communities and celebrate everything local

What we'll deliver:

  • A flourishing local economy, which in turn creates jobs, opportunity and diversity in the community.
  • Increased support and attention to local, grassroots community projects.
  • A responsible consumer that is conscious of their spending power and of the possibilities of community organisation.

Why it's a great idea:

At the heart of our scheme, is our interest and care for local businesses. If this project is meant to bring anything, it is a network of support for those that give character to our high street and differentiate our community. By joining, local businesses can find lots of promotion, increased engagement and sales, more social responsibility, and discounts for their personal or business purchases. Community projects and groups will also greatly benefit by being able to access our Community Fund, a new source of income in the Borough. Lastly, residents of Lewisham will benefit by seeing their community flourish. They will find in the scheme a reward or, rather, an encouragement, to get involved for the good of the community. Individuals have the power to choose what their community support entails; choose where to volunteer and get a free card, or pay for the card and decide where the money goes. And of course, they will also save lots of money! One user last year saved over £250.

Steps to get it done:


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Location Lewisham

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Borough of Lewisham

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