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Lewisham Local Community Contributor Card

The Lewisham Local Community Contributor Card, recognises the work of Lewisham's volunteers/contributors and offers them the opportunity to receive discounts at local independent shops and businesses. 

Posted: 06/03/2016

Funded by
Lewisham Council The Lewisham Local Community Contributor Card is an initiative
of Rushey Green Time Bank designed to recognise the invaluable contribution
people make towards improving our communities. It covers all types of time
giving; whether it is traditional volunteering, time banking, befriending, and
grassroots localism initiatives; anything which involves citizens contributing
their time to benefit each other and the wider community.

This free
card gives volunteers access to a growing number of favourable deals from local
independent shops and businesses in Lewisham who want to support volunteers –
‘community contributors’ by acknowledging those who give their time and skills
to benefit Lewisham’s communities.

It is also
about strengthening the local economy by encouraging more people to shop at
Lewisham’s independent shops and businesses. Traders are signing up to the
scheme to offer deals to cardholders, visibly demonstrating they are community
contributors. There is a distinctive window sticker that features in the shop
windows and market stalls of participating traders.

The word
‘contributor’ is an engaging one, and it also opens to the possibility of other
kinds of contribution, or widening the conversation about time giving. The
Community Contributor Card gives you something to talk about. Deep down it is
about community and a collective commitment to strengthen our neighbourhoods.

Community Contributor Card scheme is free to join for community organisations,
all they need to do is register their interest online after which their
volunteers will receive their free card once the registration is completed.

For more
information about the card scheme please check out Lewisham Local’s website:   Or
contact Joan Roach :

"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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