Positive Money local groups support the Positive Money mission: to reform our money and banking system so that it supports a fair, democratic and sustainable economy. Local groups have three main objectives: to raise awareness of our campaign, to lobby local MPs, and to deepen the group’s own understanding of the issue of money and banking.
Our local groups both meet regularly, and organise activities outside of their meetings – like holding stalls at festivals, doing presentations for other community groups and meeting local politicians.
On this page you will find :
– Key resources for people interested in starting a local group
– Ideas and resources for local group meetings
LOCAL GROUPS HANDBOOK
Local Groups Handbook
This is all you need to know about setting up a Positive Money local group. This guide includes objectives of local groups, and how to start, sustain and grow your local group.
Local Groups Objectives
This short document lays out the key objectives for local groups and how groups fit into the wider Positive Money strategy.
Local groups Values and Behaviours
All Positive Money local groups must agree to the values and behaviours set out in this one-page document to become a member of the Positive Money local groups network.
RESOURCES FOR LOCAL GROUP MEETINGS
Most Positive Money local groups host meetings once a month, where the Positive Money team invite all supporters in the local area. Often a meeting is structured by starting with a talk, presentation, or film showing, then followed by a discussion or Q&A. Then local group members might plan any actions they have coming up, like holding stalls at events or meeting their MPs.
Local groups are a space support each other to learn about the money and banking system and to plan actions to raise awareness about the campaign with local people, politicians and the media. Below are a list of resources you could use for your local group meetings.
The all-important signup form!
Please remember to take a Positive Money signup form to every meeting or event and ask attendees to sign up to follow the campaign. You can then email a picture of each form to firstname.lastname@example.org so they can be added to the Positive Money mailing list.
Hosting a meeting
A guide on good facilitation and structure
First meeting session plan
A suggested agenda for your first meeting
Various lengths. Topics include: What is money? Inequality, Debt, House Prices, Quantitative Easing, About Positive Money, 3 simple changes to banking
Signups are the key
Quick tips on signing people up to the campaign