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Money and alternative economics

A pile of coinsFoundation for the Economics of Sustainability (Feasta)

Aims to identify the characteristics (economic, cultural and environmental) of a truly sustainable society, articulate how the necessary transition can be effected and promote the implementation of the measures required for this purpose.

New Economics Foundation

Works to equip communities with the tools needed to create the local economy that people want. Whatever your role is in a community – business leader, government official, or concerned resident – you have a vital role in shaping the local economy. nef tools mobilise local resources, engage all sectors in economic renewal, and inspire action.

Letslink UK

Local Exchange Trading Systems or Schemes (LETS) are local community-based mutual aid networks in which people exchange all kinds of goods and services with one another, without the need for money. There are various successful LETS schemes in Scotland.


Builds and services a network to help social entrepreneurs become more effective. Senscot started in response to Scotland’s many social problems – mainly concentrated in areas of chronic poverty.

Development Trusts Association

The network of independent development trusts in Scotland which draw together the energy, commitment and creativity of local people to tackle local issues. Through enterprise and the ownership of local assets, development trusts address the economic, social, cultural and environmental needs of their communities.


A registered charity working to support new and emerging social entrepreneurs throughout Scotland.

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