Stir To Action's New Economy programme

by Stir to Action in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 5th June 2018 we successfully raised £13,820 with 186 supporters in 35 days

Building a new economy through a practical programme of workshops, mentoring, and live crowdfunding in Bristol, Oxford, and London.

by Stir to Action in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

Stir to Action's New Economy Programme is now open for bookings!

Find out more about our 30 workshops, mentoring, and live crowdfunding by visiting our New Economy Programme — see you on a workshop soon!

We talk about making 'communities stronger' and creating a ‘fairer economy.’ But these approaches are still struggling to significantly impact our society and economy — 80% of the UK’s freelancers are living in poverty, Black African women earn 19.6% less than White British Men, 27 pubs are closing every week as part of a wider decline in community assets, and local authority cuts are disproportionately affecting women and Black and Minority Ethnic communities across the UK.

 To help transform our economy over the last few years, Stir to Action has organised national workshop programmes to support communities. Now, we are now planning to launch a year-long programme of practical workshops, 3-day residentials, mentoring, and live crowdfunding to build a new economy that works for everyone.

For this to be successful — and with your support — we are hoping to raise the £12,500 we need to cover programme costs. Pledges on our campaign over the next five weeks will support subsidised workshop places, local workshop venues, programme design, our mentoring network, and provide the resources to engage new communities with these ideas. This is our first programme at this scale, but we aim for it to be an annual programme! 

We'll announce the full programme when we open booking to the public in early summer!

We're continuing to build our inspiring mentoring network during the campaign — would you like to join?!
Get in touch via [email protected]


— Who are Stir To Action? Find out more about us here.
— When is the workshop programme? It’ll be between October 2018 and July 2019.
— Any questions, email us on [email protected].


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

The Supporter

A big thank you from everyone at Stir to Action and future workshop participants. Plus, your name listed as a supporter of the campaign on the website.

£20 or more

38 of 50 claimed

The Tote Bag

A Stir to Action tote bag with the programme artwork, from illustrator Guillermo Ortego.

£35 or more

15 of 50 claimed

The T-shirt

A Stir to Action t-shirt with the programme artwork, from illustrator Guillermo Ortego.

£50 or more

The Friend of STIR

Get an annual subscription to our quarterly magazine, plus the t-shirt or tote bag, and get 15% off any workshop in the programme.

£75 or more

15 of 20 claimed

The Participant: A Workshop Place

Pre-book your place on a workshop of your choice — we're running 30 workshops and 3 residentials! No need to decide now, we'll send you an email at the end of the campaign.

£75 or more

The Enabler: A Workshop Place

We try to make our workshop programmes as accessible as possible, but not everyone can afford to join us. Pledge at this level and we'll create subsidised places for those on low-incomes.

£100 or more

3 of 15 claimed

Pizza with the Financial Heretic

Grab a pizza in London with financial activist Brett Scott. Talk activist hedge funds, local currencies, mutual credit, blockchain technology, and everything about the world of alternative finance!

£150 or more

2 of 15 claimed

Dinner with the Independent Diplomat

Have dinner in London with Carne Ross, a former British diplomat who resigned over the Iraq War, and whose film The Accidental Anarchist aired on BBC Storyville. Carne is also the founder of Independent Diplomat, an NGO that works with stateless groups from Africa to the Pacific island.

£200 or more

The Pro: Three Workshop places

Choose 3 out of our 30 workshops between October 2018 — July 2019! No need to decide now, we'll send you an email at the end of the campaign.

£250 or more

21 of 25 claimed

The Founding Supporter

You'll be named (if you want!) as a founding supporter of the workshop programme

£500 or more

The Team Package

Does your organisation have a training budget? Well it should! Get a 20% discount and eight workshop places during our programme for you team or group (redeemable on separate workshops). No need to decide now, we'll send you an email at the end of the campaign.

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