50 lending circles ..

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Horray ! We now have 50 lending circles around the UK. That’s 50 little seeds growing in different communities and a whole bunch of people starting to share their stuff.

Our pioneering members have started ..

  • 34 neighbourhood circles for streets, villages, towns, transition towns, local food growers or freegle groups
  • 4 workplace circles: 3 offices including HSBC and a business network
  • 4 circles for parents: 3 school PTAs and a NCT group
  • 2 council circles in Brent and Cheltenham
  • 2 special interest circles: a dress circle and one for kitesurfing
  • 2 charity circles
  • 1 university circle for students and staff
  • and a circle for a scout group .. Phew!

Our most northern circle is Transition Town Merkinch near Inverness in Scotland and most southern is Jerbourg in Guernsey

Here’s a little more about circles ..

Circles are groups of people with something in common. Ecomodo uses these common connections to bring people together to form Lending Circles. As a member of Ecomodo you can join circles that have already been set-up or create your own and invite others to join you. You can belong to as many circles as you like to fit your life, the people and the communities you connect with.

Here’s 3 good reasons to join or create a lending circle ..

1. gain access and control ..

At the heart of every lending circle is a real local community based on common connections. Member profiles reveal common connections and can help you feel more comfortable about who you are lending to or borrowing from. As a lender, you can use your circles to automatically control who can request to borrow your stuff and on the flip side joining circles will give you more access to the more things you need.

2. they’re tailor-made ..

Each circle can be customised to fit every community. The circle administrator can set their own rules to determine who should or can join. They can create an identity by adding a logo with description and choose to promote a good cause for circle members to donate to.

3. spot the opportunities ..

Lending circles make it easy for you to spot opportunities from your immediate community. They make visible the things you can borrow to save you money and open up new possibilities. They also highlight to what other’s around you need to borrow and how you can help them by lending your stuff.

Find our more about lending circles.

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