If you’re a local business in the Lake District, the Lake District Pound is being created to help you get more support from residents and visitors. You’re special – and we want you to stay that way. Sign up to find out how you will benefit from accepting the Lake District Pound in your business.

If you care about the Lake District, you can support the launch of the Lake District Pound and help shape the future of our region. Sign up to find out how you can help get this project off the ground, and why you’ll love being part of it.

Lake District Pound accepted here
Lake District Pound accepted here
Lake District Pound digital signage
Lake District Pound accepted here

Visitors spend £1.3 billion every year in the Lake District National Park, but when that money is spent in national or international chains, only as little as 5p of every £1 stays in the local economy. When money is spent in local independent businesses, as much as 50p of every £1 remains in the local economy – meaning that money goes ten times further to benefit our communities.

The Lake District Pound will launch as a paper currency. Our bank note designs will celebrate the unique creativity of our local culture, our landscapes and the stories that make our area special. Profit from merchandise and collectors’ editions will fund local projects that support sustainability and community in the Lake District.