A SCHEME which aims to reward and recognise people in the Bradford district for volunteering and doing social good in their communities has launched.

The new Citizen Coin scheme starts today and is supported by Bradford for Everyone.

The scheme will reward residents for doing things to help others by volunteering or getting involved in civic activities to make Bradford a great place for everyone.

Whether you’re an existing volunteer or new to volunteering, join the scheme (via a mobile app) and receive free digital coins to get you started.

The coins can then be exchanged for discounts on goods and services at selected stores.

Those earning coins can also opt to gift their coins to other people and organisations.


This year has been extremely challenging for retail and service sectors alike.

Businesses have had to adapt to changing circumstances often at short notice.

Citizen Coin Bradford gives local business the opportunity to be part of a scheme that not only compliments their existing business, but adds social and reputational value.

This is achieved by building and strengthening new and existing customer relationships.

Businesses that have already signed up to support the pilot scheme include Bread + Roses; Omar Khans; Dubrovnik Hotel; Bubble Chai; Academia-Apparel and Ami Gees Café.

The process is simple once you’re registered with a BradfordCoin account, simply browse the activities offered by our partner organisations and find an activity to suit you. After you sign up and complete the activity, the organisation will reward you in BradfordCoin.

For more information, go to bradford.citizencoin.uk/ you can see how to sign up and what offers are available.

The new scheme launching in celebration of International Volunteer Day 2020 is a chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities.

A short film launches today, which explains how the scheme works and how people can sign up.

Katie Driver, at Bread & Roses said: “We are fully behind this awesome scheme at Bread + Roses, our city of Bradford relies heavily upon the work of volunteers and we are keen to show just how grateful we are.

“We hope to provide great offers throughout the next year to really help add value to the awesome work that is being done.”

Kersten England, Bradford Council Chief Executive, said: "This is a chance to say thank you to all the people who do so much good in our district. “Organisations and groups can get involved by rewarding people who make that positive difference to others.

“ It may also encourage more people to get involved in volunteering and increase the giving and kindness that already exists in our district. “I am also hoping that this scheme will support our retailers and businesses at a difficult time for them by increasing footfall and boosting sales.”

Ikra Shakoor, a volunteer for Bradford for Everyone, said: “As volunteers so many of us give up so much of our time every day to make a positive difference for others in our communities.

“I think that this exciting scheme is just such a nice gesture, a truly a brilliant way to ‘thank’ people for doing amazing things.

“It’s also great that people can pass on their coins to others should they wish.

“Every business in the Bradford District should sign up, there are just so many wins for everyone.”