Be A Local Hero initiative offers help to small businesses in lockdown

A website has recently launched offering customers the chance to support independent businesses by purchasing commission-free gift cards to use when lockdown is lifted.

Be A Local Hero was set up by a group of furloughed workers who wanted to ensure their favourite places would still be there post-lockdown, with a growing number of UK-wide businesses now signed up to the initiative.

A statement taken from the website sums up the approach: “This site allows you to buy products and vouchers from local independent businesses, that can be redeemed when they reopen. We take no commission on payments and only want to see the businesses, that we know and love, live to fight another day.”

It’s entirely free and straightforward for businesses to register – simply head to the link and submit your details to open an account.

For people looking to support local, there’s an explore your community section to help find gift cards in your local area.

bealocalhero.co.uk // @bealocalherouk

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