Totally Locally is a free, award-winning marketing kit that creates strong, vibrant towns and sustainable local economies.

Independent businesses and shops are the bedrock of our communities, and when they thrive they create real jobs, cohesive towns and strong economies. Totally Locally helps groups of volunteers to collaborate, run high-end campaigns and events, and in turn help people to rediscover and fall in love with their high streets.

Many towns have won awards using the Totally Locally Town Kit, and many have gone on to do ever-increasingly brilliant things, using the simple methodology & strategy we advocate.

The Great British High Street Awards has a very big percentage of its winners using the kit, and we have real statistics from towns where footfall has gone up, whilst shop vacancies have gone down!

It’s not rocket science, but we have successfully done the one thing that no one else seems to have managed on a large scale – we gave the tools to help, and said: “Right – it’s up to you now”. In other words, it’s a TRUE Grassroots movement. 

Our Town Kit is used by groups of volunteers all over the world making their towns better places to live and work.

 

NATIONAL FIVER FEST

In May 2019 we will be running a ‘NATIONAL FIVER FEST’ .

Towns across the UK will be running special offers for £5 to highlight the uniqueness and value of our independent shops and High Streets, and use it to re-engage the public with their independent High Streets. So far we have over 30 towns signed up. We even have some towns in Australia & New Zealand joining in!

Fiver Fests have been run successfully in many towns over the past few years, with big results. This is our first National outing – and we are expecting big things! This is a grass roots, volunteer-led excercise, so if you want to join in email here>>

PRESS: If you would like to talk to us please email: info@totallylocally.org

   WHAT WE DO   

We create clever campaigns and events that really engage with people. We train up people so that the campaigns are sustainable after we’ve left. We foster pride in the places that people live, work and visit. We change towns!

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   WHO?   

Started by Brand Expert Chris Sands in his home town in Calderdale, West Yorkshire in 2010, Totally Locally has spread across the world. Chris works primarily in place branding and speaks internationally on regenerating High Streets and engaging communities.

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BOOK A TOTALLY LOCALLY TALK OR WORKSHOP.   

The nuts and bolts explained, the intricacies that make Totally Locally fly and what stops it from working!

Workshops include setup of Town Kit and masterclasses for your town from £500.

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The Totally Locally Town Kit includes everything you need to run a successful campaign to help re-invigorate your High Street. From how to get a first meeting together, printable ‘House Rules’, posters, print templates, links to open-source peer groups, lots of “how To’s” and much more.

To apply for the Free Totally Locally Town Kit, you must agree to some basic rules & requirements.

You must be a volunteer group. You must NOT be a private landlord, BID, Council or a paid business organisation.

You must not

BEFORE YOU START

PLEASE READ! SO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE LETTING YOURSELF IN FOR. IT’S NOT EASY, IT IS FUN, IT’S A BIT STRANGE, IT WORKS.

AS A SHOPPER

or…. How to go Totally Locally if you’re a Shopper

Really, it is that simple! Just switch £5 or $5 or €5 of your weekly shopping from chainstores, supermarkets or online to an independent business in your town.

 

Change where you buy your lunch time sandwich, where you buy your coffee, shop with the independent butcher, grocer or book shop, it is that simple. You may ask how this makes a difference? 

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AS A BUSINESS

 or…. Getting Businesses to Support Each Other.

Independent businesses use on average (we’ve found) 8 local suppliers. When a town takes on Totally Locally this usually doubles to around 16.

 

The Town Kit gives proven methods to foster the understanding of the importance of supporting each other. So you, by supporting a business that supports lots of other local businesses, are supporting many others too.

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USING OUR TOWN KIT

 Boosting Economies with Our Totally Locally Town Kit.

Easy steps and messages that help local people to join in with Totally Locally, making supporting your high street fun, not a chore.

 

Fiver Fests, Magic Tenners, Totally Locally Times, Hidden Gem trails, unique ways of working, – collaboratively with no agenda other than making the place you live and work better.. READ MORE>>

FREE STUFF FOR YOU TO DOWNLOAD, WHETHER YOU ARE DOING THE WHOLE TOTALLY LOCALLY SHEBANG OR NOT. 

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