Load Local Love #ShopClarence

  • Project typeEconomic Development
  • Project value$38,000
  • Project scheduleOn schedule
  • Completion Date01 November 2024
Load Local Love gift card

What is the ‘Load Local Love’ Card?

The LOAD LOCAL LOVE #ShopClarence is a Clarence Valley Council initiative to support local tourism businesses that have suffered a downturn due to bushfire, flood, and COVID-19. 

Why Leave Town’s (WLT) Gift Card Program is an EFTPOS based system (currently excludes SQUARE readers) aimed at keeping money within communities by encouraging people to shop locally in the Clarence Valley.

Cards can be purchased at a select number of stores that we call “Load Up Stores”. They can also be purchased online through the WLT website. There are no additional fees for businesses to participate, apart from their normal banking transaction fees.

When a customer decides how much money to load onto the card - anywhere between $10 and $500 -  this money can be used to make purchases in any participating store in the Clarence Valley. 

The card will not be able to be used outside of the participating stores or the Clarence Valley region. This means that every time one of these cards is purchased, the MONEY STAYS LOCAL!

How do tourism businesses get involved?

It’s easy for business to get involved and the sooner they join, the sooner they reap the rewards of your community supporting local business. Everybody wins!

‘Load Local Love’ is being sponsored by Clarence Valley Council for the first 3 years of operation, as well as a marketing campaign to promote usage.

There will also be a wide range of marketing collateral available for you to download and use in your own social media or advertising campaigns.

To get involved in this program or to find out more information please contact Phil Nicholas on 0412 273 004, or email business@myclarencevalley.com

To register your initial interest:
whyleavetown.com/register and select the Clarence Valley option in the drop-down menu. 

What do businesses need to participate?

All they need is an EFTPOS machine to reap the benefits. 
It’s a normal EFTPOS transaction! 

Find participating stores


2 Prince Street, Grafton 2460  View Map

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