The Bristol Pound is managed by the non-profit Bristol Pound Community Interest Company in collaboration with the local financial institution, the Bristol Credit Union. The Bristol Credit Union ensures that every physical £1 converted to a printed £B1 is backed in a secure trust fund. The scheme is supported by Bristol City Council.
Bristol Pound is part of a larger international movement of local currencies. The European funded Community Currencies in Action partnership provides support for communities which want to develop their new currency and works on innovations. Within the UK, Bristol Pound CIC founded and maintains the Guild of Independent Currencies – a platform for sharing experiences about local currencies. In this framework, Bristol CIC is currently working with Exeter, amongst others, helping it to launch its own local currency; the Exeter Pound.