You’re already a Fairtrade Town – so what can you do next to keep fighting for trade justice?
Becoming a Fairtrade Town is a fantastic achievement, but is just one (very big) step on your community’s Fairtrade journey. We all have different strengths and opportunities and it’s up to the steering group of each town to decide how to take it forward.
Make use of our resources
Check out the resource library for electronic copies of all our materials, there’s a lot to choose from! If you can’t see what you need please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of what you need.
The Fairtrade Foundation has a YouTube channel where we host a variety of short films that are available to stream. Wherever possible, please stream from YouTube, however, if you do not have an internet connection at the venue and would like a digital copy of a film, please contact us on email@example.com with details of your event and which film you’d like.
We collected a list of films that have been made externally about fair trade in 2015, which explore a range of relevant issues and themes. Download the list and tell us if we’ve missed any noteworthy films! Our friends at Christian Concern for One World (CCOW) have also made a list.
Sign up to our newsletters for new developments
Ensure that all steering group members are signed up to receive the Fairtrade Towns newsletter – don’t miss out on important campaign news and updates.
Prepare for renewing your application
Make sure that you’re prepared for renewing your application. New Fairtrade Towns have to renew their status after one year – after that it is every two years. Look at our applying and renewing pages for ideas and tips and how to create an action plan.
Promote your campaign in the media
If you’d like to promote your activity in the local press then check out our useful media guide and ‘how to get on the radio‘ guide which are full of hints and tips on how to write press releases, engage with journalists and much more.
Find inspiration and ideas from other Fairtrade Towns, in our case study library and other groups in your region.