#Free Money Day

(A more generous world is possible)

Every year on September 15th, people across the world hand out their own money to complete strangers (virtually or in-person), asking recipients to pass half on to someone else. An experiment in generosity, Free Money Day invites a questioning of our relationship to money. Are you daring enough to give it a try?

How to get involved

You have three options to take part in Free Money Day:

1. Leave money as a surprise

Spark the spirit of generosity by hiding two banknotes with a message to pass one on.

Write a note + find a location + leave money for someone to find!

2. Share money in person

Galvanize and inspire your community by setting up an event in your local area. 

Find a public place + give out two coins or notes at a time!

3. Give away money digitally

Connect with people across the world by giving money digitally or hosting a virtual event.

Select recipients + send money via a digital payment platform!

2022 Free Money Day Events

News and inspiration

Free Money Day 2020 Media Release

Free Money Day 2020 A global social experiment aims to show that a more generous world is possible. This September 15th, a unique social experiment aims to show that a more generous world is possible. On Free Money Day, now in its 10th year, people around the world...

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Ten Years On

This September 15 marks ten years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered the 2008 financial crash. While the global economy appears to be roaring, the hidden story of our current ‘economic boom’ is that debt has kept rising, because money keeps accumulating....

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Free Money Day is a project of the Post Growth Institute