At Timebanking UK, we value collaboration highly – after all, sharing knowledge and skills is what we’re all about. And we’re proud to have worked together with some of the key names in the UK’s charity, public and private sectors. Click on the titles to read more about each project.
If you’d like to know more or are interested in working with Timebanking UK on a project, please get in touch.
Hampshire County Council awarded Timebanking UK a grant to implement a network of time banks throughout Hampshire. Initially this was as part of a wider community engagement project, but at the end of the first year the timebanking element was making demonstrable progress with nine time banks established, so the grant was extended until March 2019.
TBUK was commissioned by Barnet Council to manage a two-year time bank project, which incorporated a programme aiming to involve Syrian refugees in the local community. TBUK calculated the social return of investment (SROI) of the project and found that, for every £1 spent, £9.34 of social value was achieved.
The Department of Work and Pensions supports Timebanking UK, recognising that timebanking can be a powerful first step for unemployed people who find it hard to engage in training or formal volunteering. Every Job Centre Plus in the UK received a Notification of Change in 2015 to allow timebanking hours to count towards job-seeking hours.
A three-year project with the Royal British Legion used timebanking to support families of former and current military personnel to support them to become more involved in the community. TBUK met all the targets in this project, which involved 11 sites, and 2,198 people exchanging over 30,000 hours.
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation awarded TBUK a two-year grant, targeted at young people who were excluded, or at risk of being excluded from school or college. TBUK worked with Simon Ghartey of Progress to establish the Eco-Stars Time Bank with young people from Brixton. Eco-Stars developed community gardens with youth and community groups and schools. Four youth time banks were created, with young people involved in their running and management from the outset. Nearly 1,000 young people benefited from the scheme, directly or indirectly, and learned new practical and social skills. 90% reported improved confidence and 63% reported improved attitude and attendance at school.