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.

Projects Timeline


2017-2020: Improving lives in care homes

Logo for the National Development Team for Inclusion

The three-year Time to Connect project was funded by the National Lottery in partnership with the National Development Team for Inclusion. The £250,000 project set out to improve the lives of care home residents using timebanking to link them to their communities to share interests and experiences.


2016-2019: Growing time banks in Hampshire

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.


2015-2017: Helping Syrian refugees 

2015-2017: Helping Syrian refugees 

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.

2015: A first step for jobseekers

Front door and sign for a Job Centre Plus building.

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.


2012-2013: Keeping older people independent

2012-2013: Keeping older people independent

The Department of Health funded a two-year project working with Timebanking UK in 14 areas to enable older people to maintain independence in their own homes. The project involved 92 GPs, with 1,661 older people exchanging 28,000 hours.


2007-2010: Involving veterans in their communities

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.


2009-2010: Supporting excluded young people

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.