Time Exchange Moving Forwards

by Theresa Ball in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

Time Exchange Moving Forwards

£5,600

raised of £10,000 target

9

supporters
56% 10 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £10,000 is pledged by 29th September 2020 at 3:38pm

We are seeking funding for an established time bank and drop-in centre as the community needs us more than ever during the Covid-19 pandemic

by Theresa Ball in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

The Time Exchange is a community based time banking initiative and drop-in centre based in Arthur’s Hill, Newcastle. Local residents exchange time and skills with each other. Members voluntarily carry out work for each other and earn ‘time credits’ in return. These credits can be exchanged for other member services.

It’s About Time

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What is the Time Exchange?

The Time Exchange is a time bank, which is a way for people to share skills with others in their community and be rewarded for it – in time. For every hour of time you give providing a service for another participant, you receive one time credit.

What can you do with your time credits?

You can exchange your time credits when you need a service from someone else. You can save them to use in the future.

Who can receive time credits?

Anyone can participate.Young people can share know how in whatever interests them, the elderly and housebound can cook for events or make friendly phone calls. Age, ability, lack of finance or limited mobility are no bars to participating in the time bank.

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The Time Bank

When you join the scheme we will open an account for you. Your hours will be recorded on a computer and we will send you a regular statement of the time you have given and received.

You give

A few hours of your spare time when you want to, doing the things you enjoy.

You receive

The opportunity to get some help for yourself when you need it. You get the satisfaction from making the quality of life better for someone else.

An extra bonus for you

You can give twice by donating your time credits to someone else who needs them more than you do.

Skills and Services

HOUSEHOLD

REPAIR AND SERVICES

FOOD AND COOKING

ARTS AND CRAFTS

FAMILY AND PETS

COMPUTING

HEALTH & RELAXATION

ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS

EDUCATION & TRAINING

LANGUAGES

ADVICE & INFORMATION

PERSONAL SUPPORT

BEAUTY

           

                                         

               

                                              

                               

    

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

Weekly maintenance of local street planters

Pledge an amazing £25 today and we will carry out essential weeding and litterpicking in the planters to brighten up and improve the local area.

£10 or more

Time Exchange members provided with 1-1 suppor

Spare us a tenner to help us provide more 1-1 member appointments, helping people take control over their own health and wellbeing, and get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way.

£50 or more

Daily exchanges of skills and services

Pledge £50 today and we will provide access to and range of different skills and services that residents could not normally afford. We will build on the skills of local residents and connect people to their local community.

£100 or more

Creating a stronger sense of community

Pledge £100 today and we will improve local community spirit by bringing residents together from diverse social and ethnic groups. We will organise safe community activities which will improve community cohesion and create a stronger sense of community.

Let's make 'Time Exchange Moving Forwards' happen

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