Using time as currency



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Using time as currency

York Timebank is part of a growing international movement enabling local people to share their skills and abilities using time as a currency instead of money. Everyone’s time is valued equally. For every hour you give helping someone, you receive a one hour time credit. Anyone can join. Everyone has something to offer. In York we now have 178 members and this number is steadily growing.

We are currently reaching out to socially isolated people in the community in order to proactively match people with opportunities for skill sharing, support and social contact. We now have a part-time community development worker who can lead in this process thanks to a grant from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Timebanking is a means of exchange build for abundance – for the assets that lie dormant in people and organisations. By bringing these assets to life, and allowing people equitable access to them, we no longer need to talk about a resource crisis. We can say that People Can!

You can spend your credits on a painting lesson, gardening help, fix your bike, learn a new skill, jogging buddy, help with your computer skills, or cleaning your house. If you can do it you can exchange it!

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