Saturday, November 09, 2013

Time2Give - a great initiative

I have previously mentioned the timebanking initiative for the West End, now named Time2Give.    Yesterday, I attended the latest meeting of the Time2Give that took place at Blackness Library.

Timebanking is a means of exchange used to organise people and organisations around a purpose, where time is the principal currency.  

For every hour participants ‘deposit’ in a timebank, perhaps by giving practical help and support to others, they are able to ‘withdraw’ equivalent support in time when they themselves are in need. In each case the participant decides what they can offer. 

It is a great, community-based, concept and there is great enthusiasm towards getting the West End timebank off the ground.

You can download full details from the Time2Give leaflet here and the registration form can be downloaded here.