Hale Community Centre, 130 Upper Hale Road, Farnham Surrey UK GU9 0JH

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How the Timebank works

All sorts of things can be exchanged through our Timebank

Cooking itemsTracy helps Joan by doing some cooking
Joan gives Tracy 2 hours time credits

PC ScreenDavid gives Tracy a hand using her PC
Tracy gives David 1 time credit for 1 hours help


Gardening toolsDavid uses his 1 hour credit to have Liz mow his lawn
Liz receives 1.5 hours time credits from David


Iron and boardLiz gets Joan to do her ironing and gives her 2 time credits

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Welcome to Farnham Area Timebank

Could you offer some help to someone or do you need help with something?
Maybe shopping, a lift somewhere, friendship, simple DIY 


What is Farnham Area Timebank?
Our Timebank builds on the great community spirit in Farnham.  It is a way for people to help others and be rewarded for it – in time. For every hour of time you give helping someone, you receive one time credit which you can exchange when you need help from someone else.
How can I get involved?
Anyone can join the Timebank.  A few terms and conditions apply and to ensure your peace of mind we take up references for all members.
Individuals or organisations can sign up to become members of the Timebank or can help be part of the team that run it.
Click here to Become a Member and start the easy joining process.
Want to know more?
To find out more about Timebanking click here to go to the Timebanking UK main website.
Join our Timebank now by clicking on the Become a Member button and start getting involved.
If you would prefer to speak to someone, call 07414 889825 or email farnhamareatimebank@gmail.com
For more information contact:
Cathy Burroughs, Timebank Co-ordinator, Sandy Hill Community Bungalow
Tel:   07414 889825                                       
Web: www.thebungalow.org.uk      email: farnhamareatimebank@gmail.com

Timebanking UK News

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Who are Timebanking UK?

Time Banking UK is the national umbrella charity linking and supporting time banks across the country. We provide support, advice, guidance, resources and training to anyone interested in learning about timebanking, incorporating timebanking into their organisation or those who want to start up community time banks.

Timebanking UK supports all models of timebanking in all settings, with organisational timebanking becoming a big part of the sustainability plans of networks across the country.

Timebanking is witnessing extraordinary growth since the first time banks in the UK in 1998.  Spread to over 40 nations and 6 continents, there is now over 26,000 people time banking in the UK alone who have generated over 1.3 million hours of support for each other. There are new time banks being set up every week.  With the twin drivers of the public deficit crisis and the Coalition Government’s commitment to hand more power and responsibility to local communities and individuals, the political climate could not be more supportive of time banking.

We are a charity and company limited by guarantee.

Our head office is in Stroud, Gloucestershire where our core team work and liaise with time banks across the country.


Timebanking UK believes in a world in which people may have all they need for their own well being by contributing what they can to:

  • Building community
  • Caring for the marginalized
  • Bringing up healthy children
  • Fighting injustice

To do this we have three clear roles: HELPING, THINKING & DOING.

1) Helping -

Supporting timebanking projects and our membership through advice, consultancy, training and technical support

2) Thinking -

Researching and evaluating timebanks projects, helping to shape the policy debate around coproduction and sytem change

3) Doing -

Prototyping and piloting new models of timebanking and co-productions, such as the ‘Shares’ social marketplace.

Who do we work with?

We work primarily with organisations from the public and community sectors, in a consultancy and advisory capacity

Our training programmes cover a broad range of interests through from local community champions interested in timebanking to commissioners of public services.

Our software and support packages are open to everyone.


hOurworld®️ News

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hOurworld Mobile Time Banking We believe in Open Innovation! We implement the best ideas of our members and coordinators. This broad based co-production model of networking and development affords us all the best tools for sustaining our local communities!

We believe in removing ALL the barriers to time banking that we can. Access to the hOurworld platform is FREE. It is easy for new members to join and learn, and easy for coordinators to manage and report on their members and activity.

We believe in supporting local diversity while maintaining a central cooperative organization to provide accessible support, training, and communications. We are documenting and teaching these models.

We believe that every member have control over their own privacy and content. We operate on private secure servers and HIPPA compliant data centers where all information is encrypted before going out on the internet.

We believe that time banking is one spoke in a wheel of Movements Moving Together. We foster local community organizations drawing together to create powerful local economies as they integrate CSA, Food Co-op, Buy Local, Transition Town, BALLE, CAP and others. The opportunities are endless!

All the Best from hOurworld

Timebankers in Farnham have been very busy - we currently have 35 members who have made 110 exchanges so far this year.

Give an hour -
get one back

Time well spent

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