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Launch of Time Bank Small Grants Programme & Information Session

This is a two part information session for those who have an interest in developing a Timebank. A Timebank is a community based project that measures and rewards the efforts that people make in their community by sharing their skills. Participants ‘deposit;’ their time in a bank by giving practical help and support to others and are able to ‘withdraw’ their time when they need something done themselves.

The overall aim of the session will be to give participants the confidence to start up a Timebank.  It will also focus on the essential skills for becoming a ‘Timebroker’.  A ‘Timebroker’ is a person who runs the Timebank and connects people locally.  The Timebroker can be paid or a volunteer, be connected to an organisation or be completely volunteer led.

Over lunch the Small Grants Programme will be launched with an information and Q&A session for groups and organisations that are interested in applying for a seed grant to support or develop a Timebank that primarily supports and involves older people to enable them take the lead in making a positive and lasting change in their community.

Belfast - Date: 13th December 2011
Time: Session 1: 10.30-12.30pm, Session 2: 12.45-2.00pm
Venue: Volunteer Now Offices, 129 Ormeau Road, Belfast
Derry/Londonderry - Date: 14th December 2011
Time: Session 1: 10.30-12.30pm, Session 2: 12.45-2.00pm
Venue: North West Volunteer Centre, Bishop Street, L’Derry
You can register for one or both parts of the information sessions by contacting; T:028 9023 2020 Please advise Natasha if you have any dietary requirements, particular access requirements or specific support needs such as large print text, by 9th December 2011.

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Comment by Admin on November 30, 2011 at 11:02

Fantastic idea. We are actually thinking of setting up a timebank for the Catalyst project community, that is an open community made of academics, artists, community groups interested in the idea of using digital technology for citizen innovation. the project has just started  and the website is still under construction, but you can download some basic info from . Marian, thank you so much for your hard work and inspiration, let's keep in touch.

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