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We’re personally inviting you to join us in owning and shaping this new Time Bank project in South Leeds!

Come along to this pre-launch event for

  • Speed-networking with organisations in south Leeds

  • Tea and cake

  • Gaining a better understanding of the Timebanking concept

  • Exploring how our collectives can share space, skills and stuff

South Leeds Shares is a simple Timebanking model which aims to pull together local groups and organisations to share resources and encourage joint working. At this event, representatives from Organisations in South Leeds will break out of their traditional roles and explore how we can make the most of what we’ve got for the benefit of the whole community.

There are four main reasons for doing this:

It saves money

We have an abundance of wealth in our community. At a time when we can’t pay for new stuff, we should be using the stuff we do have in more creative ways. Timebanking is the means of exchange that works with abundance, not scarcity, recognising the value that anyone can bring.

It is about equality

It is simple – an hour for an hour. There are no different rules for anyone. That gives everybody access to the same resource, networks and opportunities, as well as everyone the opportunity to contribute. Not everyone may wish to utilise resource in the same way, but access to the opportunity is very important.

New relationships

Of course the ‘stuff’ that the Time Bank gives us access to is pretty exciting, but behind that is something more important which is the chance to forge relationships with new people. By exchanging assets with people and organisations, individuals are meeting new people, learning new skills, forging new relationships, all of which helps build up the networks that we are so often excluded from. Timebanking ‘gives permission’ to engage, and makes possible new and reciprocal relationships.

Co-production

People can! We think people have to be empowered to fix themselves and make services work for them. We believe the power to make real change in our communities rests with people. The Time Bank model is about creating an environment for this to happen, for people to become co-designers and co-producers of the services they are part of. By creating an opportunity for all to contribute, participate and take, we can build a new infrastructure upon which services can sit.

Offers for organisational exchange could include:

Training Transport Meeting Space Sports Equipment Furniture Machinery Toys A/V Equipment Games Catering Equipment Costumes Events Space Uniforms Workshops Outdoor Space Tools

Please come along and bring your ideas to this fun and informal session.

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