Boyle, D (2001) Timebanks - a radical manifesto for the UK. Accessed July 2020

What makes an active timebank - an article outlining some quantitative research comparing timebanks across the world. She develops models to try to get an idea of the features that make a timebank more active.  Common to both models was more requests and fewer offers.   There were others.  Having a paid coordinator might be one factor that would not be immediately visible given then approach she has taken.   The researcher has future plans so with luck will produce more insights.  


Benefits of Timebanking

Timebanks need to be able to talk about the benefits that they bring to the communities they serve if they want funding - however small or large the following provide some information  on this

 Here is a page written by the University of York looking at the benefits of Timebanking.

Boyle, D., Clark, S. and Burns, S. (2006) Hidden work. New Economics Foundation.  Accessed July 2020

Knapp, M. and Bauer, A. and Perkins, M. and Snell, T. (2012) Building community capital in social care: is there an economic case? Community Development Journal, online ISSN 0010-3802.  Abstract available here

New Economics Foundation (2011) In this together.

Seyfang, G. (2002) The time of our lives. New Economics Foundation. A summary document of an evaluation of Timebanking in the UK Accessed July 2020

Slay, J. and Robinson, B. (2011) In this together. New Economics Foundation. Accessed July 2020

Tempero Time Credits Evaluation of impact - report featured on this page

Coote et al (2008) The New Wealth of Time: How timebanking helps people build better public services. New Economics Foundation. Accessed July 2020.


 Other possibilities if you have access to a University library

Kimmel, S. (2009) Beyond Volunteerism: Timebanking as a Catalyst for Community and Economic Regeneration. Social Policy, Vol. 39 Issue 3.Powell, K. and Dalton, M. (2003) Co-Production, Service Exchange Networks, and Social Capital. The Social Policy Journal,Volume 2, Issues 2-3.

Sacha, L. (2012) Bank on it. Mental Health Today, March/April, 28-29.

 Letcher, A.S. and Perlow, K.M (2009) Community-Based Participatory Research Shows How a Community Initiative Creates Networks to Improve Well-Being.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 37, No. 6 Supplement 

Seyfang, G. (2003) Growing Cohesive Communities One Favour at a Time: Social Exclusion, Active Citizenship and Time Banks. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Volume 27.3 September 2003, 699-706.


Video Resources

Global Mutual Credit: Is it time for a Co-op coin?