Funding

Each of our Time Banks is funded by a combination of funding, including grants, donations and earned income. We are a resourceful organisation and believe that we deliver great value for money.

Some of our main funders include The Big Lottery Fund, Comic Relief and Children in Need. We are also proud to be supported by many other charities and trusts.

We are very keen to find ways to become sustainable and opened our first charity shop in Stonehouse in November 2012.

Partnership working is part of the Fair Shares ethos and we have been part of some successful consortium and partnership bids.

If you are an organisation looking for potential partners and want to know more about how we work please contact us on either time@fairshares.org.uk or call on 01452 415 900.

Interested in supporting us?
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Some of our current and previous funders

Funder Comic ReliefFunder Big Lottery FundFunder Severn Vale HousingFunder Zurich Community Trust
Funder Gloucestershire County CouncilFunder Morrisons FoundationFunder Sovereign
Funder Henry Smith CharityFunder Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner GloucestershireFunder Tewkesbury Borough CouncilTesco Logo
Funder John JamesFunder rooftop Housing GroupFunder the Tudor Trust

How can we prove time banking works?

We believe in time banking, and we know first-hand that it works. However, we understand that it’s asking a lot of prospective funders to take that final step in becoming a permanent supporter of Fair Shares, so we’ve provided some cold, hard evidence to illustrate its success! 

Below you will find records of evaluations we have had carried out in previous years, as well as plans for future ones.

Fair Shares Evaluation - August 2011 - PDF Fair Shares Evaluation Refresh - February 2013 - PDF
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