Slivers-of-Time is a social business which has developed a web based platform that makes it really easy for people to volunteer their spare time to employers, voluntary organisations or their local community.
The platform is similar in principle to self-managed online shopping, banking and social websites. The difference is the time-banking system behind it. It enables, and encourages people to provide services to each other, for example, spending a couple of spare hours volunteering at the local library.
They are already working with three local councils to provide a platform that enables citizens to volunteer hours of time, on their own terms, at times of their choosing. The technology underpinning these services manages each person's availability and terms for accepting volunteering assignments. The platform can be locally configured and branded and supports multiple models of time-giving.
It is secure, transparent and fast, as booking, or offering services take seconds.
The award: Slivers-of-Time has been awarded £150,000 to scale the growth of the community based volunteering via its web based platform within the three local councils
Find out more about the £10m fund supporting ideas with potential to deliver a significant increase in the giving and exchange of time, assets, skills, resources and money
Read the press release announcing the first 15 organisations to be funded through the Innovation in Giving Fund
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