FUNDING: Pilot Scheme for Time Bank Project

Status:  Open to applications
Open for Applications:  05 July 2012
Application Deadline:  02 August 2012
End Date:  31 December 2014
Start Date:  01 January 2013


Procurement opportunity to promote, run and organise a Pilot Scheme for a Time Bank Project in Reading.


Contract Value:  £80,000
Duration:  2 Years to 5 Years

Value Notes

The total estimated value of the contract is £80,000.

Duration Notes

The duration of the contract is two years subject to satisfactory performance, annual review and future funding allocations with an option to extend for a further two years if the pilot is successful.

Further Information

Reading Borough Council is inviting applications to promote, run and organise a Pilot Scheme for a Time Bank Project.

The aim of the service will be to provide a vehicle for community members to trade time and allow local people, including those most in need, to share their skills with one another in a well managed and inclusive way. The focus will be to help people identify the skills they can share with others, as well as the areas where they may need help from others, and exchange these skills in a safe manner.

The service is outcome focused and the successful organisation will have a degree of freedom and flexibility to shape the service delivery to meet the outcomes set by the Council. The aim of the pilot is to test out approaches so as to inform future time bank development in Reading and the Council has identified eight geographical areas within Reading which have strong potential as time bank bases. It is anticipated that the Pilot Scheme will operate in three of these identified areas, which will be selected by potential suppliers in their tender submission.

Interested parties are advised to contact the awarding authority for further information.

Bid Process

Applicants must register with the South East Business Portal (opens in a new window) to access a Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) document and submit an Expression of Interest.

The closing date for the receipt of completed PQQ documents is 12 noon on 2 August 2012.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this funding opportunity locally, please contact the following:

Contact details:
Gayle Buckley
Reading Borough Council
Business Improvement Team
Level 6
Civic Offices
Telephone:  0118 9373953
For more information, please visit the Funding Central website.