A week of great news for TimeBank!

This week the good news is flowing in and it would seem that good news breeds good news. Two significant funding bids, one for the continuation of our Leaders Together project from City Bridge Trust - capacity building our own sector - and one for a brand new mentoring project for young women leaving care, in partnership with the Institute of Psychiatry, came in on one day!

Throughout everything, crisis or not, we have continued to deliver our renowned volunteer mentoring projects and employee volunteering programmes, on time, on budget and to a very high (externally evaluated) standard.  We have set up a new quarter of a million pound pilot of a mentoring project to support carers funded by the Big Lottery Fund – and we’ve even opened a second office in Birmingham …

What irony then that Third Sector chose this week to drag up a story from 2011 about us losing our funding! Sorry guys - but TimeBank is thriving.

So what’s our next move? Well, we are talking to a brand new partner about developing a cutting edge mentoring scheme with homeless people, and we are about to launch Engage, a new project working in Tower Hamlets with young people who are not in employment, education, or training.  We haven’t rested on our laurels or expected Government funding to suddenly come back on stream – we’ve reinvented ourselves, refocused and diversified our funding streams – we may not be totally out of the woods but the phoenix is certainly rising from the ashes…