HOurBank gives people (and organisations or businesses) the chance to share skills and build community simply by helping one another. It’s a unique social group that runs on a simple time-banking system. Members of the HOurBank advertise their skills, hobbies and interests on a private, virtual noticeboard. From here, fellow members can ‘purchase’ these skills, offering their own unique abilities as payment.
Here’s an example: Paul, a technology-prodigy wants to spruce up his garden, but he doesn’t know the difference between a weed and a wisteria. So Paul helps Matilda advance her computer skills, and in return Matilda helps Paul with his garden. The HOurBank treats every member equally, and encourages each person to get involved in their community. The social group increases self-confidence and employability whilst enabling cultural interchange and active citizenship.
First Tuesday of the month 11am
121a Peckham High Street
visit our cafes
All Saints Church
on Blenheim Grove
South London Mission
(Bermondsey Central Hall)
256 Bermondsey Street
Rachel Leigh Community Hall
32 Andrews Walk
HOW DOES IT WORK?
WANT TO JOIN?
If you live in Southwark, or own a local business in the area, and want to share your skills (or products) with our community, all we need are 2 references and your attendance
at an introduction session.
Or, maybe you want to hear a bit more about HOurBank before signing up. That's okay too, you can call 020 7732 0007 during the week talk to one of our HOurBank brokers, or email
While HOurBank is a free service for its members, there are still staff and administration fees to pay.
If this project interests you and you want to support it.
MORE ABOUT BEING A MEMBER
- Anyone living or working in Southwark can join
- One hour of work equals one time credit
- Each member gets their own account
- Members can put up their Requests and Offers anytime using the online noticeboard
- Exchanging at least monthly is recommended
"HOurBank brings people together."
94% of HOurBank members would recommend us to a friend!