Tag Archives: Spice Time Credits

People Powered Money: everything you need to know to set up a community currency

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  As CCIA draws to a close, we release a how-to guide on creating your own community currency. Covering everything from currency design to project management, People Powered Money is available for free download from the New Economics Foundation website.    As the conventional monetary system foundered following the financial crisis in 2008, interest in new types of   …Continue Reading


CCIA final evaluation: Money with a purpose

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Since the 2008 financial crisis, more people are exploring alternative approaches to economics and money. In this context, community currencies – new types of money designed by communities to meet their specific needs – are coming to the fore. Complementing rather than replacing conventional money, these community currencies all seek to address economic, social and   …Continue Reading


CCIA partner Spice teams up with Wales Millenium Centre

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On Wednesday 26th April, CCIA partner Spice launched a collaboration with Wales Millenium Centre by taking 260 school children to see a stage production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.  Cantonian School (in Fairwater), Woodlands High School (in Ely) and Hawthorn High School (in Pontypridd), as well as 80 community members from Llanelli,   …Continue Reading


The impact of Spice time credits on the life of a primary school

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CCIA partner Spice runs time credit programmes with a range of partners, including thirty eight schools across England and Wales. Ms Ceri-Ann Gilbert, a teacher at Windsor Primary school, talks about the benefits.  “Time Credits have been a fantastic incentive not only for our pupils to do that little bit extra but for our parents too.   …Continue Reading


Spice take-over event

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On Sunday 15th February, CCIA partners Spice held their first ever “take-over” event, in collaboration with Llanelli Scarlets Rugby Club. Many families who had previously not been able to afford to watch live rugby together were able to use their Time Credits to buy tickets. Groups from local school who have partnered with Spice attended,   …Continue Reading


Spice Time Credit project hits 1,000 hours of volunteer work

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Great news from CCIA partner Spice, whose time credit programme is doing wonders up and down the UK.  The Orchard Church of England Primary School in Cambridgeshire has wracked up a staggering 1,000 hours of volunteer time since signing up to Spice’s time credit programme, with the project run by the local council. To read more   …Continue Reading


CCIA Partner Spice wins Prestigious Award for Time Credits

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Absolutely fantastic news from CCIA partners Spice, who have just won the prestigious prize for “Contribution to the Sector” at the 3rd Sector Care Awards in London. By happy coincidence, this came on the same day that Spice released an independently conducted report into the impact of their Time Credit currency on individuals, communities and services.   …Continue Reading


Spice Evaluation Launch – write-up!

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Change that is Meaningful – conference write up!

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Duncan Thomas: How can complementary currencies address social, health and economic inequalities, while encouraging and valuing the contributions made by people to their own communities and services? On Friday 14th November, Cardiff’s Millenium Centre hosted “Change that is Meaningful”- a one-day conference, organised by Spice, bringing together policy makers, heads of services, activists, practitioners, academics   …Continue Reading


Newsletter – October 2014

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