Cambridgeshire Time Credits have been running in areas across Cambridgeshire since 2014. The programme is funded by Cambridgeshire County Council, the CHS Group and Clarion Housing, working in partnership with Tempo, a social enterprise.

How they work

Through Time Credits, people are encouraged to get involved in their community.  Anyone can volunteer and offer skills to organisations involved in the Time Credit Network. 

For every hour a person gives to their community, for example, helping children read in schools, companionship for older people, setting up a peer support group they could earn one printed Time Credit. They can spend it on an hour’s activity in other community organisations, in local businesses and at large venues such as St. Paul’s or the Tower of London. They can also share them with friends and family or use them to thank others in turn.  

Earn and Spend time credits diagram

Time Credits help to strengthen and build strong connected communities. It encourages volunteering across all age groups and enables people to give time to their communities in a wide range of ways. Time Credits create opportunities for communities to share assets and skills and work together in exciting ways.

Find out where you can spend and earn Time Credits.

Meet our Time Credit Members

Find out more about how our Time Credit members earn and spend their Time Credits in Cambridgeshire. Meet these volunteers and read about their stories.

Time Credits programme priorities

  • Older people
  • Strengthening families
  • Skills and employment
  • Tackling poverty
  • Attracting new people to volunteering

Time Credits areas 

  • Cambridge City North and East
  • Chatteris
  • Ely
  • Huntingdon
  • Littleport
  • March
  • Soham
  • St Neots
  • Wisbech


Examples of organisations involved in Cambridgeshire Time Credit programme include:

  • Charities
  • Children’s Centres
  • Community groups
  • Schools
  • Sheltered housing schemes

If your organisation is active in a Time Credits area and would like to be considered to be part of the programme, please get in touch via the email address below