What we do

We co-design and deliver Time Credits programmes in partnership with local authorities, health, social care and housing providers, schools, businesses and voluntary sector organisations.

Time Credits work very simply: for each hour that an individual contributes to their community or service, they could earn a Time Credit. This Time Credit can be spent accessing an hour of activity provided by one of our corporate and community partners, or gifted to others.

Watch this video, produced as part of University of Cambridge research, to see a typical volunteer’s journey with Time Credits.

Cambridgeshire Time Credits - a volunteer's story


people have earned Time Credits


Time Credits spent in last year by friends and family


Time Credits have been earned

Latest News

Read a selection of news and updates from across Spice and our Time Credits programmes


Civil Society Strategy: Looking ahead

Our CEO Ian Merrill writes The launch of the Civil Society Strategy feels timely as Spice also launches its new 5-year strategy - it was the Office for Civil...

Two new trustees join the Spice team

Spice’s Board of Trustees is delighted to announce the appointment of two new members, one of whom has been selected to become our Chair. These appointments...

Activating Communities for Health: Spice events this October

Community centred approaches and partnerships with the voluntary sector are key to local and national NHS and public health strategies for improving health and...


We are thrilled to officially launch timecredits.com – our new go-to site for finding ways to earn and spend Time Credits!

Click ‘Enter‘ to learn about the new site’s functionality. 


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