We build communities, with communities, for communities

Services that start with what the community has to offer have a greater opportunity to make an impact.

Partner with us to design and deliver co-produced programmes that utilise your local skill set and invite individuals to give back to the community.

We work in partnership with local authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups, housing, service providers and grant funders to build, develop and support communities. Together we co-produce solutions, encouraging more active involvement in the design and delivery of services and community-led activities.

We build communities, with communities, for communities

What our commissioners think

We asked Councillor Peter Wilson, Deputy Leader of Chorley Borough Council how he believes their partnership with Tempo Time Credits has encouraged more of their residents to take an active involvement in their community.

Download our Commissioners brochure

Our brochure offers an overview of how Tempo Time Credits works and how organisations have used our platform to improve their service delivery. 

We are proud to be the provider of the YPO Tempo Time Credits framework. We can be commissioned through this framework, providing the public sector with a compliant route to market and allowing our services to be commissioned easily.


Drive engagement in service

Our Tempo Time Credits can:

  • Help you engage with key target audiences to meet specific goals e.g. reducing loneliness, increasing participation of vulnerable adult groups or engaging service users. 
  • Enable these groups to develop their employability skills in a range of areas – soft skills, transferable skills, communication skills – and give back to their communities at the same times.


of our volunteers in our recent impact report learned a new skill


report improved mental health

Maximise community participation

Encourage greater engagement of service users by creating new opportunities to participate in service design and co-production. For example, a person may join a service user forum, help a group to create promotional materials, or become a community ambassador.


of our volunteers feel more able to contribute to the community and other people


know more about community-based services and support available to them

Attract and retain committed volunteers in your community

Our Tempo Time Credits can:

  • Help you celebrate and thank your valued volunteers with reward and recognition for their positive impact on your community. 
  • We help to bring new people into volunteering, provide opportunities for work experience, upskilling and to be more physically active, regular face to face contact, networking and more.


believe Time Credits helped them get a job


of our volunteers felt less isolated and lonely

Outcome focused

  • We align our programs to meet the needs of our commissioners and their communities. Partnering with us delivers you a stronger community initiative.
  • We build self-supporting networks of organisations where our Commissioners, Recognition Partners, Earn groups and volunteers work in diverse and accessible ways to grow their communities.
  • We bring groups and individuals together creating a culture of inclusivity, acceptance and support through events and activities.
  • We bring new people into volunteering and provide opportunities for upskilling, networking and more.


of our volunteers reported improved quality of life


reported improved physical health

Read our case studies

We work in partnership with a number of different agencies that use our Time Credits platform to support community development, improve physical health and wellbeing and the employability skills of local communities.

Our impact and success are highlighted in each of our case studies. Our co-production in social care has brought real change to organisations and our support to the community has enabled many to tackle homelessness, isolation, and substance misuse.

Click the category below to be directed to a selection of case studies in your area of interest or browse all our case studies for an overview of what Tempo can offer.

Read our blogs

Stories from Wales

Celebrating 15 Years of Tempo Time Credits: A Journey of Community Empowerment As we mark the milestone of 15 years…

Our Partnership with Team Kinetic

We’re so excited to be partnering with Team Kinetic to enhance volunteering experiences.   “Tempo’s vision: Together, we forge a…

Motivators and barriers to volunteering – City of London Research summary

Tempo Time Credits conducted research on volunteering in The City of London for the City of London Corporation. The research…

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