Tempo Time Credits Cymru Launch
In April earlier this year, we received some exciting news on the progress of our application that we submitted to the Welsh Government, for a ground-breaking national programme. Much to our delight, the Welsh government has provided us with a 3-year grant for the development of this National Programme of Tempo Time Credits that covers the entire country.
This is fantastic news since we see this as a significant step towards shaping Welsh philanthropy by tackling many societal problems head on. Our programme will complement the Welsh Government’s policies on reducing loneliness and isolation. While allowing us to recognise the valued work of volunteers by providing them with Tempo Time Credits, that they can use on a national network of Recognition Partners.
Unfortunately, these are two problems that are relatively prevalent in Welsh society, with over 25.3% of older people in Wales reported being lonely and 26.9% being socially isolated (Cognitive Function and Ageing Study).
Although these issues tend to affect older people more, the stats convey that younger generations are also prone to feeling lonely. Data gathered by Stats Wales state that as many as 20% of people aged between 16 and 24 are suffering from loneliness.
Needless to say, due to the recent pandemic you can expect these figures to rise considerably.
How our national programme will benefit communities
First and foremost, we are tremendously fortunate to operate in a country that has such a great tradition of solidarity. As seen from the pandemic, it’s all too common to see Welsh communities and their people readily come together in the face of adversity.
We believe that this will only aid our efforts when we set out our National Programme of Tempo Time Credits for Wales. As part of our strategy, we aim to build a nationwide network that directly challenges inequality by valuing everybody’s contribution to the community.
At the heart of the strategy is a methodical process created with the intention of bringing people closer together by encouraging them to take part in philanthropic activities. The secret lies in fostering community cohesion.
Bringing people together to co-operate and rely on one another is our greatest weapon in combatting inequality. Communities feel united. The most vulnerable feel supported. And people get inspired.
If you want to make a difference and help change people’s lives, then join our Tempo Time Credits Cymru network today. Simply email us at email@example.com or call 029 2056 6132. Together, we can start building for a better society.