Timebanking allows people to give and receive what they need in their community. It helps people find, make contact and record what is given and received. There is no requirement how much someone can give or receive, however being part of a local community overtime people generally give back, helping ensure a healthy community. It creates a stronger network, friendships and support within the local community.
Timebanking is run by the Department of Communities and Justice, it is rolled out across Australia with over 70 communities in NSW, 6500 members and 30,000 hours traded.
In January 2020 a new public interface was launched for Timebanking. In 2019 Jnana signed a three-year contract to maintain Timebanking.
On 10th March 2017 and 5th March 2015 Jnana launched new versions of the Timebanking software with new user-interfaces, features, improvements and refinements.
New Timebanking user-interface
On 24th April 2014 Jnana launched the first version of the new leading-edge Timebanking platform.
New Timebanking software at launch
In November 2013, Jnana signed a 5-year contract to develop and continually improve the software. It followed a successful trial in the Central Coast and Hunter Valley.
The project was formally run by the Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government.
Mosman Park Hour Exchange
In August 2013, Jnana commenced a local timebanking project, www.mosmanparkhourexchange.com.au, with Town of Mosman Park, Perth, Western Australia. The website and software was successfully launched, training provided and adaptations made. The project is funded by the Government of Western Australia.
Hunter Valley and Central Coast Timebanking Trial
In October 2012, Jnana signed a 18-month contract with the NSW Government to provide the software and support for the Timebanking project, in the Central Coast and Hunter Valley in NSW. The website and software was successfully launched, training provided and adaptations made. Subsequently, Jnana developed and launched the Timebanking iPhone App and Android apps.
The trial was sponsored by the NSW Government and operated by Hunter Volunteer Centre and Volunteering Central Coast.