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Earn and spend opportunities

Earn and spend opportunities

Earn and spend opportunities

If you’d like to start earning Time Credits or want some ideas as to how you can spend them, see below some of the regular opportunities on offer in addition to spend opportunities available with Spice


Time Banking is open to all of our tenants, as well as their families. All you have to do is be a member of the Together project.

Earn and spend opportunities



Earn opportunities

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Take part and try new things

Space Saviours

This is an environmental project that helps to transform disused places into something beneficial for local people, from gardens to wildflower meadows to natural play parks.

Earn Time Credits by volunteering for a project in your local area.



Visit: http://spacesaviours.co.uk/ for information about current projects or contact Project Officer Rachel Lovell on: Rachel.Lovell@v2c.org.uk



Big Lunches:

These are big meals or street parties for neighbours... They don’t need to be complicated and events can happen any time of the year.

Earn a Time Credit for each hour you spend planning a ‘Big Lunch’.



For more information visit: http://bit.ly/2sxJMFB


‘Sing Together’: This singing group meets weekly to practice and perform at a variety of events. The group meet 4pm – 5pm every Thursday at United Welsh’s main office.

Earn a Time Credit for each session you attend


United Welsh Community Investment team – 0800 294 0195 (press option 3)

Sing Together is held at: Y Borth, 13 Beddau Way, Caerphilly, CF83 2AX


Regular Together events:  United Welsh hold regular events for Together members such as the quarterly ‘Let’s Get Together’ and our annual awards.

Volunteer your time to help organise some of these events

Coach trips organised by the Together team, such as day trips to Bath and Weston-super-Mare.

These will be advertised to Together members in advance via letters, email and social media.


Support with community projects:

Together aims to enable communities and can support you to be active in your community and /or form a community group. You may want to deal with issues in the community together such as litter picks, helping neighbours, offering lifts, developing a food co-op or putting on events - anything that will make it a better place to live.

When you are ready we can help you and your neighbours become a constituted group which will allow you access to funding to help support your community further.


You can also potentially earn Time Credits for the time you spend.


Contact us if you have an idea or if you want to connect with other active people in your area. For example, our Thrive older person schemes, and supported housing schemes have many community groups.


Digital Champions

Digital Champions are volunteers who help others use computers and get online.  You don’t have to be a technology expert to volunteer to help others; just know the basics like setting up email and surfing the internet.

Free training is provided.  You could run a regular class, provide one-to-one support or help at one-off events.  We have a range of flexible opportunities and can provide equipment.

  Contact United Welsh’s Digital Inclusion Officer Louise Shute on 0800 294 0195 (press option 3) or email louise.shute@unitedwelsh.com
Get involved and tell us what you think

Together Panel:

This is a partnership of residents and staff who meet once a month to ensure their voice is heard and acted upon, looking at United Welsh’s services, performance, policies, and overseeing the Together Community Development Fund.


Join our panel and give your feedback. One Time Credit will be given for each hour of your time.



United Welsh Community Investment team – 0800 294 0195 (press option 3)

The Panel is held at United Welsh’s main office Y Borth, 13 Beddau Way, Caerphilly, CF83 2AX


Thrive 50+ Forum

This is a way for tenants to feedback to United Welsh’s Thrive team. The forum, which is held at various United Welsh schemes, gives a voice to tenants to ensure our services develop in consultation with each scheme’s needs. It is held at various United Welsh properties.

Join the forum and earn a Time Credit for each session you attend.  

Contact United Welsh on 0800 294 0195 (press option 3) or email tellmemore@unitedwelsh.com


Celtic Horizons Community Judges

This is a panel of tenants who help Celtic Horizons to review and scrutinise their services to improve the repairs and maintenance experience for our customers.

Join Celtic Horizons Community Judges and earn a Time Credit for each session and / or estate inspection you attend.

The group meet once a month.

Call Customer Experience Assistant Rebecca Evans on 0800 294 0195 (press option 1) or email: rebecca.evans@celtichorizons.co.uk

The meetings are normally held at Celtic Horizons, Suite 2 Block D, Caerphilly Business Park, Caerphilly, CF83 3ED

Organisations we work with

Caerphilly Miners’ Centre

Formerly the Caerphilly Miners’ Hospital, the Caerphilly Miners’ Centre is now a charity that delivers services to support wellbeing where local people can socialise, develop skills, access information and participate in community activities.

Earn one Time Credit per hour by volunteering your time at the community centre. Various roles are available such as Digi-volunteers to support Digital Fridays, craft workshop volunteers, running youth activities, social media support, café volunteers (free food hygiene training provided), ground keeping, fundraising, admin support, leaflet distributing and running new activities.

Craft Days on Mondays 1pm – 3pm and the third Saturday of every month:

Two Time Credits


Exercise class (gentle exercise) Thursdays 1.30pm – 2.15pm: One Time Credit


Evening Cinema Club every four weeks, Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm: Two Time Credits

The venue address is: 1 Beech Tree View, Caerphilly CF83 1DX

Call the centre on 029 2167 4242 or email: secretary@caerphillyminerscentre.org.uk 




Call 029 2167 4242 to find out what film is showing.


Valleys Gymnastics Academy:

An award-winning academy, Valleys Gymnastics provides valuable opportunities for children and young people to develop team work, confidence and social skills through gymnastics. It is based at Unit 3H, Croespenmaen Industrial Estate, Crumlin NP11 3AG

Earn one Time Credit per hour by volunteering as a coach at one of our Blaenau Gwent sessions in Ebbw Vale, Tredegar and Abertillery.



  • Free DBS check and safeguarding training free of charge
  • Training opportunities as you progress
  • Mentoring from experienced coaches (so no
  • experience needed!)
Open to ages 14 +

All of the below sessions cost one Time Credit per session:


Gymnastics, Ebbw Vale Sports Centre: Tuesdays @ 5pm for age 4-6 and

6pm for age 7+. Wednesdays @ 4.45pm for age 4-6 and 5.30pm for age 7+.


Freerunning, Ebbw Vale Sports Centre: Tuesdays @ 7pm for age 7+


Gymnastics, Tredegar Sports Centre: Mondays @ 5pm for ages 4-6 and 5.45pm for age



Gymnastics, Abertillery Comprehensive: Saturdays @ 10.45am for ages 4-6 and 11.30am for age 7+.


Pre-school gymnastics, Abertillery Comprehensive: Saturdays @ 10am for ages 2 ½ - 4.


School holiday fun sessions, Valleys Gymnastics Academy Crumlin: Wednesdays @ 2pm -

3pm for ages 6 and under; 3pm – 4pm for ages 7+.


Pre-school play sessions, Valleys Gymnastics Academy, Crumlin: Mondays, Wednesdays,

Fridays @ 10.30am for ages walking to 4; Wednesdays @ 1.30pm for babies, toddlers and

pre-schoolers (these sessions run in school term time only).


Contact Melissa Anderson on: Melissa.vgagymnastics@outlook.com or call: 01495 248070  


Facebook:  /valleysgymnasticacademy
Twitter: @VGAGymnastics


Website: http://valleysgymnasticsacademy.co.uk/contact-us/


Address: Croespenmaen Industrial Estate, Kendon, Croespenmaen, Newport NP11 3AG


Newbridge Memo

The Newbridge Memo is a crucial hub for the local community with a busy modern library, daily classes and events and a variety of evening entertainment. In November 2014 the Art Deco auditorium reopened its doors, filling the space with music and theatre once again.  

Volunteers are required to support the team with a variety of roles such as the Box Office, admin, bar work and ushering.


Contact Facilities Manager Joe Boulton on: Joe.Boulton@newbridgememo.co.uk or call 01495 243252 (ext: 2)


Address: High Street, Newbridge NP11 4FH


Little Theatre Cinema, Tredegar

This community cinema near The Circle in Tredegar shows films for as little as £2.50 and has a weekend Children’s Club.

The address is Little Theatre, Upper Coronation Street, Tredegar, NP22 3YA

Volunteers are needed in all aspects of running a Community Film Club including serving refreshments, technical assistance, front of house (meet and greet), promotion and marketing.
Volunteers are also needed to help provide other opportunities that can be run from the theatre i.e. drama, choir etc.
In addition to  earning Time Credits, you will also receive training as required which may progress to accredited learning.
Swap two Time Credits to attend any film. 

Email Kevin: info@littletheatrecinematredegar.co.uk or call 07837 180 762 / 07545 121 713


Address: Little Theatre, Upper Coronation Street, Tredegar, NP22 3YA


There is also the option to donate your Time Credits to a good community cause if you prefer. Want some inspiration? Have a read of Cole Court's story.


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