The Clonakilty Favour Exchange is a Timebank, it's a skills and labour exchange system. It is open, voluntary and does not involve the making or spending of money. It is at heart “an economy of goodwill” with its own currency, the favour. This website explains how CFE works and how you can join us.
WHAT IS Clonakilty Favour Exchange?
Maybe you have a large job to do like digging your garden or decorating your house and want to call a favour from others to help you – and to be able to pay them back in kind? CFE makes that possible by connecting people who are willing to work for each other in this way while keeping a central directory of who can offer what and who has helped who. The CFE system is designed to be effective, reliable and practical – and professionally maintained.
CFE on RTE's John Murray Show
How does it work?
If you join the scheme your talents and skills or offers of labour will be listed for others in the Exchange to see. You will then have access to their skills and labour and they can call on you in return. An open register is kept of who has done what and to maintain a fair balance of time worked. The system is open and aims to build a self-help community while sharing talents and time for the benefit of members. Read more about what we do on the ‘How it Works’ page or contact us to ask any questions you might have.