We are Tempo

A UK charity that works with businesses and organisations, like yourselves, to invest back into the community around you.

Our platform and growing network enables you to recognise and reward the valued work of local volunteers. We provide digital time credits for local volunteers to access services and experiences provided by you.

What can tempo do for your business?

As the UK marketplace and economy reopens, Tempo is perfectly placed to provide strategic and tangible support for all businesses and organisations.

  • Raise your profile
  • Attract new customers
  • Join a growing network
  • Contribute back to your community
  • No hidden costs
  • No small print
  • No subscriptions
  • No surprises

Offering partnerships that are unique, designed by the business to support their objectives, challenges or needs. This may be to break down barriers with elitism, racism, sexism and ageism or if your business objective is to appeal to a younger audience, an underrepresented community group or diversifying your audience range.

For no fees, subscriptions or hidden costs, businesses design the bespoke package based on their need and how much they can offer. Whether it's the gym session, cinema ticket, college course or café voucher, every business and organisation can get involved either during their quieter opening hours or at their busiest when a few extra customers won't impact the bottom line.

A charity and business partnership like no other.

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Our growing network

Tempo Time Credits Logo


Recognition partners in our network



People have earned Tempo Time Credits to date


1 million+

Tempo Time Credits earned across the United Kingdom.

Our aim is to build communities, with communities, for communities.

Time well spent


What's included


  • Guide us on the quantity of products available annually
  • Celebrate with outstanding local community members
  • Invest in your local community


  • Don’t ask for anything more – no money or subscriptions fees
  • Promote your business on our website, social channels and networks
  • Share our partnership with press and media publications
  • Invest in Government and local authority support
  • Encourage our volunteers to shout about you to their friends and family

Societal Impact

Tempo’s award-winning work in health, communities and resilience has been endorsed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the New Economics Foundation and the University of Cambridge. Independent evaluation of the impact of Time Credits for individuals and communities has shown consistent positive outcomes.

The 2020/2021 Tempo Impact Report shows those who volunteer within the Tempo network:


Feel they are contributing to their community


Feel more positive about the future


Improved mental health


Feel less lonely and isolated

I’m proud to see first hand that community spirit is rising from adversity. I’m lucky that within my role I am humbled by the many stories of individuals and groups supporting their communities, and making a real difference.

Mark Froud, CEO, Tempo Time Credits

Don't just take our word for it

We spoke to a selection involved with Tempo and part of their recognition partner network:

Our business aim was to increase accessibility to a London visitor audience. Being involved with Tempo has meant that we have already reached the audiences that we knew we wanted to reach. They did all the work for us!

Tempo Recognition Partner, Tower Bridge

With Tempo Time Credits, we get new people into the building that wouldn’t necessarily come. Our teams can then focus on converting and retaining new members that we may have lost to competitor gyms.

Tempo Recognition Partner, Active Nation

People are using our venue for free, but they value it more. If you have a good offer, they will go away and spread the word. More often than not they will return as paying visitors, spend in the gift shop or cafeteria and bring family and friends with them.

Tempo Recognition Partner, Plantasia Zoo

Time Credits have mobilised whole new groups of people to get involved in their communities & given housing staff a tool that they can use to develop the whole community.

Tempo Recognition Partner, City of London Corporation

Some of our recognition partners

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Go Ape logo
Citylit logo
DW Fitness First logo
Musuem of London logo
Old Royal Naval College logo

As a business, if you are wanting to join this buzzing peer to peer recognition partner network, don't hesitate to get in contact with Mark and the Tempo team.