Ideas and Suggestions
Giving and Sharing Your Time, Skills, Spaces, Items and Resources...
Whenever you need a favour, whether you're having trouble with a using a spreadsheet, or you're in need of a special tool for a one off job, or even if you're seeking a driveway to park your car while visiting the city, Favabank is the place to source all kinds of favours.
There are almost limitless ways that Favabank can be used to become better connected with your local community. Here are a few suggestions to give you some inspiration...
The Library of the future? You could post a Favabank request to borrow a book you would like to read. In future versions of Favabank we would like to provide the facility for people to create an inventory of all of their books that they would be willing to loan to others in return for a few Fava points.
You've finally taken that leap of faith to start up your own business, but might need a little help along the way. There may be other people in your neighbourhood who have already done the same thing who are willing to share their advice an guidance. Why not ask on Favabank?
You've got a DIY job to do which requires a specialist tool. You don't really want to buy this tool for one job, perhaps one of your neighbours has one you could borrow? Try posting a request on Favabank. In future versions of Favabank we could offer the facility to create an inventory of all tools that people would be willing to lend to each other.
Tin of Tomatoes
You're in the middle of cooking one of your mouth watering chilli con carne dishes, you're just about to add the tomatoes when you realise that you forgot to pick them up from the shop. If enough of your neighbours are on Favabank, you could post a request for an emergency tin of tomotoes - perhaps covering the cost of the tomatoes and giving them some Fava points in return.
Where Shall We Meet?
Perhaps you've agreed to meet a friend who lives some distance away, you've picked a town halfway between you both, but you want to find a 'baby friendly' place to meet. Now you can tap into local knowledge by posting a Favabank request in the area you've chosen.
Thanks, I Owe You a Beer
How often to you promise to buy someone a beer after they've done you a favour? But so often we never get round to fulfilling our promise. Why not send them a Favabank 'Thank You' instead?
My Printer Won't Work
You're trying to install your new printer, and after following the instructions and calling the help desk you just can't get it to work. Perhaps there's someone in your street who could come round and get it workin for you, why not post a request on Favabank.
Could You Check on My Gran?
Perhaps you're worried about your Gran who lives too far away for regular visits. Perhaps you could use Favabank to find someone in her neighbourhood who would be willing to check in on her from time to time.
Somewhere to Rest Your Head
If you enjoy meeting new people you may wish to offer your spare bed to someone for the night. Perhaps to a business person who is fed up with staying in lonely motorway hotels, or to a young traveller on a limited budget.
Perhaps someone has helped you in an online forum, or maybe you've been inspired by reading someone's blog posting. You can use Favabank to offer them a 'Thank You'... You can also invite a Favabank 'Thank You' from others by posting your account details in your online signatures.
You could use Favabank to send a 'thank you' to friends for babysitting your children and in future versions of Favabank we plan to introduce private groups so you will be able to trade favours exclusively within your babysitting circle.
Need Some Motivation to Exercise?
Perhaps you're starting a new exercise regimen and would like the support of others to get you going... You could use Favabank to find other people to take you out for a jog or a walk, showing you some of the routes they take and giving that vital help at the start of your plan.
I Need a Lift Home
Perhaps you've missed your last train home and you don't have enough money left for a taxi, you could log into Favabank from your handheld device and perhaps find someone who is going in your direction and happy to give you a lift.
Tonnes of perfectly good food is thrown away every day, from households, retailers, restaurants and wholesalers. Instead of throwing your leftovers away you could give them away on Favabank. You'll be reducing food waste, helping the environment and helping others in your community. Perhaps even supermarkets could join in one day... every little helps!
Teach me That Guitar Riff
You've mastered 'Smoke on the Water' but really want to move on... Favabank is ideal for musicians who would like to help and learn from others within their local community.
Here we will begin to present some of the ways that Favabank might be used according to specific areas of interest or functions within society:
We will soon be adding more use cases here to reflect the ways that Favabank can be used for all kinds of purposes.