We are delighted to announce that our funding under the Community Services Programme (CSP) has been extended until the end of 2016, guaranteeing us another 3 years of work in the community in Dublin.
The CSP is a programme of the Department of Social Protection, aimed at tackling disadvantage and creating sustainable employment. It supports over 300 projects nationwide to deliver a whole range of community development projects and services that support local communities. For the most part, the CSP funds our community music work in schools and youth clubs throughout Dublin, and it also creates the environment where we can take on other projects, apply for funding, etc.
While it is not the answer to all our prayers, it does provide a cornerstone of our funding mix, and we can now get the heads down and get working!