This morning, we had to do some financial training as part of our agreement with Pobal and the Community Services Programme. As much as these things are necessary, they aren’t much fun, and sometimes it feels like that everyone only cares about the money.
In the break, I started doing a little maths of my own, and started to add up all the people we are working with right now, through various youth and community projects. We are currently working with 9 distinct groups, and some of these can be further subdivided into different sessions – in all, we are delivering 17 sessions a week at the moment with a total of 369 people!
In terms of funding, that works out at an investment of €2.66 per week, which is pretty good value in anyone’s book. Maybe the next time we have a finance official breathing down our necks, trying to track down a missing 20c, I’ll quote this statistic to them instead!