Good Funding News

In December we found out that we were successful in our application for the Arts Council’s Capacity Building Support Scheme. This important support will help us to better measure and grow our social impact and diversify our audiences. Read More...

Over the coming months we will be working with The Audience Agency UK to review and improve our Impact Measurement System and with Enclude to implement a new Salesforce Customer Relationship Software. Finally, thanks to the support from The Arts Council, our team is currently taking part in training in inclusive practice and participatory methods delivered by Pete Duncan. With support from Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture we are working with mentors Noeleen Hartigan and Declan Droney to develop a Business Sustainability Plan for our organisation.

We were also awarded the support through the RTE Does Comic Relief Fund managed by The Community Foundation for Ireland. This funding will enable us to increase our organisational stability and address social isolation and increased mental health difficulties for young people caused by Covid-19. With this support we will develop our programme model to better adjust to shifting Covid-19 restrictions to ensure we can continue to deliver services throughout the Covid-19 crisis. It will also help us to build our digital capacity by investing in digital equipment and training to create high-quality online engagement experiences for young people.

We are happy to say that we were also successful in our application for the Healthy Ireland Community Mental Health Fund for the delivery of a workshop programme for young people using circus as a unique way to teach anxiety management techniques and improve mental health and wellbeing. This project will take place this Spring.

As always, we would like to say thank you to all our funding partners who make our work possible.