Confirmation came from Beth this week, that the Living and Learning Programme has been awarded a grant by a charity association here in the UK. The grant will ensure that the programme remains open to the children for the next 3-4 months.
A slight sigh of relief at this breathing space, but our efforts are full on, to develop a range of sustainable funding streams.
The main one being the use of convent accommodation to generate an income; a proposal that has received encouraging support from our partners.
Gabriel has made good progress in gathering information into a spreadsheet for the projected costs and profits of a World Cup/Olympics holiday package. Which has moved our thinking on to considering, the feasibility of offering the accommodation throughout the year to those, intrepid travellers, who may be on a budget.
We need the expertise, experience of someone in the tourist industry to help us to progress this idea.