Today we are thinking about commitment. As our friends at the Big Noise in Scotland have noted: “the size, scale and rate of positive social change are difficult concepts to quantify but it is more likely that sustained positive social impacts will occur when the social regeneration agency, programme or intervention is embedded within the target community for the long term. Ideally social interventions would seek to be a permanent, visible and stable part of community life. The long-term commitment of a high quality and effective intervention is likely to engender trust and recognition as well as a positive reputation with the community.”
As we engage in our second round of raising funds to sustain this program, we are encouraged by the results we are seeing already, but cognizant of the need to work ever harder to secure sufficient funding to allow us to expand the program next year.
Please think of us if you make donations to charities as part of your seasonal giving.