Jonny has just asked a great question in his latest post that is well worth taking time to consider. In our youthwork, do we ever consider the sustainability of our projects? If they have short term sustainability, what lengths will we go to in order to maintain a longer input?
One of my personal frustrations in youthwork, particularly in raising money, is that it is not always difficult to raise money for start up of new ideas but the pressures come from long term sustainability when people do not have the adrenaline rush of “the new thing”. It is not just finances but also in terms of people and their involvement.
In his post Jonny mentions a few people who have been creative in their attempts to raise the necessary to keep the dream alive. Their creativity is also a sacrifice for some…..I trust they see fruit for their labour.