We have established Facework as a Community Interest Company, a type of company introduced by the United Kingdom government in 2005, designed for social enterprises that want to use their profits and assets for the public good.
This means that we are committed to developing Facework on a sustainable basis and earning our way into being! Indeed if we are training young people to be successful entrepreneurs we need to 'walk the talk' and not become grant dependent. No we want to be successful and we believe we can run a successful company.
However, because we are a Community Interest Company we have an asset 'lock' and can accept donations and social investment from those individuals and companies believing in our approach.
Current funding requirements
Our immediate priority is to get the concept of Facework Chapters up and running. We are focusing on the areas of N.India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
We can establish a quick 'sprint' to pilot a facework chapter for just under £1,500. This income would be used in the following way
The employment of 3 young people paid at £80.00 a month for 4 months = £960.00
Contribution to co-ordinators work in supporting the group =£400,00
Contribution to core costs of workshops, events, toolkit etc =£140.00
We have invested our own funds in the establishment of the first Facework Chapter in Kalimpong N.India but believe we will soon have requests from other schools, organisations and groups of individuals wanting to establish their own Facework Chapters.
If you would like to support this area of work you can do so by Donating here