Many thanks to Senator Catherine Ardagh

As a community development project in the heart of South West Inner City Dublin advocacy is a large part of the role Robert Emmet CDP perform- advocacy for more appropriate local services, more appropriate development strategy and more appropriate policy.

Robert Emmet CDP are a small part of the South West Inner City Afterschool Alliance (SICCDA (South Inner City Community Development Association), Solas Project , Family Resource Centre St. Michaels Estate, Rialto Youthproject, Dolphin House Hwc who have come together to develop a clear understanding of the impact of a new funding model- The NCS- on SWIC afterschool services (SWIC services face funding cuts of up to 70%)- and make a case with policy makers to edit the model to ensure services are not forced to shut down and already underserved children don’t lose another vital support.

Many thanks to Senator Catherine Ardagh for raising the issue on our behalf in the An Seanad on Wednesday.