No. And we never will! As part of our own additional contribution to LAB, the directors give our time and resources freely, including desk and office space, computers, meeting rooms and equipment, to help deliver. These resources and overheads are paid for entirely by ourselves or our private companies which paying into LAB – not the fund itself. We also encourage the charter members to do likewise in this as part of their overall contribution. So if you could offer a desk, or a staff member’s time to help with even a small part of the project, or a space to host a venue, or any resource or service in kind, this would be inline with our own lean, agile and cost saving approach to LAB and Your Derry’s not-for-profit status.
Whilst Your Derry can and will apply for funding in future from other sources (Local Government, Lottery etc), the money in the LAB Fund is categorically 100% ring fenced to deliver the programme itself. The only expenses taken directly from the LAB Fund will be nominal amounts for print work and marketing for the initiative, such as window stickers, printed charters and other assets needed to market the programme.