How is it funded?
At the moment, The Zen Project’s community work is funded via grants but the duo are working to form partnerships, for example, with a big business based in Camden where they could support their workers, as part of their social responsibility commitment, while also funding some community work.
“These are the conversations we are having. We want to reach a wide range of people,” Corinne says. This summer, they have been taking the bus to festivals and offering paid sessions for festivalgoers.
What are their ambitions for the Zen Project?
“A bus on every corner. We are going to reach a point where we are going to have to get more Zen buses to be serving the community, because, of course, having only one at the moment means we can only be in one place at any one time. People always ask ‘when are you coming back?’” Kaye says.
“We want this to be a service the community knows it can depend on, so they know when we are going to be somewhere on a certain day and time,” she adds.