According to media reports out of Jamaica, the money, which is being allocated through Britain’s Department for International Development (DfID), will allow the programme to expand to 39 volatile and vulnerable communities in eight parishes across Jamaica.
The Jamaica Gleaner reported that State Minister at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Jeremy Browne, made the announcement following a meeting with residents of Denham Town in Kingston over the weekend.
According to Browne, the British government was very supportive of the work done by CSJP.
The programme will train 60 community members in advocacy and lobbying and will also be extended to refurbishing five community centres.
(Parts of this article were written with content obtained from the Jamaica Gleaner)