All the activities briefly described above are supported by CSK with internal resources. Which means the meagre interest-income from membership fees. (Please see Links for membership details) There are no grants or other assistance from the government or any other institutions to this singular cultural landmark in the commercial capital of the State. This is not to deny the help being provided by the Kochi Corporation. CSK also acknowledges the substantial assistance being extended by the Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA). But these are simply inadequate to run the range of activities that are spread round the year.
In this context CSK wishes to express its profound gratitude to Messrs George Eden MP, for getting a walkway laid around the park; A.K. Antony, Union Defence Minister, for getting ready a permanent pandal that enables performance of programmes in any weather; K. Babu MLA, for getting a larger stage constructed facing the old one allowing greater flexibility; and Simon Britto MLA, for getting a decoration compound wall built around the entire cultural complex. These honourable public men have used the legislator’s discretionary fund for development at their disposal to make a qualitative difference to the facilities at the Park.
These magnificent gestures in kind notwithstanding, CSK needs more hard cash to carry on. At present it is largely dependent on the munificence of odd donors. If the programmes have to improve, if they have to cover larger cultural space, such support should increase manifold. In other words if the institution is to grow and acquire new dimensions, it will need a lot more funds, which meansunstinted support and participation of more members and more tangible sustenance from the public.
CSK earnestly hopes that this will happen, and soon enough.
( Please Visit the Park or Contact the secratary on Ph:0091- 0484- 2347591 (5 PM to 8 PM) to know more about the institution and its activities-and how you can help us. )