Hackerspace Grants

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Stephanie Piper

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May 29, 2015, 8:27:03 AM5/29/15
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Hi RoboDojo!

I'm from the Brisbane Hackerspace.  Like many of the other great active hackerspaces/makerspaces around Australia, we are financially just scraping by.  As well as running classes, events and charging membership, we have begin to look into writing grant letters and engaging in partnerships with local businesses.  I'd just like to ask if your space has done the same, have had any luck or have any advice to give to a fellow space.  I'm also writing to all other spaces around Australia, and would be happy to compile a list of advice from other spaces to pass back.  I doubt we are the only space who is actively trying to tackle this problem.  Any advice or stories would be much appreciated.    

Happy Hacking!

Stephanie Piper | Doctoral Candidate

Science and Engineering Faculty 

Queensland University of Technology 

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Andrew Larkin

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May 30, 2015, 1:25:37 AM5/30/15
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Hi Stephanie

We aren't going to be any help for you.

As the resident dictator, I provide the space and the facilities. I don't charge membership but do accept donations.

Andrew
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Adrian Apps

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May 31, 2015, 7:26:55 PM5/31/15
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Hi Stephanie,

I'm also interested in the topic of grants etc, however I believe these would likely change from state to state and even between councils. 

It's a tough gig out there trying to make by. Unless things change we'll be out of our space within the next few months and then not sure what we'll be doing.

If you do discover anything that would be interesting, I'd love to hear it!

One person who may be able to help you is a friend of mine who ran a workshop on R&D Tax incentives. Are you on facebook? I could put you in contact with her?

Adrian


On Saturday, 30 May 2015 15:25:37 UTC+10, Andrew wrote:
Hi Stephanie

We aren't going to be any help for you.

As the resident dictator, I provide the space and the facilities. I don't charge membership but do accept donations.

Andrew



-------- Original message --------
From: Stephanie Piper
Date:29/05/2015 9:40 PM (GMT+10:00)
Subject: [robodojo] Hackerspace Grants

Hi RoboDojo!

I'm from the Brisbane Hackerspace.  Like many of the other great active hackerspaces/makerspaces around Australia, we are financially just scraping by.  As well as running classes, events and charging membership, we have begin to look into writing grant letters and engaging in partnerships with local businesses.  I'd just like to ask if your space has done the same, have had any luck or have any advice to give to a fellow space.  I'm also writing to all other spaces around Australia, and would be happy to compile a list of advice from other spaces to pass back.  I doubt we are the only space who is actively trying to tackle this problem.  Any advice or stories would be much appreciated.    

Happy Hacking!

Stephanie Piper | Doctoral Candidate

Science and Engineering Faculty 

Queensland University of Technology 

Ph:  3138 6245 | mobile:  0428 717 990 | e: stephanie.pi...@qut.edu.au

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