Applications for round two are now open!
In an effort to make further improvements to the space and get more/better equipment, a suggestion is that we hold an open day specifically to invite members of local, state and federal govt and hopefully some media. This will provide an opportunity to show these officials how we could improve the space and what they can do to assist in a grant application. Given that elections are approaching, it would be advantageous to do this soon. I spoke to some grant writers who told me that politicians like a lot of visual displays that might demonstrate what the space can do for the community and how a grant could help. http://www.dsdmip.qld.gov.au/industry/priority-industries/advanced-manufacturing/hackerspaces-grant-program.html. I’d like to propose that each cause create/assemble a sample of pictures, visual displays, and/or finished projects that can be displayed around the space for an open day. I’m happy to reach out to govt officials and media to make the invitations once the open day has been set.