[olpc-nz] InternetNZ has $80k available for grants (400k/annum) & DIA's COGS has $14 million/annum we're eligible for
mcnamara.tim at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 02:17:50 EDT 2010
InternetNZ is actively asking for groups to bid for its grant
money. I have drafted up a skeleton brainstorm for various grants
programmes. So far, I have Internet NZ & the Dept of Internal
Affairs' COGS programme. This should hopefully form the basis for some
funding for the group.
I've undertaken a brief evaluation of their funding criteria, and I
think the group meets both of those programmes' objectives. Where we
fall down is incorporation - this will hold us back.
What do people think are priorities? I would like 1) mobile internet
for Wellington & Auckland, 2) funding for adult education/train the
trainer training (so that we have qualified people providing demos to
schools) 3) USB sticks, 4) more XOs. More widely, we could potentially
bid for funding to support a futher Pacfic deployment, or to provide a
backup on our current Samoan deployment.
I will be able to have time to draft up a proposal over the weekend.
Let me know if others are happy with this.
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