[57north-discuss] Aberdeen council grant idea for the hackspace

Hibby d at vehibberd.com
Tue Jul 17 08:41:08 BST 2018

It's not yet been discussed, but it seems like it's worth doing!

  d at vehibberd.com

On Sun, 15 Jul 2018, at 11:40 AM, Andy Gaskell wrote:
> Hiya :)
> Sorry, been a bit quiet last couple of weeks with work and holidays,
> looking forward to being back in the space next week,
> I was reading up on the Aberdeen council Creative funding awards
> 2018/19.  The blurb is online at
> https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/leisure-culture-and-sport/creative-funding-awards-201819
> It seems to have less strings attached than some previous council
> initiatives, which is good.  There are some possible issues with us
> perhaps not technically being a non-profit, but we can maybe explain
> our way round that.
> I'm happy doing the application paperwork on behalf of the hackspace.
> I've done a few of these funding applications before for various
> projects, so comfortable with the lingo and patter.  My feeling is
> that with a few £k we could do some cool stuff in terms of kit and
> outreach etc, also it'd be great for financial sustainability.
> Any thoughts, ideas or input?  I should be down the space Tuesday,
> happy to chat about it there too.
> Dates...
> - The deadline for all applications is 5pm on Friday 20 July 2018
> - Funding decision by 1 September 2018
> Sorry if this has been discussed in the space IRL or in IRC, if so,
> let me know what that chat was.
> My feeling is it's worth a punt, and we're a pretty good match for
> what the funding is aimed at.  With it being quite close to the
> deadline it'd probably need a bit of a JFDI approach.
> Cheers
> Andy
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