Today, I spent the day working on a grant to get a Makerspace in the library. Every year that Somerville Education Foundation generously gives grants to the teachers in the Somerville Schools. SEF grants focuses on those that:
● Provide innovative activities, strategies, programs and materials that provide a new process for learning that fall outside the normal budgeting process
● Complement school curriculum
● Benefit as many students as possible with the funds available
● Provide evidence of benefit to students
To me that is what a Makerspace does!
I know how hard grant writing can be so here is the grant application I submitted. Feel free to "steal" from it.
I could not have written it without the help of the following people who are really the experts in the field.
Here is the wish list of items I included in the grant. It is a nice starting point of items but is by no means the be all end all list. You must make the space your own.