Funding the Future is a crowd funding platform designed for the education sector. It will provide teachers the platform to better their students schooling experience through increased educational opportunities.

A significant blocker for teachers to provide the best possible educational opportunities for their students is funding. This crowd funding platform will contribute to alleviating a significant financial problem and provide our future with key educational opportunities and experiences they wouldn’t usually have access to. The concept of the platform is simple; schools create campaigns so money can be raised to provide their students with better educational opportunities. Some campaign examples could be:

  • New classroom materials
  • New sporting equipment
  • New music equipment
  • Curriculum based excursions
  • Interstate camps
  • Overseas immersion experiences
  • Updated school facilities

Campaigns would be advertised via the funding website and through the school’s communication avenues e.g. newsletters, social media platforms etc. The public have two options to donate: Option 1 – monetary donations can be made to contribute to funding the campaign. Option 2 – people who do not want to donate money, can contribute by selling goods through the website and the profit goes towards their nominated campaign. This would be a similar setup to eBay or Gumtree, but the profits contribute to raising the necessary funds for the campaign. This is a win, win, win. Students get access to better schooling opportunities, donors get a sense of affirmation through providing for our future and schools positively promote themselves.

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