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.