Fund a Project Application
Fund a Project – Requirements and Information
The Westborough Education Technology Fund (WETF) is a nonprofit organization of citizens committed to the support of innovative technology related programs, tools and initiatives within the Westborough Public Schools. WETF grants are intended to provide the initial funding for such projects, with the idea that successful programs might later be integrated into the regular school curriculum.
Who is this for and what is this for? The purpose of this application is for ‘smaller’ scale grants. Grants that are typically focused to one class, school, department, or grade level. We use a similar concept to “crowd-sourcing” with this grant. The concept is that you act as both the grant applicant and the grant’s “marketer” to help get the word out. You bring your project to the parents of the kids/school it affects at the discretion of your school’s principal. You give the link to your actual grant page (which we will happily create for you once your application is accepted and approved) to your potential donors. We, too, will work with you in helping to get the word out on our Facebook page and via our Twitter feed. Our goal is your success. The power of this model is it allows for projects of varying sizes to be submitted and online within a relatively short period of time compared to the traditional fund raising approaches of a standard charity. Success is not guaranteed, but we hope that if your project is worthy and your donors are excited enough, that you will get funds that allow you to follow your project to completion. NOTE: we also offer larger, more traditional model grants. Grants larger than $4000 are requested to go through that process instead and will not be considered if submitted using the application below.
Submission Deadline: Rolling Submission
Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must fit one of the following categories:
- Faculty or administrator of the Westborough Public Schools.
- Student at a Westborough Public School with a faculty advisor.
- Westborough community member with a faculty or administrative sponsor.
Criteria: Proposals will be evaluated to determine those that best meet the following priorities:
- The project is an innovative technology related educational program that has not yet been implemented in the Westborough Public Schools.
- The project supports and enhances the technology goals of the Westborough Public Schools.
- In order to be implemented, the project requires funding that lies beyond the normal school budget.
All applicants will be notified on the status of your proposal once they have been fully reviewed by the board of the WETF and the administration of WPS.