Grants and Funding

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Schools all around Australia are giving students access to 3D Printing by incorporating the technology into their classrooms, lesson plans and open access Makerspaces. Federal, State governments are seeing the importance of providing students easy access to 3D Printing and with the support of the community are creating grants and funding options to make it a realistic prospect to integrate 3D printers in our classrooms than ever before.

Government Grants

Grant Ready
There are a lot of grants out there, sometimes it's hard to know where to start! Thankfully the great people at GrantReady have put together this impressive grant search tool.
Maker Projects
MakerSpace Maker provide free advice on setting up a maker space including help with available grants and grant writing. There is specific funding available to schools for makerspaces

Corporate Sponsorship

STEAM education is so hot right now! Reach out to parents, you never know who works for a local company or corporate who would be interested sponsorship. works to connect large corporates with schools to provide a tangible 3D printing capability in each school by funding hardware, training and consumables for up to two years.

Crowd Funding

Crowdfunding campaigns are a great way to engage a community of supporters, build enthusiasm and most importantly the funds to launch your makerspace. There are lots of great crowd-funding platforms out there available to schools.
Through Schools Plus, giving to schools is simple, effective and tax deductible.
Schools can raise funds for programs that give students the best chance of success. 
Pozible is an Australia-based crowdfunding platform and community-building tool for creative projects and ideas. It was developed to help people raise funds.
StartSomeGood is a crowdfunding platform exclusively for social change initiatives. We exist to help social entrepreneurs, non-profits and community groups to raise the funds they need to make a difference.
Chuffed is specifically for non-profit and social enterprise fundraising and is a crowd funding platform allow for as little or as much support as you like.


Everybody loves a good Sausage Sizzle!
Don't underestimate the the power of uniting the community with white bread and burned meat. Set-up a sausage sizzle at school, or even better, let everyone know you are creating something awesome for your school by running it through your local Bunnings.

It's Time for the B Word: Budget.

Now that you've got some ideas on how to fund your 3D printing set up check out our inclusive packages to fit any scale set up.