This is the set of times we’ve asked for money for things we want to do.
It gives us information about what we have tried to do so far, and that can help us decide things in future.
We share it because it might help people who have the same plans. Also, people who like us can look at this table and say “I think ‘This person’ would give you money to do ‘This Thing'”. If you are one of those people and you have any ideas, please get in touch.
|Funder||Applicable Project||Amount||Date/Number||Status||Type of Application|
|London Catalyst – Special Interest Grant||The Open Voice Factory||£2,500.00||4||Funded||Interview (after form)|
|National Lottery: Awards for all||SuperTitle||£8,995.00||5||Funded||Form|
|Inclusive Tech Prize||The Open Voice Factory||£2,000.00||6||Funded||Presentation (after form)|
|Awesome Foundation||The Open Voice Factory||£1,000.00||7||Funded||Presentation (after form)|
|Post code comuniter||TooManyCooks||£4,250.00||8||Denied||Form|
|Inclusive Tech Prize Stage 2||The Open Voice Factory||£10,000.00||10||Funded||Presentation (after form)|
|Heritage lottery fund||WikiLocalHero||£8,345.00||11||Denied||Form|
|Heritage lottery fund||WikiLocalHero||£8,345.00||12||Denied again||Form|
|Bethnal Green Ventures||The Open Voice Factory||£15,000.00||13||Abandoned||Form|
|Unltd||The Open Voice Factory||£6,000.00||14||Abandoned||Form|
|Grants for the Arts||TooManyCooks||£15,000.00||15||Denied||Form|
|Inclusive Tech Prize Stage 3||The Open Voice Factory||£50,000.00||16||Funded||Presentation|
|Google Grants for Disability||The Open Voice Factory||???||07/09/2015||Denied||Online Form|
|Trust for London||10000 Children||£33,444.00||04/02/2016||Denied||Form|
|Open technology fund||The Open Voice Factory||£56,000.00||18/02/2016||Denied||Form|
|Paul Hamlyn (resubmission)||SuperTitle||£33,444.00||11/07/2016||Waiting||Form|
|Haley Stewart (resubmission)||SuperTitle||£33,444.00||11/07/2016||Denied||Form|
|DRILL||The Open Voice Factory||£37,400.00||26/07/2016||Denied||Form|
|Guys and St Thomases Trust||Superhero Cyborgs||£34,191.00||06/09/2016||Denied||Form|
|Baily Thomas Charitable Fund||Domesday!||£4,600.00||27/09/2016||Denied||Letter|
|Hackaday Prize||The Open Voice Factory||£1,000.00||30/09/2016||Denied||Webpage|
|Grants for the Arts (resubmission)||TooManyCooks||£15,000.00||01/11/2016||Denied||Form|
|Children in Need||Supertitle||£8,000.00||10/03/2016||Denied||Form/Phone call|
What we notice is this:
We do much much better when the ‘ask’ is in person, rather than by form. That might mean that we should work much harder on our forms.
When we first started, we asked for small bits of money for things and some of those did well. When we got a little bigger, we asked for much more money and that did less well. Maybe we thought we grew faster than we did.
I think we will have more ‘wins’ if we ask for slightly smaller bits of money, and if we work hard to find things that need us to ask in person.
(written with xkcd Simple Writer)