- 1 Grant Application March 1st, 2014
- 2 About the initiative
- 3 Measuring Impact and Support
- 4 Volunteers
- 5 Additional Comments:
- 6 Other critical Documents
Grant Application March 1st, 2014
|Knee Milling Machine||$9,000|
|Mill Accessories, Tooling, End Mills, etc||$1,300|
|Sheet Metal Box Brake||$1,200|
List up to five revenue sources, Secured, Anticipated, Proposed
About the initiative
Please provide a clear and concrete summary of the initiative.
What will be done
We have made great progress with wood working capabilities, with electronics tools and artisinal tools for textiles and glass work, but our metal working capabilities have been slow to improve. This is due largely to the cost and specialization of equipment. We have a section of our shop set up for metal working, but it is woefully under-equipped. This means that members coming to us looking to build anything in metal are invariably disappointed. There are no other options in the city where people can work on metal projects themselves without purchasing a lot of expensive equipment.We will use the grant money to purchase a number of key pieces of equipment. These will include a full size milling machine, a metal cutting bandsaw, of plasma welder and ...
Who will do the work
Diyode currently has 75 members, all motivated, talented and community minded people. We have a lot of people ready, willing and able to put in the work to make the most of this opportunity.
How will it be done
Measuring Impact and Support
Where will the work take place
If applicable, tell us which organizations or groups will contribute to the work and what role they will play?
We have partnerships with various groups around the Guelph area. We help support local artists and not-for-profits who use the space and tools to support their mandates.
The following are groups for which we have offered free use of the space and tools, to help support their goals:
- Southern Ontario Amazing Race
- Guelph Amateur Radio Club
- Downtown Business Association of Guelph
- Guelph Arts Council
- University of Guelph Robotics Club
- University of Guelph Cabaret
- Guelph Little Theatre
- Pollination Guelph
- Transition Guelph
- Guelph Amp Club
We support the following groups outside of the space, either by travelling to them, or building them what they need:
- Cub Scouts of Guelph
- Guelph Children's Foundation
- University of Guelph School of Computer Science
- Hanlon Creek Conservation Area
- Guelph Civic Museum
- Upper Grand District School Board
- Hillside Festival
- Two Rivers Festival
- Central Public School, Guelph
We support the following groups in their educational events, and free workshops for the community.
- Hive Waterloo
- Waterloo Mini Maker Faire
How will you measure or evaluate the impact of your initiative?
What are the indicators of success? What measurements will you use to help you determine the level of success?
How many volunteer hours:
What ail be the roles of the volunteers
Volunteers will be performing the following tasks:
- Equipment acquisition and setup
- Equipment maintenance and repair.
- Safety training and curriculum development
- Member support for project logistics, etc.
Other critical Documents
Currently working on getting endorsements from some of the groups listed above -- Simon