We at the GOSH Community Council are forming a working group that will oversee the distribution of the funding from GOSH to those who want to run regional events in 2022.
The total amount of funding that will be distributed is USD $96,800. This money is open to any applicant (no prior GOSH affiliation needed), and will be used for events that are aligned with the GOSH Manifesto for making open source hardware ubiquitous, and the GOSH ethos of inclusivity.
We will open the applications for this funding on 15 December 2021. The official announcement post is coming soon so put your thinking caps on!
Before the applications open, we need to have a working group in place for Regional Funding Distribution. At least one member of the working group will be a Community Council member, and all members of this working group will be volunteers. The responsibilities of this working group are:
- Review the applications (this is the main task)
- Checking in on the deliverables of the applicants selected
- Overseeing the money transfers to the chosen groups
- Participate in a meta-review/reflection event of this funding process in late 2022 (probably November)
The most active/busy times for the working group should be (a) 15 January 2022 to 1 February 2022 for the first round of applications; (b) possible second round soon after if funding remains; and (c) late 2022 for the reflection event.
Please note that because of the tight schedule, for this time the Community Council will make the final decision on the composition of this working group.
If you are interested in joining this working group, please let us know. There will be a minimum of 3 people in this group and a maximum of 7. Also note that if you are planning on applying for this funding yourself for an event you are also helping organize, it will most likely constitute a conflict of interest, and you will have to - at a minimum - recuse yourself from that part of the review process.
Thanks and please express your interest by responding to this forum thread!