At the beginning of June, we launched the second stage of our Rocket Fund pilot, with 30 state schools fundraising to buy the latest technology products
At the beginning of June, we launched the second stage of our Rocket Fund pilot, with 30 state schools fundraising to buy the latest technology products.
Within a week, six of them are already over 25 per cent funded and one has received an incredible donation of £900.
Check out the new projects.
This time round, we’ve actively encouraged schools to create pitch videos in order to personalise their pitch and improve their chances of success.
We’ve had a wonderful range of videos submitted, including this fantastic effort from a school in Northern Scotland.
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[email protected] - Bringing Technology to the pupils of Monquhitter Primary School
Schools from across the country are taking part from Devon to Aberdeenshire. Here are just some of them.
Schools are fundraising for an exciting range of products, including:
Bluebots not blue pupils - Mytchett Primary School are fundraising for a set of 6 Blue-Bots to learn how to code
During this latest round of funding, some schools are being supported with match funding from five businesses: BUSUU, Jisc, Mint Digital, pi-top and Croud.
Match funding means that every donation is doubled, so it makes it much easier for schools to hit their targets.
We still have lots of schools looking for match funding, so let us know if you'd like to support a school in your area.
Since the last round, we’ve narrowed our focus to technology products.
There are two main reasons for this:
Teachers: If your school would like to get involved with this wave, we're open for submissions until 14 June 2017. To get involved, just start creating a project here.
Businesses: If you’d like to match fund a school project on Rocket Fund, contact us on: [email protected]
Everyone: To support a school / browse all projects visit: rocket.fund/projects/
Any questions? Email us on: [email protected]