Call me crazy, and I am to most anyway…
There is 18 Million pounds of funding now available from the E.U. for viable cross-community and development projects.
If we could submit a proposal about how we could get farset as not only a community hackerspace but also an educational and cross-community hub on engineering and coding (coder dojo etc) and maybe get a few things going in that sense, we could evolve into a buzzing community on so many different levels.
And say if we needed to expand due to this mad idea, anyone remember the occupy bank on royal avenue? it just so happens that I know the landlord (don’t ask how) and he’s desperate to get someone willing to regenerate the space for a good cause at dirt cheap.
What could be better in a proposal of this nature? Farset Labs, Belfast’s first makerspace get grant funding to regenerate focal point of protest and austerity into center of trust, learning and cross-community partnership in the heart of belfast’s royal avenue?
I’m nuts for this idea but consider the possibilities?..