What is the Pay-it-forward scheme?
Accessibility is always at the forefront of my mind; I've tried to embed it into the fabric of my online teaching, through all my design decisions, and through the use of Closed Captioning in my videos and a Dyslexia-friendly font in all handouts. Some barriers are harder to address, though, and this Pay-it-forward scheme is an experiment in reducing financial barriers to access - particularly when economic hardship is compounded by being from an under-represented and under-served community.
Through this scheme, people who have enjoyed my teaching work and who feel it is of value, can pay that forward to others who cannot access it because of cost.The Scholarship Fund is intended for members of under-served and under-represented communities such as BIPOC (BAME in the UK); disabled people and members of the LGBTQI+ community, who are on low or limited incomes.
I will never ask anyone who is applying for scholarship in the KNITSONIK school to justify or explain their application: the Scholarship Fund is run on trust. I will match-fund all donations by making scholarship places 50% of the full cost and will cover all the costs associated with managing this scheme, such as PayPal and Stripe transaction fees.
How do I contribute?
Anyone can contribute towards my Scholarship Fund, which pays towards course places in my online school. Contributions help cover the costs associated with producing, hosting and delivering online teaching.
To contribute to the fund, select the quantity of £1s you would like to pay-forward either alone or as part of another order and pay for them at the checkout.
Privacy, Dignity and the Pay-it-Forward Scheme
The individual names of contributors and recipients are completely confidential and will never be published anywhere. The KNITSONIK Scholarship Fund is an experiment in trust, community and equity; it will remain open to contributions through the 2020, after which I will close it to publish totals for transparency, and to reflect on the usefulness and effectiveness of the scheme.
How do I apply to the fund?
Applications to this Scholarship Fund are invited from members of under-served and under-represented communities such as BIPOC (BAME in the UK); disabled people and members of the LGBTQI+ community, who are on low or limited incomes. To register your interest in being a recipient of the Scholarship Fund and gaining a place on the next run of the KNITSONIK Bullet Journaling Course (to run through Septermber - October 2020) please add your email, your country of residence and your name to this form.
If you have any questions about contributing or applying to this scheme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.