I am attempting to found a Physics Engineering club at my school (Appalachian State University) and we have come to the sticky issue of funding. We would like to keep dues as low as possible, but with the expected cost of workspace, projects, and start-up costs of tools, we are going to need a good bit of start-up funding. Do any of you have any experience with this? Where should I look, are there any grants for things like this? I am likely going to approach some local stores and pawn shops to try to get some tools donated can anyone think of any other possible sources?