Theater in Education gets frequent requests how to fund drama and theater projects. Grant proposals, arm-twisting and begging usually work, but why not try crowdsourcing? Develop your project, put it on social media, and watch the funding come in. You have to use your network (and get as many people to post it as well), but it really works!
Comparison between Kickstater and Indiegogo:
Indiegogo: https://www.indiegogo.com/ or Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/