ENS Small Grants allow the community to vote on projects to receive funding, sponsored by the Public Goods and Ecosystem Working Groups.
Projects eligible for the Public Goods small grants rounds have a broader scope that benefits the entire Ethereum or Web3 space.
Applicable projects should not be ENS-specific but may include ENS functionality. An example is ethers.js, a developer library that has utility throughout Web3, not only for those building with ENS.
Projects eligible for the Ecosystem small grants rounds are those that build on or improve the ENS Ecosystem.
Applicable projects are meaningfully building, creating content, or improving the ENS ecosystem. An example is ENSfairy.xyz, an ENS name-gifting tool that adds explicit functionality to the ENS ecosystem.
In Rounds 1 through 9, voters participated using ENS Governance Tokens where 1 $ENS token = 1 vote. In Round 10, voting is following a Voter Card system. See more in the Voter Card section below.
No. The submissions are signed and stored in an offchain database, then later uploaded to Arweave. Voting takes place on Snapshot.
Yes. Head over to Snapshot.
The intention of both the Ecosystem and Public Goods Working Groups is to run one round per quarter. The exact dates will be announced on discuss.ens.domains.
Eligibility for voter cards was extended to individuals who had previously engaged in small grants rounds, submitted projects, top delegates, or who had made a specific request.
No. Voter cards are ERC1155 tokens on the Optimism network and are non-transferable. The contract can be viewed here.
You can view the list of owners on OpenSea.
Once voting starts, no new voter cards can be issued.
Information about applying for voter cards in future rounds will be provided in our community forum, so we encourage you to follow the updates there closely.
Please get in touch with gregskril.eth. Administrators can move your proposal before voting is submitted to snapshot.
There is no required template. We encourage creativity. Consider the use of markdown to craft a well-organized proposal. A short guide can be found here.
Yes, you can submit more than one project.
Yes, you may submit the same project again in subsequent rounds, but not two rounds happening at the same time.
Submissions may be removed if they do not fit eligibility, or relocated to their appropriate ‘Ecosystem’ or ‘Public Goods’ round. If you have concerns reach out to the respective Working Group stewards.
Yes, you can find the GitHub repo here.