Welcome to Taiko Grants!

Taiko Grants is a milestone-based grants program designed to discover and support innovative projects and community members that advance the Taiko ecosystem. This program provides financial incentives and developer resources to bring builders’ visions to life.

Key Dates for Cycle 2

  • Dec 4th, 2023

    Cycle 2 Community Track applications open

  • Jan 15th, 2024

    Deadline for Cycle 2 Community Track applications

  • Feb 15th, 2024

    Review period concludes; grant winners are selected and can kickstart their missions!

Taiko Grants' mission

  • Discover and support innovative, talented, and value-aligned developers

    Providing developers who build up and build on the Taiko ecosystem the financial incentives and resources needed to bring their products and services to life.

  • Enable and encourage developers to build

    Assisting developers in building novel applications or infrastructure products to draw new users to the Taiko ecosystem.

  • Help onboard established projects

    Bringing the projects that everyone loves to Taiko and helping them attract new users through continuous support.

  • Attract passionate community members

    Finding active community members who share Taiko’s goals and involving them in the Taiko Grants program decision-making.

Grant Tracks

  • Community


    The Community Track is aimed at builders and early-stage projects that are being, or have been, built on Taiko. We’re looking to see what grassroots Taiko community builders have been up to lately. It could be anything from gaming, media, community, to ZKP applications or AI — everything is welcome!

  • Partner


    The Partner Track is aimed at established and mature projects or service providers. This track is suitable for projects that are already live, have some active users, and a sizeable community.

    The track could also be suitable for a crypto service provider that is looking to integrate, support, or deploy on Taiko and would like to make a grant application. The goal is to onboard the projects/service providers everyone knows and loves to Taiko and make them feel at home.

  • Request for Proposal (RFP)


    The RFP Track is aimed at experienced builders or teams who want to work on high-impact projects that are submitted by Taiko Labs. These will typically be specific requests for features or solutions that relate to the Taiko protocol or ecosystem. The Taiko team will submit such requests, as and when needed, and invite proposals from the community.

    A list of our current RFPs can be found here and applications are open to anyone, including established teams and prior grantees.

Support and FAQs

If you have any questions, join our Discord or ask in the Taiko community forum.

  • Absolutely! As long as the project aligns with the mission and the specified criteria. Projects aiming to be open source or public goods are especially encouraged to apply for the Community Track.
  • There isn't a fixed number. It's based on the quality and relevance of applications received.
  • Request what aligns with your project's needs, keeping in mind our mission and the potential impact. If the Grants Council asks you to justify the amount, be ready to give good reasons for your ask.
  • Once you submit your proposal, the Grants Council will review it and come back to you with suggestions on how to improve your application, follow-up questions, and/or requests for a call. It's crucial to be responsive during this phase!