[5.9.1] [Social] Funding Request: ENS Meta-Governance Working Group Term 5 (Q1/Q2)

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Author 5pence.eth


In March 2024, The ENS Metagov funding request for Q1/Q2 failed to gain the support needed to pass.
The ENS Meta-Governance Working Group is now using the June 2024 funding window to request the Q1/Q2 funding to cover operations until the next funding window in September 2024.

The Meta-Governance Working Group is responsible for providing governance oversight and supporting the management and operation of working groups through DAO tooling and governance initiatives as well as treasury management for the DAO.

This social proposal is submitted to satisfy the requirements set out in Rule 10.1.1 of the Working Group Rules (EP 1.8) and further required by this snapshot proposal in Nov. 2023 modifying steward rules. If this proposal is passed, the funding request will be included in a collective executable proposal put forward by all three Working Groups.


This specification is the amount requested from the DAO treasury to the Metagov Multisig to fulfill anticipated budgetary needs through September 2024.

ENS Meta-Gov Main Multisig 374k 0 150k


Current Metagov Wallet Balances (May 25th, 2024)

ENS Meta-Gov Main Multisig 249k 83.7 15k
*Updated Balance information can be found at https://enswallets.xyz


Meta-Gov sets aside funds to ensure coverage for mission-critical initiatives. While we strive to estimate term expenditures accurately, the final spending depends on pending initiatives. We anticipate that final expenditures will not surpass the expected expenses allocated for the term.

Expected Expenses in Q1/Q2 2024

Steward + Secretary Compensation 294,000 -
Governance 50,000 5 105k
DAO Tooling 140,000 - -
Discretionary - 10 -
Total Balance 484,000 15 105k

Governance Distributions

Recipient Category Amount of $ENS Method
Contributors and Developers 60k Vesting contracts
Elected Stewards 90k A change to 90k and vesting contracts was required to comply with the vesting process described in [EP5.8]

Description of Initiatives/Pods

Steward + Secretary Compensation: Working Group Steward and Secretary compensation as required by revised steward working group rules and totaling $294,000 USDC to cover the costs for all 9 stewards and supporting roles for a 6 month period.

Governance: Fee reimbursements and initiatives related to reducing friction in the governance process. This can also include $ENS distributed in order to lower barriers to the governance proposal process. The $ENS distributions to stewards and service providers falls into this catagory.

DAO Tooling: Developing interfaces and dashboards to improve the governance process and increase transparency across the DAO. An example of DAO tooling spend is our current engagement with Agora as they help build out an enhanced DAO proposal flow to streamline the proposal process.

Discretionary: Funds distributed at the discretion of stewards towards new initiatives + governance experiments. In this cycle, we’ve consolidated the former DAO Sponsorship category into this discretionary category.


This funding request will allow the ENS Meta-Governance Working Group to continue its essential work in providing governance oversight, supporting the management and operation of working groups, and ensuring effective treasury management for the DAO. The requested funds will enable us to maintain our ongoing initiatives and develop new tools to enhance the governance process. We are grateful for the community’s ongoing support and engagement, which is crucial to the success of the ENS DAO. The Meta-Governance Working Group remains committed to serving the ENS community and driving the long-term growth and sustainability of the ecosystem.


This is now open for voting on Snapshot.
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Hmm sorry guys I totally missed voting on this proposal due to travelling and not seeing the notification. But it passed anyhow.

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Hi Lefteris.eth, I am sorry that we could not communicate the notification in a timely and accessible manner. Rest assured, Meta-Governance is looking into this for future proposals.

As a heads up, there is an upcoming voting window within the next week that will include various proposals. We will send a message to delegates via the Governance Forum with more details.

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The executable version of this proposal is now live onchain. Vote here: Tally | ENS | [EP5.11] [Executable] Proposal: Fund the Meta-Governance Working Group (Term 5)

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