ENS Small Grants - September 2022 Results

ENS DAO Small Grants - September 2022

The ENS DAO Small Grants project is hosting two more rounds. The Public Goods and Ecosystem working groups will each award 1E to the top five voted projects in thier respective rounds.

Proposal submissions are open now until September 23rd at 6pm GMT. Voting begins September 23rd at 11:59pm GMT.

Place your submission at https://www.ensgrants.xyz/.

Updates for this round

In addition to the new Ecosystem round, other updates have been applied since the last round.

Approval Voting - An approval voting strategy will allow you to select and vote on multiple proposals at once.
UI Updates- The styling has been completely revamped. Better placeholder text, form validation, and submission confirmation have also been implemented

This is a work in progress and additional improvements will be made. If you have any suggestions please let us know.

Huge thanks to @taytems, @gregskril, and @carlosdp for making this possible.

Submission Timeline

Submisson Starts - 9/16 @ 6pm GMT
Submission Ends - 9/23 @ 6pm GMT
Voting Starts - 09/23 @ 11:59pm GMT
Voting Ends - 09/30 @ 11:59pm GMT

Round Conclusion

The results for the September ENS Small Grants rounds are in!

We received over 60 unique submissions this month in the Ecosystem and Public Goods rounds.

Congratulations to the ten winners who will receive 1E from the respective working groups. Winners will be contacted to verify their addresses for payment.


Ecosystem Round #1 - View on ensgrants.xyz

Grant Name # Votes RCV %
ENS Fairy 1M ENS 78.04%
ENS DAO Newsletter ensdaonews.eth 830K ENS 64.47%
@ensregistry ENS Registrations Bot :robot: 715K ENS 55.56%
:fire:PublicBurn.eth​:fire: 577K ENS 44.78%
MintBot 484K ENS 37.58%
Link to Snapshot

Public Goods Round #2 - View on ensgrants.xyz

Grant Name # Votes RCV %
Revoke.cash 1M ENS 81.47%
Override Snapshot Strategy 971K ENS 78%
Dappnode Builders Guild 766K ENS 61.53%
Karma discourse forum plugin 758k ENS 60.95%
web3 scaffold 627K ENS 50.42%
Link to Snapshot

Reminder that voting is now live! - Vote At ENSgrants.xyz

Round Review

Lead stewards have reviewed the grants before voting. For grants that did not pass review, one of two actions were taken: relocation or removal.

Relocated Projects

Grants that were better suited for a different category were relocated.

Grant Name Action Taken
ENS Podcast Ads On ETH Daily Relocated to Public Goods
ENS👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 - The new social network Relocated to Public Goods
@ensregistry - ENS Registrations Bot :robot: Relocated to Ecosystem
New features for ETHRegisterController Relocated to Ecosystem
AFROGLOBE.com Relocated to Ecosystem
Electronic Medical Records storage Relocated to Ecosystem

Removed Projects

Grants that were erroneous, spam, or did communicate any project were removed.

Grant Name Action Taken Reason
Eth future Removed Grant text contained, “Really it’s very good & strong project! […] Wish me luck. This is definitely going to be HUGE!,” without communicating a project.
APP ENS DAO on smartphones Removed Grant text contained, " […] In the process, I used a knife, I realized that the most inconvenient thing was that only when I opened the computer or waited for the website on the phone…" Unclear if this is AI or any sort of real project.

Hey @Coltron.eth - there are some really great projects in here! Are there any plans for future small grants rounds?

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Small grants runs every month. The timing so far is that submissions open in the middle of the month for a week, then voting takes place over the last week of the month. Both the ENS Ecosystem working group and the Public Goods working group will continue to fund rounds.