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Funding Programs

You want to develop a public good for the ink! ecosystem and are looking for funding? On this page we list some pointers of where you can look.


ink!ubator is an initiative funded by the Polkadot Treasury's Bounty Program. It is designed to kickstart the ink! ecosystem on Polkadot, Kusama, and other Substrate chains.

You can learn more here.

Ecosystem Development Funds

Nearly all chains that support ink! have some sort of ecosystem development program. We've listed chains that support ink! here.


A number of chains that support ink! have a treasury. In the case of Polkadot the treasury in on-chain with a governance process. Here, the community decides on where to best allocate funds.

The Polkadot and Kusama treasuries are examples. A number of ink! related proposals have been funded by both treasuries.