Rust Foundation Event Support Grants
Rust Event Support Grants exist to support Rust-related events, both in-person and virtual.
Theses grants help provide financial support for individuals, groups, and organizations to help cover the costs they incur in running events that support the Rust community.
Key Program Facts
|Grant Value:||Between $100 and $500 USD.|
|Applicant notifications:||Within 10 working days of application submission.|
- Applicants may request support in amounts of between $100 and $500 USD.
- Applications for Event Support Grants can be made at any time.
- In exceptional circumstances, we may pause the program if our budget for the quarter ($15,000 USD) has been spent.
- Event Support Grants are intended to cover typical event expenses like space rental fees, travel costs, refreshments, swag, online event platform costs, etc.
- We welcome applications from teams of people and organizations.
- Recipients will be required to abide by the Rust Foundation Code of Conduct and provide a written report of their event for publication on our website.
Event Support Grant FAQs
When can I apply for an Event Support Grant?
The application is open on an ongoing basis. Please visit this page for more information and to apply.
Who is eligible to apply for an Event Support Grant?
Rust Event Support Grants are available to provide financial support for individuals, groups, and organizations to help cover the costs they incur in running events that support the Rust community.
I am 17, can I apply for a Rust Foundation Event Support Grant?
You have to be 18 or older. We need to be mindful of different countries’ child labor laws, and laws that mean people under the age of 18 can’t enter into legal contracts.
Can teams of people apply for an Event Support Grant?
Yes, we welcome applications from teams of people and organizations.
Does it matter which country I live in or what my citizenship status is?
No, but you (or your organization) must be able to legally receive funds from the USA to receive an Event Support grant.
I am not currently a member of a Rust Project Team or Working Group, can I apply for an Event Support Grant?
I/my organization doesn’t have any experience with Rust, can I apply?
Experience with running events – particularly events for open source communities – is more important than experience with Rust. But in order to demonstrate that your event will be a success, we'll expect you to show us how well you're connected to your local Rust users.
Do people have to adhere to a Code of Conduct to be awarded an Event Support Grant?
Yes, you have to adhere to the Rust Foundation Code of Conduct.
Will I have to write a report about my event?
Yes, you will have to provide a brief written report about your event, for publication on the Rust Foundation website.
Will I need to provide receipts?
Yes, after the event you will need to provide a report showing how the grant was spent, with copies of receipts. If you don’t spend all of the grant money on your event, you will have to return the balance to the Foundation.
How will I get paid for my event?
We typically pay via direct bank transfers.
For answers to more more general FAQs about the grants program, click here.
The Community Grants Program is made possible by these generous organizations:
... and by the companies and individuals who contribute through our GitHub Sponsors page.
If your organization is interested in supporting the future of Rust’s talent and innovation through the Community Grants Program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated.