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GRANTS

applications are currently closed until the fall session.

SIBs is committed to promoting equity and increasing diversity in the field of blacksmithing by providing support for BIPOC, MENA, AAPI, and LGBTQIA+ folks, women, people with disabilities, and all who have historically been marginalized in this field. Anyone is welcome to apply for these grants. Thank you! 

Institutional grant

February 27, 2024 at 7:59:00 AM

The SIBs Institutional Grant awards recipients $2500.00 USD in unrestricted funds to be used by blacksmithing institutions.

BLACKSMITHING INSTITUTION DEFINITION: The Society of Inclusive Blacksmiths defines a blacksmithing institution as an educational organization with a physical location that furthers the craft of blacksmithing and metalworking, by offering blacksmithing as part of their core programming. This includes small, private, or non-profit institutions of any size, which may offer a variety of classes as well as blacksmithing.

We ask applicants and awardees to be committed to aligning with our mission of inclusivity by signing our code of conduct as a means of solidarity.
https://www.inclusiveblacksmiths.com/join-us

Awardees MAY use the funding towards:
-Purchasing new/used tools
-Repairing/upkeep on current equipment
-Installation of equipment
-Shop materials (ex. Steel, rivets)
-Shop consumables (ex. drill bits/abrasives/gases/solid fuel)
-Educational materials (ex. books/dvds)
-Marketing materials

This grant MAY NOT be used for:
-the purchasing of any items that are intended to be sold at a profit for the individual or institution applying
-the acquisition of property
-the payment of rent or mortgage on the property of the institution

Institutions will be required to provide a current W9 to receive funds and to share with SIBs how this grant impacted them within a maximum of 12-months from the time funds are distributed.

Institutions or individuals who have received grant funding by SIBs are not eligible to reapply to any SIBs grants for ONE FULL YEAR from the date funds were awarded.

These grants are made possible through funding from the Maxwell/Hanrahan Foundation.

DUE DATE: Feb. 26th, 2024 11:59PM PST

Tool Grant

February 27, 2024 at 7:59:00 AM

The SIBs Tool Grant awards recipients $500.00 unrestricted funds to be used towards the purchasing of tools and/or equipment for personal use with blacksmithing. This can include tools for your work space, materials needed to build equipment, materials needed to make work, consumables such as abrasives, welding supplies, gas or coal, etc.

Recipients will be required to provide a current W9 (if in the USA) for the year awarded and will be asked to share how this grant impacted their blacksmithing/metalworking pursuits as a final report for the grant.

Individuals who receive grant funding over $100 from SIBs are not eligible to reapply to any SIBs grant for ONE FULL YEAR from the date previous funds were awarded.

These grants were made possible through funding from the Maxwell/Hanrahan Foundation.

DUE DATE: Monday Feb. 26th, 2024 11:59PM PST

Professional Blacksmith Tool Grant

February 27, 2024 at 7:59:00 AM

YOU MUST BE A PROFESSIONAL BLACKSMITH TO APPLY FOR THIS GRANT.
The SIBs Professional Tool Grant awards two recipients $1000.000 in unrestricted funds to be used towards the purchasing of tools and equipment for professional use in blacksmithing. This can include tools for your work space, materials needed to build equipment, materials needed to make work, consumables such as abrasives, welding supplies, gas or coal, etc. Two of these grants will be awarded each round on an application-based selection process by a committee.

PROFESSIONAL BLACKSMITH DEFINITION: The Society of Inclusive Blacksmiths defines a professional blacksmith as an individual who makes their living mainly or entirely through forged metal work and/or through the teaching of blacksmithing.

Recipients will be required to provide a current W9 for the year awarded and will be required to share how this grant impacted their blacksmithing/metalworking pursuits.

Individuals who receive grant funding over $100 from SIBs are not eligible to reapply to any SIBs grant for ONE FULL YEAR from the date funds were awarded.

These grants were made possible through funding from the Maxwell/Hanrahan Foundation.

Educational Grant

February 27, 2024 at 7:59:00 AM

The SIBs Educational Grant awards recipients $500.00 unrestricted funds to be used towards educational purposes with a blacksmithing focus. This can include workshop fees; travel expenses for workshops, conferences or research; books or other research materials or anything impacting the awardee in their study of blacksmithing.

Recipients will be required to provide a current W9 for the year awarded and will be asked to share how this grant impacted their blacksmithing/metalworking pursuits as a final report for the grant.

Individuals who receive grant funding over $100 from SIBs are not eligible to reapply to any SIBs grant for ONE FULL YEAR from the date funds were awarded.

DUE DATE: Monday Feb. 26h, 2024 11:59PM PST

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