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GRANTS

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! 

Applications are currently open! The deadline to submit them is Sat sept 2nd, 2023 at 11:59pm PST

Professional Blacksmith Tool Grant

September 3, 2023 at 6:59:00 AM

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. 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 offered each year 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.

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.

Individuals who receive grant funding over $100 from SIBs are not eligible to reapply to any SIBs grant for 1 full year from the date funds were awarded.

Deadline is Sat sept 2nd, 2023 at 11:59pm PST.

Educational Grant

September 3, 2023 at 6:59:00 AM

The SIBs Educational Grant awards recipients up to $500.00 unrestricted funds to be used towards educational purposes. 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/metalworking.

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.

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.

Individuals who receive grant funding over $100 from SIBs are not eligible to reapply to any SIBs grant for 1 full year from the date funds were awarded.

Deadline is Sat sept 2nd, 2023 at 11:59pm PST.

Tool Grant

September 3, 2023 at 6:59:00 AM

The SIBs Tool Grant awards recipients up to $500.00 unrestricted funds to be used towards purchase of tools and equipment for personal use. This can include tools for your personal 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 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.
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.

Individuals who receive grant funding over $100 from SIBs are not eligible to reapply to any SIBs grant for 1 full year from the date funds were awarded.

Deadline is Sat sept 2nd, 2023 at 11:59pm PST.

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