๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธSubmission deliverables

Since youโ€™re submitting a new submission and have not been awarded through SCF before, you must go through Activation first.

Depending on the scope of your project, importance to the ecosystem and team, you can request up to $50K worth of XLM for ~1-1.5 months to cover costs directly related to the development of the product itself and be able to get started immediately.

Pro tip: Very few projects qualify for $50K worth of XLM. If your budget is realistic, you're more likely to get funded than if you ask for the maximum amount.

Extremely important: Look closely at the Budget Guidelines to determine your total budget request.

Deliverables and Budget

Your deliverables should have the following format

[Deliverable 1]

Brief description

How to measure completion

Estimated date of completion

Budget

Example:

[Registration]

Users are able to register into the dApp.

Completion is measured by registering into our app at dapp.myapp.com

Estimated date of completion: 1st Feb 2025 (or you can use relative dates such as "2 weeks after award")

Budget: USD 2,000

It is a good idea to preface your list of deliverables by explaining how many developers are part of your team and an average hourly rate so reviewers can quickly figure out if the maths checks out. E.g., "Please note our team has 2 developers at an average hourly rate of USD 20."

If you require specific hardware (e.g., building hardware that integrates directly with Stellar or Soroban), you may include it in the budget.

Finally, ensure the items in your deliverables and the requested budget in USD add up. You are meant to ask for the budget required to complete the development activities for your POC, not the whole project (e.g. no marketing funds).

Finally, include SMART goals for your project. If you are building a POC, what metrics do you need to achieve to say it was successful? What about for your MVP and MMP?

Example from the Atlassian article:

Grow the number of monthly users of Techfirmโ€™s mobile app by 1,000 within Q1 of 2022. This will be accomplished by optimizing our app-store listing and creating targeted social media campaigns, which will begin running in February 2022, on three social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Since mobile is our primary point of conversion for paid-customer signups, growing our app usage will ultimately increase sales.

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