To get your project off the ground, Lisk is contributing 60,000 CHF (paid in LSK tokens) for blockchain applications to be built on the Lisk blockchain application platform.

Project Setup (1,000 CHF in LSK)

  • Sign the Lisk Grant Program agreement with Lisk.
  • Verify your team’s identity with Lisk.
  • Setup the project (name, logo, website, GitHub repository, Twitter profile, Discord channel).
  • Publish a blog post covering the team and project on your own website.



Minimum Viable Product (4,000 CHF in LSK)

  • Develop an MVP with the latest Lisk SDK covering the essential features of your blockchain application.
  • Publish a blog post covering the MVP.
  • Conduct a business review by Lisk to receive feedback about the MVP.



Development (30,000 CHF in LSK)

  • Propose three goals yourself, for which you receive in-between financial support.
  • Publish a blog post covering each goal’s completion.
  • Pass a high-level developer review by Lisk and fix all remarks.
  • Launch a public testnet for the blockchain application. Publish a blog post covering the testnet launch.
  • Keep the testnet running for one month to receive the payout.

Launch (25,000 CHF in LSK)

  • Launch the mainnet for the blockchain application.
  • Publish a blog post covering the mainnet launch.
  • Register the blockchain application to the Lisk blockchain application platform as a sidechain.
  • Publish a blog post about the blockchain application on Lisk.com/blog.
  • Keep the sidechain running for one month to receive the final payout.

Application Periods

Wave 1

21st May - 31st July

Wave 2

1st August - 30th September

Wave 3

1st October - 31st December

Wave 4

1st January - 31st March

Wave 5

23rd May - 21st of August

Application Requirements

Founding Team

We expect at least two founding team members with at least one of you being a JavaScript developer. If you don't have a co-founder yet, you can join our community to find one!

Startup Spirit

The Lisk Grant Program is aiming for serious real-world blockchain applications. We expect you to have the intention to raise further funds and to establish a legal entity at one point.

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Pitch your Idea

As part of your application you have to send us a description of all team members, a business plan and a pitch deck. After we have evaluated your submission positively we will jump on a call with you in which you present us your idea.

Stay up to Date

Your blockchain application should always be built with the latest Lisk SDK and all code should always be completely open source. If you have valid reasons to not open source certain parts of your code, please let us know.

Application Overview


Our team will audit all applications on a wave premise, decide in case more data is required, and then schedule a call with the team. At that point, we may return with extra questions or ideas.


We get numerous applications and work as rapidly as we can to handle them. We will get back to you via email as soon as conceivable with the next steps, ordinarily inside 2 weeks.


Below are a few categories of projects we recognize the biggest potential and are interested in funding. 




Smart contracts

Smart contracts

Blockchain bridges

Blockchain bridges



Privacy-preserving chains

Privacy-preserving chains







Apps we are funding

The selected participants in the Lisk Grant Program are developing their blockchain applications with the Lisk SDK.



A decentralized social media NFT platform that helps fans create an authentic relationship with their favorite influencers.



A platform to support Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs).


A blockchain-based educational platform.


An NFT marketplace and the bridge between all Lisk NFT-related blockchain applications.


An identity and public key infrastructure for developers.

Topas City

An immersive VR world Powered by Lisk.


Community-driven NFT creation platform.


Metaverse Engine used to create, secure, and access the Faet Metaverse.


Decentralized marketplace for sustainably sourced products.

Disclaimer: Due to AML/KYC regulations each participant has to undergo a KYC procedure in order to receive the financial support. This includes the full name, address, and a scan of their valid passport or ID card. Please note that we may carry out our KYC process as video KYC. Video KYC  is an online method of face-to-face identity verification, in which we will carry out the customer verification process through a video call assisted by our KYC agent.