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Build a decentralised application on Zilliqa with

ZILHive Grants

To encourage the development and adoption of decentralised applications (dApps) built on Zilliqa, we have set aside a pool of US$5 million to be granted to promising individuals, teams and projects to support them in bringing their creative visions to life on our platform.

Grant Recipients

We are proud to have identified many talented grantees within the ZILHive programme (previously known as the Ecosystem Grants Programme). Each of these teams has provided excellent infrastructure and business ideas, which will help grow the Zilliqa ecosystem.

Our Tracks


Targeted to developers who wish to create development toolings, regulatory frameworks, analytics tools, higher-level software development kits (SDKs), or Layer-2 protocols for the Open Finance (OpFi) ecosystem.

Our Tracks


Targeted towards entrepreneurs who wish to create dApps on the Zilliqa blockchain, which include, applications for tokenising physical/digital assets, issuance and management of digital identities on the blockchain, and the exchange of digital assets

Our Tracks

Technical Research

Targeted towards technical researchers or academics who wish to work alongside Zilliqa Research to take a crack at the most pressing issues in the blockchain space, which includes cryptography, consensus design, scalability and privacy solutions.

Our Tracks

Market Research

Targeted to industry professionals who wish to explore exciting new use cases across various markets for the Zilliqa blockchain. Research topics include, finance, sports, entertainment, education and healthcare industries across various geographic sectors.

Mission Board

Don’t have a good idea yet? Not to worry, the Mission Board lays out a list of project proposals that you can choose to work on during the Grants programme.

Grants in numbers


We have completed 8 waves of the ZILHive Grants programme, and are currently accepting applications for our 9th wave.


We have funded over 80 exciting, innovative and visionary projects that are setting great examples for the benefits of blockchain.


We welcome global participation, and have funded participants from 22 different countries within the programme.

Zilliqa Ecosystem Grant Awardees

Zilliqa blog

Announcing the First Zilliqa Ecosystem Grant Awardees

With our mainnet, we intended to have an ecosystem of applications running on Zilliqa that will support enterprises as well as end consumers.

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Announcing the Second Wave of Zilliqa Ecosystem Grant Awardees

We have decided to commit this wave of grants to projects looking to improve Zilliqa’s ease of development and user experience.

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Announcing the Third Wave of Zilliqa Ecosystem Grant Awardees

In knowing that there still exists unwavering passion burning in the hearts of the #BUIDLer community, we are optimistic about the future of this industry and the road ahead.

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Announcing the Fourth Wave of Zilliqa Ecosystem Grant Awardees

Moving forward, we will focus on the second layer infrastructure tooling that businesses will need to conduct b-commerce.

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Announcing the Fifth Wave of Zilliqa Ecosystem Grant Awardees

We find it crucial for the projects we support to be aligned with Zilliqa’s larger growth priorities. Therefore, it is now under the ZilHive umbrella.

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Announcing the Sixth Wave of Zilliqa Ecosystem Grant Awardees

ZILHive Grant – previously known as the Ecosystem Grants Programme – is now in its sixth edition. 

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Announcing the Seventh Wave of Zilliqa Ecosystem Grant Awardees

We’re glad to report that we have chosen the 8 projects that will receive our support as part of the 7th Wave of the ZILHive Grants programme.

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Announcing the Eighth Wave of Zilliqa Ecosystem Grant Awardees

We are pleased to announce the 10 new projects that were chosen to be part of the 8th wave of the ZILHive Grants programme.

Interested in our Grants?