The Perl Foundation fosters continued development and use of Perl and Raku. As an open
source programming language with a largely open source minded community, contributions
to Perl and Raku are rarely rewarded. One of the many activities of The Perl and Raku
Foundationhas been to reward these activities through Grants.
There are as many ideas as there are people reading this post, indeed it is likely that many
people will have more than one idea. Indeed there will be many of you who have the skills
and the time but need something to work on: see [ideas suggested before](https://grants.perlfoundation.org/).
Here is an opportunity for conversion of an idea into invention, and benefit the community.
## The Types of Grants
#### __General Grants__:
*Type of Idea*: Anything, code, documentation, teaching material, text book
*Who can apply*: Anybody, apart from members of the Perl Foundation
*Conditions*: The Project must benefit the community, even if it is a small part of the community
#### __Core Development Grants__:
See [Perl Core Develeopment Fund](https://www.perlfoundation.org/perl-core-development-fund.html) and [Raku Development Fund](https://www.perlfoundation.org/raku-development-fund.html) pages
*Type of Idea*: Code that ends up contributing to Core Perl or Raku,
*Who can apply*: Any Core Perl Developer or contributor to Raku specification/implementation
*Conditions*: The project and the Author must be endorsed by someone with Perl Core Commit privilges or the Raku steering council
#### __Perl/Raku Resource Modernisation Grants__:
*Type of Idea*: A resource (a book, website, etc) that already exists, but needs to meet modern Perl standards
*Who can apply*: Someone holding the copyright to the original work
*Conditions*: A commitment to Publish. The Foundation will not ask for any royalties, but may offer editors to review the project standards.
## Awards from start to finish
* The process for application, review, award, management and completion is transparent, and descibed in more detail at the [Grants pages](https://www.perlfoundation.org/grants.html)
* Its suggested that the applicant reads the [HOW TO WRITE A PROPOSAL](https://www.perlfoundation.org/how-to-write-a-proposal.html) before starting
* Use the [grants application form ](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16seYhrMjz8rgsau9e1MtwYY0fHB81mVKm-0SD6Ynty0/viewform) to submit your project idea
* The [Grants Secretary](mailto:email@example.com) will receive these applications and will guide you through what will happen next.
* A news post will be submitted to get community feedback.
* A vote of the grants committee will be held, and the winners announced.
* The applicant will be allocated a grant manager, who will oversee the progress of the project.
* As each identifiable deliverable is completed a portion of the grant is awarded, until completion
* Once completed a project summary is posted.