About our grants program

Our grants program is an important tool that helps us realize a goal of creating an inclusive, respectful conference that welcomes people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientations. We provide financial assistance so people who might otherwise not be able to afford to join our event can.

Grants recipients for in-person tickets can have some part of their expenses (which can include travel, hotel, registration, and childcare) paid from PyCascades’s budget. Remote attendee grant recipients can have their ticket price covered and speakers can have AV needs paid for. We actively encourage people to apply for these grants. Just as in previous years, we are dedicating a large portion of our budget to grants.

Our grants program prioritizes people with relatively low income, speakers, sprint coordinators, active builders of Python community, and notable open source contributors. However, anyone who would be financially burdened by attending PyCascades is encouraged to apply.


  • February 2nd, 2024: Grant applications open
  • February 29th, 2024: Grant applications close for all participant types


If you would like to apply for a grant, please submit an application here: https://forms.gle/WDgv6zP5LyZHh4Sg9

For more information about the process, what may be covered by grants, or anything else, check out the Grants FAQ

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our financial aid team at grants@pycascades.com.