Need tools? iFixit is now offering grants for repair tools

Our friends at iFixit are offering 100 grants of €500 for community repair groups to spend on repair tools :hammer_and_wrench: (an announcement Kyle Wiens made at Fixfest) :tada:

Update: read iFixit’s official announcement here

Most of the details are in the annoucement above. But thanks to @Angel for investigating and sharing some the following information about the application process from iFixit:

Who can apply for a grant?

Repair initiatives who:

  • have or create a Team Page on ifixit.com
  • have an online presence (can also be just a social media one)
  • can prove that they regularly run repair events (e.g. have a public calendar of events online)

The only geographical restriction is that iFixit has to be able to ship to your country. Find out which countries they ship to at their main store and European store

click/tap here to see the full list of questions you'll need to answer

What can the grants cover?

The grant will most probably be an iFixit voucher, so that in the end you’ll be able to choose any tools or tool kits from their sites

What is the timeframe for these grants?

Applications are already open. iFixit are currently planning to set the application deadline for 2019-12-30T23:00:00Z and then review all applicants in early 2020. The winning teams should then be notified via email.

How can you apply?

Get in touch with iFixit at community@ifixit.com


We’ll keep this discussion updated, so if anyone learns more about this scheme, feel free to post below :slight_smile:

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