Our focus on Internet Infrastructure aims to increase Internet speed, reduce maintenance and operational costs, improve reliability and/or security from a technical and operational perspective, and ultimately support the Internet industry in the Asia Pacific region.

The IPv6 Deployment Grants are targeted to support concrete IPv6 deployment plans from network operators in the Asia Pacific region at different stages of development.

The grants will be open to all industry types and stakeholder groups and will prioritize support to proposals that maximize community benefit, in particular those seeking funding to deploy IPv6 in unserved or underserved communities, in rural or remote areas.

Organizations holding an IPv6 block will be eligible for the grants, which will range between USD 30,000 and USD 250,000​. A total pool of USD 800,000 is available.

Interested applicants will be required to submit a detailed proposal through the APNIC Foundation grants and awards portal.

The application form will be open throughout the year on an ongoing basis until funds are exhausted. Therefore, the total number of grants allocated will depend on the size of the requests accepted.

The grants will have an implementation period of twelve to eighteen months, depending on the complexity of the proposal presented.

Applicants from developed economies will be required to confirm matching funding to be eligible to apply.

The grants will be allocated through a competitive selection process.

For more information on applying for IPv6 Deployment grants, view the information session below.

Key dates for 2023

Applications open  Currently open for approved registrations only as requests under review have met 2023 budget
Registrations closed  28 April 2023
Applications close Applications will remain open until funds are exhausted
Selection, Due diligence review and contracts process On-going
Announcement of successful application/s  Upon contracts signed

Before submitting your application, please read the FAQ.