Here is a part of our document on the requirement to apply for funding:
== Who can request funds? ==
Anyone can request funds for GNOME-related events and outreach efforts. You do not need to be a GNOME Foundation Member, since we would like to encourage growth in new places all over the world. Organizing events and helping us do outreach is actually a great way for you to become a GNOME Foundation Member, so even if you’re a newcomer to the community, don’t let that stop you from requesting funds if you need it.
== What kind of funding requests are covered? ==
These funds are set aside in order to help GNOME grow its contributor and user base, as well as to help our existing community feel connected and engaged. Since we have a limited budget, we cannot approve all requests and may refuse some funding requests or make partial approvals.
Here are some of the things that qualify for Engagement funds:
A GNOME-related event you will be hosting
GNOME-related marketing activities or items
GNOME-related outreach activities
Early next week we will post a full document (we are still working on it) on every step you can take to apply get funded.
I will paste the link here for as well.
The idea is to put in https://wiki.gnome.org/Events/ events and conferences that our presence is confirmed.
In the list above we might not be able to attend each one, but it will serve as a page where at least we have a list of potential conferences.
It would be great if we can get some volunteers to man these booths, but also submit talks. It’s really important that we get out there and talk about GNOME technology, the GNOME and GTK platform so that we can get contributors and more users. Propagation folks!