That Novacut project is pretty exciting - they had an unsuccessful funding round last year, but now it seems they could make it. Let’s see how they go and post more links, if you got 'em.
There is now a dedicated FOSS funding platform: https://elveos.org/
Elveos is seeking a maintainer, because the founders can’t communicate! Weird, but true: https://elveos.org/en/documentation/stop_elveos