Community Resources/Grants Strategy Relaunch 2020-2021/Get involved
The new Grants Strategy has been launched. See Grants:Start.
Community input is essential to making sure that our new grants strategy best meets your needs. The Community Resources team has therefore created a process that reviews existing community input around grants, validates those conclusions with representatives from the community with an eye toward this redesign effort, and offers community members opportunities to share feedback on the ultimate proposal.
We invite you to share the proposal page and this engagement page through the communication channels in your Wikimedia project or organization, to support broad feedback from your community.
Options for feedback and engagementEdit
There are multiple ways to discuss your thoughts and opinions on the Grants Relaunch Strategy. We plan to use this feedback to make additional changes or revisions to the proposal, as well as to confirm changes that have received positive feedback.
For community members who would like to share their views, there are four ways to participate:
You are welcome to complete an anonymous form to provide feedback, and your responses will support changes in shaping the final proposal. The form is supported by Google Forms and contains the following questions:
- What is your region?
- Do you feel the new grants strategy is aligned with the strategic direction of the movement?
- Are we missing any other major needs or priorities?
- What concerns do you have about this proposal? Are there any challenges in this structure that would affect your work as a volunteer?
- Is there any other feedback you would like to give us?
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Share your questions and feedback on the talk page. The talk page contains the same questions as the feedback form, but you are welcome to provide other, open-ended feedback outside of these questions.
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The Community Resources team will be hosting a series of office hours in June and July to explain the implementation of the new strategy. Sessions will be offered in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
|Date||Time||Region||Language||Link to meeting|
|11 March 2021||15:00 UTC||Africa||English||Google Meet link|
|15 March 2021||7:00 UTC||ESEAP||English||Google Meet link|
|16 March 2021||14:00 UTC||Asia and MENA||English||Google Meet link|
|18 March 2021||17:00 UTC||EU+CEE||English||Google Meet link|
|22 March 2021||21:00 UTC||LATAM and North America||Spanish/English||Google Meet link|
|18 June 2021||22:00 UTC||LATAM and the Caribbean||Spanish|
|19 June 2021||2:00 UTC||ESEAP||English|
|22 June 2021||13:00 UTC||Northern and Western Europe||English||Google Meet link|
|23 June 2021||14:00 UTC||Northern and Western Europe||English||Google Meet link|
|28 June 2021||15:00 UTC||LATAM and the Caribbean||Spanish||Google Meet link|
|28 June 2021||15:00 UTC||Northern and Western Europe||English||Google Meet link|
|30th June 2021||17.30 UTC||Africa and Middle East||English||Google Meet Link|
|30th June 2021||14:00 UTC||Northern and Western Europe||English||Google Meet Link|
|1 July 2021||15:00 UTC||Africa and Middle East||English||Google Meet Link|
|1 July 2021||17:30 UTC||Africa and Middle East||French||Google Meet link|
|2 July 2021||20:00 UTC||LATAM and the Caribbean||Portuguese||Google Meet link|
|17 July 2021||8:00 UTC||ESEAP Hub Meeting||English|
|23 July 2021||8:00 UTC||Asia Friendly Time||English||Google Meet link|
|23 July 2021||18:00 UTC||Africa, Americas, Europe Friendly time||English||Google Meet link|
|27 July 2021||14:00 UTC||SAARC region||English with Indic languages support||Google meet link|
|8 August 2021||1:30 UTC||India-focused, but everyone is welcome. Please see the Event page.||English with translation support available for South-East Asian languages such as Bangla, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.||Zoom link|
We will continue to plan Regional Office Hours to discuss in more detail the new application, the budget template, reporting requirements, and the learning and evaluation strategy, between July and September of 2021. A schedule for these office hours will be posted here.
You are welcome to contact the Community Resources team privately at (communityresources wikimedia.org) with your feedback. Please use
[Grants Relaunch] in the subject line of your e-mail to support our review. Open feedback is welcome, and we also invite you to use any of the questions on the talk page to help frame your feedback.