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An important aspect of the Wikimedia Foundation’s funding programs is the role that volunteer committees have in providing both guidance and support to applicants as well as making decisions about how movement funds should be distributed. Based on the movement strategy recommendations, we maintain committees that enable communities in each region and thematic experts to have a central role in setting priorities and allocating funds for specific types of initiatives. Each of these processes benefits greatly from existing expertise, new ideas, and awareness of required skills and circumstances for local communities.

Comités regionales

The application period for Regional Committees has ended, and we received 98 applications across the seven regions! We are currently going through the eligibility review process and will announce the new committee members by the beginning of August 2021.

Uno de los aspectos clave de la nueva estrategia es la importancia de permitir que las comunidades locales asuman más responsabilidad y se apropien de establecer las prioridades en sus regiones, asignar fondos para los tipos específicos de iniciativas y garantizar la participación de las organizaciones asociadas. Cada uno de estos procesos se beneficia en gran medida de la experiencia existente, de las nuevas ideas y del conocimiento de las competencias necesarias para las comunidades locales.

We will begin with 7 regional committees to lead our participatory processes. To learn more about the committees go here. For more information about each regional committee, please review the following links:

To assess global projects or specific thematic projects we propose having an internal ad-hoc or subcommittee of the regional committees with the right expertise to discuss proposals that do not fit into the regional identification factor.

Other Committees

The Community Resources team also plans to develop committees for both the Wikimedia Alliance Fund as well as the Wikimedia Research and Technology Fund. The two program committees will function collaboratively with the regional committees when assessing applications based in their regions. More details will be provided as we come closer to the launch of both of these two funds.