The Conference & Event Grants program provides funding and planning support to groups or organizations to host local or regional conferences that bring Wikimedians together for experience sharing, skill building, and networking.
That consider partnering with affiliates and creating regional/thematic/growth coalitions within the movement, to align agendas, enhance equity and to invest in movement leadership infrastructure, for a greater strategic impact.
That include an outreach component by partnering with open knowledge allies, to expand our global footprint.
That welcome and empower new participants and contributors in the Wikimedia movement, that will include a clear and scalable newcomers engagement plan.
Grant requests are accepted 2 times per year following the schedule below
Contact us at conferencegrantswikimedia.org as soon as you begin planning an event to discuss timelines and eligibility. It is recommended to inform the conference grant program officer of your plans to apply at least two months before the application cycle begins.
Round 3 2021-2022 expedited round schedule
Proposal Deadline: June 13, 2022
Staff Eligibility Review and Feedback: June 14 - June 28, 2022
Proposal Revisions: June 29 - July 6, 2022
Finalizing + Announcements: July 6 - July 12, 2022