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Dana Persidangan & Abaabayan


Groups, individuals, Wikimedia affiliates or organisations that are looking to bring together Wikimedians


Local, regional and thematic conferences focused on sharing, skill-building, and networking


3 months processing time, 2 rounds in a year

How much?

Starting from 10,000 USD

How to apply

  1. Read about the fund and how to plan an event below.
  2. Contact the Program Officer at conferencegrants(_AT_) to discuss timelines and process. They will help you understand what round to apply for and will support you in the process. Two months before the grant round begins is a great time to contact.
  3. Go to Wikimedia Foundation Grantee Portal (Fluxx) and log in.
    • If you do not have an account, click Register Now and provide the requested information. You will receive confirmation of your registration within one working day.
  4. Select the Apply for Conference and Event Fund button on the main page. Click Save and Continue or Save and Close to save the application.
  5. Follow the instructions on the application form. You will need to give information about your event and upload some documents.
  6. Click Submit to submit the application for review.
  • We accept applications in any language. We will support translation for applications and discussions as needed.
  • Applications will be published to Meta-Wiki automatically within two days. This is done for community review and feedback.
  • You can prepare the application offline. Make a copy of the application form, answer the questions and copy the text to Fluxx.
Conference & Event Fund Application Form (Google Docs)

What we fund

Potounda o Program Garan Persidangan & Ababayan do kouhupan kousinan om sokodung pamalanan kumaa tinimungan toi ko' organisasi montok sumiliu mananwalai persidangan kinoyonon toi ko' serantau i popiiso do Wikimedian ngaawi montok miilang do koinganan, popoburu kabaalan om piromutan.

We prioritise proposals that:

Montok garan id siriba $5,000 USD, intangai program Rapid Grants

Event categories and dates

FKoubasanan nopo nga tahakon o kouhupan kousinan kumaa tolu kategori agayo ababayan do guraan:

  • Ababayan kitema miagal do GLAM Bootcamp, WikiWomen's Camp om pitimbungakan strategi tinimungan sompomogunan do Wiki Loves Monuments
  • Persidangan kabansaan om serantau miagal do WikiConference India, WikiConference North America om pitimbungakan miamung Serantau miagal do WikiArabia, CEE Meeting om Wiki Indaba
  • Ababayan koburuon i manahak do tarad kumaa idea om ababayan inovatif kawawagu i poinfokuus kumaa koburuon guraan

Eligibility requirements

This fund is for you if you:

  • Are a group or organisation with no outstanding reports. You and the fiscal sponsor should be in compliance with our funding and Wikimedia Foundation agreements.
  • Have an organisation or shared bank account. Groups with no shared bank account and individuals will need to have a fiscal sponsor.
  • Received Wikimedia Foundation Funds before. If you did not receive funding over 5,000 USD before, contact conferencegrants(_AT_) to discuss.
  • Are applying to organise a future, planned event or conference.
  • Are a Wikimedia affiliate who wants to organise an international or regional conference. Examples are GLAMWiki conference, Wikisource Conference, WikiIndaba, CEE Meeting.
You are not eligible for funding if:
  • You are from a country that cannot legally receive funding for the described activities and expenses, based on laws on sending and receiving funds in the United States and their country.
  • The project includes lobbying activities, as per United States Internal Revenue Service definitions.
  • You are listed on the United States Department of Treasury Specially Designated Nationals And Blocked Persons List (SDN).
  • You do not provide all information and documents needed to receive the funding from Wikimedia Foundation.

We take all applicants through a due diligence process. This means you need to be in ethical good-standing, (e.g. Wikimedia behaviour, social behaviour, financial behaviour, legal behaviour, etc.).

Youth Safety

Youth Safety Policy must be in place for any activity that involves underage community members.

  • If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, it also outlines compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provides documentation of the local laws in the annex.
  • The proposal demonstrates how they will ensure the safe engagement of young people in all of the project’s activities.
  • The proposal demonstrates that any adults who will be working in close contact with young people have been properly vetted and trained.
  • The proposal outlines an action protocol in the case that incidents occur relating to the physical and psychological safety of young people.

Review and application process

Proposals are reviewed according to the following criteria:

  • Community engagement
    • How do you aim to engage your community in the planning process?
  • Impact potential
    • Is there a demonstrated need for the event?
    • Are goals and intended outcomes clearly articulated, high priority, and reasonably achievable?
    • Is there a plan for follow up after the event?
  • Ability to execute
    • Are there enough community members with the time and ability to plan and execute the event?

After submission, the application will be processed with the following steps:

  • Committee review and feedback of proposals (14 days)
  • Applicants make adjustments to their proposal where needed. Should the applicant need it, they can schedule phone calls with the program officer or committee members. (14 days)
  • Funding decision is posted within 4 weeks of submission.
  • After approval, monthly check-in calls will be scheduled with the Program Officer.

Garis timpu

Round 2 (Deadline: 5 Mansak 2024)
Round 2

5 Mansak 2024

Submission deadline

6 Mansak - 26 Mansak

Staff and compliance review
Community review

26 Mansak - 4 Gomot

Receiving and engaging with feedback

4 Gomot - 18 Gomot

Sorisidan Komitikuasa

29 Gomot 2024

Decision announced

Mahas - Momuhau 2024

Event dates

Roun 1 (Deadline: 2 Manom 2024)
Roun 1

2 Manom 2024

Submission deadline

2 Manom - 23 Manom

Staff and compliance review
Community review

23 Manom - 30 Manom

Receiving and engaging with feedback

30 Manom - 14 Gumas

Sorisidan Komitikuasa

28 Gumas 2024

Decision announced

Milatok - Mahas 2025

Event dates

Round 2 (Deadline: 3 Mansak 2025)
Round 2

3 Mansak 2025

Submission deadline

3 Mansak - 24 Mansak

Staff and compliance review
Community review

24 Mansak - 3 Gomot

Receiving and engaging with feedback

3 Gomot - 17 Gomot

Sorisidan Komitikuasa

28 Gomot 2025

Decision announced

Mahas - Momuhau 2025

Event dates

Full timeline
Conference Fund

Round 2 (2023-2024)

  • Submission deadline: 5 Mansak 2024
  • Eligibility check: 5 Mansak - 26 Mansak 2024
  • Staff review and feedback: 5 Mansak - 26 Mansak 2024
  • Community review: 5 Mansak - 26 Mansak 2024
  • Engaging with feedback: 26 Mansak - 4 Gomot 2024
  • Committee review: 4 Gomot - 18 Gomot 2024
  • Decisions announced: 29 Gomot 2024
  • Event dates: Mahas - Momuhau 2024
Conference Fund

Round 1 (2024-2025)

  • Submission deadline: 2 Manom 2024
  • Eligibility check: 2 Manom - 23 Manom 2024
  • Staff review and feedback: 2 Manom - 23 Manom 2024
  • Community review: 4 Manom - 23 Manom 2024
  • Engaging with feedback: 23 Manom - 30 Manom 2024
  • Committee review: 30 Manom - 14 Gumas 2024
  • Decisions announced: 28 Gumas 2024
  • Event dates: Milatok - Mahas 2025
Conference Fund

Round 2 (2024-2025)

  • Submission deadline: 3 Mansak 2025
  • Eligibility check: 3 Mansak - 24 Mansak 2025
  • Staff review and feedback: 3 Mansak - 24 Mansak 2025
  • Community review: 3 Mansak - 24 Mansak 2025
  • Engaging with feedback: 24 Mansak - 3 Gomot 2025
  • Committee review: 3 Gomot - 17 Gomot 2025
  • Decisions announced: 28 Gomot 2025
  • Event dates: Mahas - Momuhau 2025

Plan a conference or event

These are the best practices for creating a successful conference grant proposal. Find all resources on the Events Portal in the Events Team Portal – Community space section.

Step 1: Send out community engagement survey
The Community Engagement survey is used to show the importance of this event for your community. It will help to show the topics your community finds important.
  1. Open the community engagement survey template and make a copy. This is a master file, please do not edit but make a Copy.
  2. Do not remove any questions. You are welcome to add more questions. You can also translate the survey.
  3. Send the survey out to people of interest in your community. Set a deadline for survey responses and send out reminders.
  4. Ruhangan nu ndo kootusan do burang pangapalaian.
Nuut toponsol: Kaampaian komuniti sinolukan nopo nga pokionuon.
Laang 2: Pisingilaan mantad ababayan di oirad om praktis tosonong
The Wikimedia community is a resource of knowledge! Make sure you review applications and reports from similar events. Here are some things to consider.

Kolaborasi & sikulasip:

  • Active and experienced editors and volunteers should be engaged in the group. These are also the best participants for travel scholarships.
  • Conferences can be an expensive and ineffective way to do outreach.
  • Consider offering partial scholarships. Or asking applicants how much funding they need to attend the event.

Konoyonon & Timpu:

  • Choose a central location for participants. This will keep travel costs lower and allow you to give more travel scholarships to those who need them.
  • Keep conference and working group meetings to two or three days.
  • Limit sightseeing trips to evenings, after the conference program has ended.
Laang 3: palano' budget nu
Venue & Materials:
  • Partnering with like-minded institutions with free or discounted spaces can be beneficial.
  • If a venue does have a few, do offer reasons around why you've selected it. Is it low cost, located centrally?
  • Limit merchandise to low-cost items like stickers.
  • Keep printed banners and signs general enough for use at later events.

Travel & Meals:

  • Scholarships can include round-trip travel, shared accommodations, conference registration, and visa fees.
  • Funding for food should be limited to lunches during the conference. Coffee breaks and one group dinner can also be included.

Ponguludan Ababayan om Sokodung: Mokianu ko kanto do kousinan do mambayar i pointanud:

  • Travel agent fees
  • Administrative support, eg. processing visa application letters and reimbursements.
  • Paid facilitators or trainers. Do discuss this with your program officer early in the application process.
  • Planning costs, eg. meeting space and local transportation.
  • Up to 10% unforeseen expenses can be included in the request.

Alternate sources of funding:

  • In-kind donations can open doors to interesting partner organisations. These donations include goods and services rather than money, eg. free use of venues, reduced costs for meals or services.
  • Get in touch with organisations who support your work in the region, they may be valuable partners.
Step 4: Gather a strong organising team
Understanding the size of your conference will help you decide the number of volunteers necessary. The roles below can act as a guide. Additional roles can be added. Conference experience is not necessary, but can assist with momentum in planning.

Grant coordinators act as your main contact for grant support.

  • Ensure plans are on track, and provide updates grant program officers from the team.
  • Tracks the budget and collects expense documentation.

The logistics team coordinates research and confirmation of event details.

  • Including event venue, timelines, official documentation, contracts, with experience of negotiating vendors.

The conference program team coordinates the planning survey, proposal, and develops the program.

  • Collects documentation of outcomes and action items from each session.

Communications team keeps the event page updated and coordinate community engagement.

The scholarship committee manages the scholarship application process. They send a list of selected recipients to the program officer before notifying recipients.

Volunteer coordinator checks in on volunteers and keeps notes on all sessions.

Pootodo ruputan

If your Conference and Event Fund is approved, you will need to send a report. Send the report within 60 days after you complete the project.

  1. Go to Wikimedia Foundation Grantee Portal (Fluxx) and log in.
  2. Find the Reports section on the left sidebar. Select the Upcoming link and you will see all upcoming reports.
  3. Select the report and click Edit. Answer the questions in the form. You can write it in any preferred language.
  4. When your report is complete, click Submit to send it for review.
  • You can prepare the report offline. Make a copy of the report form, answer the questions and copy the text to Fluxx.
Conference & Event Fund Final Report Form (Google Docs)

Opiso Program

Momuruan Pagawai Program montok Dana Persidangan & Abaabayan
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
Timezone: GMT-5
Language(s) spoken: Ibrani, Inggeris

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