This stage begins when you have a great idea and begin considering a grant from WMF.
Develop your idea
Develop and discuss your great idea in the IdeaLab.
Consider a grant
If your project needs funding, learn more about the WMF grants programs and decide if one of the programs is right for you. Contact grants at wikimedia dot org to discuss your ideas with the grants team!
Review eligibility criteria and criteria for a decision
Before or after a decision is made, WMF may need to determine if you are eligible to receive funding or to submit a request. You should review the eligibility criteria for your program when you are deciding if you should submit a request, and also review the criteria that WMF or the committee will use to decide whether or not to fund your request.