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Grants:PEG/WM IN/Bootstrap Grant

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This submission to the Wikimedia Foundation Grants Program was funded in the fiscal year 2011-12. This is a grant to an organization.

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Legal name of chapter or nonchapter group
Wikimedia Chapter, India
Grant contact name
Gautam John
Grant contact username or email
gkjohn@gmail.com
Grant contact title (position)
Secretary
Project lead name
Arjuna Rao Chavala
Project lead username or email
arjunaraoc@gmail.com
Project lead title (position), if any
President
Full project name
Wikimedia Chapter - Bootstrap and First Year Operations
Amount requested (in USD)
15000
Provisional target start date
1 Sep 2011
Provisional completion date
31 March 2012 31 Dec 2012

Budget breakdownEdit

This grantee has requested a change to the budget submitted here and this change has been approved by WMF. Please see the discussion page for details.
  • Wikimedia/Chapter Promotion materials
  • Operating Expenses
  • Travel
  • Grants
  • AGM and India Wiki Conference

Assumption is that $1 = INR 45

Description Qty Unit Price Extended Price SubTotal price(Rs) Price in USD
Wikimedia/Chapter Promotion materials 160000 3556
Design and Printing of Chapter overview brochures, fund raising brochures, membership application forms,receipt books, and stationery in English and native langauges as relevant 10000 5 50000
Design and printing of Wikiproject brochures in English and Native languages 10000 5 50000
Design and manufacturing of Wikimedia promotion materials such as T-shirts 200 300 60000
Operating Expenses 165000 3667
Engage a consultant for book keeping and liason with Government authorities for various approvals and for filing statutory reports. 1 65000 65000
Engage an Auditor for statutory audit 1 10000 10000
Engage a Legal consultant 1 50000 50000
Bank expenses for clearing any foreign exchange receipts 1 25000 25000
Web domains and hosting 1 15000 15000
Travel 205000 4556
For outstation EC members/Subcommittee members to attend relevant meetings 2 25000 50000
For participation in community meetups/outreach 5 10000 50000
For participation in Events where Chapter mans an exhibition booth 5 10000 50000
Modified. Reference. For conducting Wiki Academies 5 1000 5000
For any global Wikimedia chapter events where funding is required from Chapter. 1 50000 50000
Grants 100000 2222
For innovative projects from Community/members 100 1000 100000
AGM and India Wiki Conference 45000 1000
Removed. Reference. S̶c̶h̶o̶l̶a̶r̶s̶h̶i̶p̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶I̶n̶d̶i̶a̶ ̶W̶i̶k̶i̶ ̶C̶o̶n̶f̶e̶r̶e̶n̶c̶e̶ ̶p̶a̶r̶t̶i̶c̶i̶p̶a̶n̶t̶s̶(̶p̶a̶r̶t̶)̶ set 2̶0̶0̶0̶0̶0̶ 2̶0̶0̶0̶0̶0̶
AGM meeting expenses(Part) 45000
675000 15000

Project scopeEdit

The Wikimedia Chapter was registered on 3 Jan 2011. The boot strapping project and operations for the first year includes the following:

  • Wikimedia/Chapter Promotion materials
    • Design and Printing of Chapter brochures, fund raising brochures, membership application forms, receipt books, and stationery in English and other Indic languages as required.
    • Design and printing of Wikiproject brochures in English and other Indic languages as required.
    • Design and production of Wikimedia promotion materials such as T-shirts/Key chains/caps etc
  • Operating Expenses
    • Engage a consultant for book keeping and liaison with Government authorities for various approvals and for filing statutory reports.
    • Engage an Auditor for statutory audit.
    • Engage a Legal consultant
    • Bank expenses for clearing any foreign exchange receipts.
  • Travel
    • For outstation EC members/Subcommittee members to attend relevant meetings.
    • For participation in community meet-ups/outreach.
    • For participation in Events where Chapter mans an exhibition booth.
    • For conducting Wiki Academies
    • For any global Wikimedia chapter events where funding is required from Chapter.
  • Grants
    • For innovative projects from Community/members
    • To support travel expenses of individual members to attend events, as and when required.
  • AGM and India Wiki Conference
    • Scholarship for India Wiki Conference participants
    • AGM meeting expenses

Project goalEdit

The goal of this project is simple. Given that this is the first year, the stated goal is for the Chapter to attain financial and operational strength to undertake active outreach projects, targeted interventions and to support efforts of members and the community at large.

Non-financial requirementsEdit

  • Support of in kind material requests for outreach activity.
  • Organisational support.

Fit to strategyEdit

  • India is one amongst a set of countries where the WMF has a strong strategic focus.
  • The Chapter needs to become financially and operationally strong to support the strategic focus on India.
  • Given that India is a focus area and that there is a WMF India Program office as well, a strong, supportive, engaged and functioning Chapter is an imperative.

Other benefitsEdit

  • A strong Community and Chapter will be the most important elements to ensure a sustainable Wikimedia movement in India.
  • A strong Community owned Chapter will be a catalyst to grow editorship and readership within India.

Measures of successEdit

  • Given that this is the first year, measures of success should include growth of membership, outreach events, conducting the Wiki Conference and fulfilling basic statutory requirements.
  • A further measure, could be one of sentiment analysis to determine whether the Chapter is operating in a manner that its founding documents details and expectations therein.
  • Lastly, planning for the future, the Chapter should proactively begin the process of getting requisite permissions to receive money from foreign sources and to be able to give tax deduction statements locally.
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