Geran:Program/Dana Perikatan Wikimedia

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Dana Perikatan Wikimedia

Who?

Non-profit organisations with aligned mission in East, Southeast Asia, & Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa funding regions; by invitation only

What?

Proposals that contribute to the strategic direction of the Wikimedia Movement.

When?

4 months of processing time, 1 round in a year

How much?

250,000 USD is available in total for all invited organizations



How to apply

Applications are by invitation only: We will invite non-profit organizations that have aligned missions with the Wikimedia movement to submit an application for the Alliances Fund. Invited applicants will be supported to submit an application.

Pertubuhan yang manakah boleh memohon untuk program Dana Perikatan Wikimedia?

The program is for non-profits from Sub-Saharan Africa and East, Southeast Asia, & Pacific funding regions: Due to the reduced level of funding for the Alliances Fund, we will only accept applications from Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and East, Southeast Asia, & Pacific (ESEAP) funding regions in fiscal year 2023-24. There has been the most consistent engagement with the fund in these regions.

How much funding is available?

250,000 USD is available for all invited organizations in fiscal year 2023-24. The total amount of funding will be shared between the invited applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa and East, Southeast Asia, & Pacific funding regions.

What we fund

The Wikimedia Alliances Fund supports mission-aligned organizations, which work in regions and communities that are underrepresented in our movement, and can partner with the Wikimedia Movement to amplify each other's work.

The Wikimedia Alliances Fund supports organizations that can contribute toward the strategic direction of the Wikimedia Movement, especially those that promote knowledge equity. We emphasize the need for underrepresented communities and historically marginalized communities in the movement to have access to resources they need to accomplish their goals. Programs from mission-aligned organizations and groups can focus on supporting contributors, editors, content, awareness, skill-building initiatives, advocacy efforts, strategic planning and developing stable partnerships with local Wikimedia communities and Wikimedia projects.

Programs from mission-aligned organizations and groups can focus on supporting:

  • contributors and editors,
  • content,
  • awareness and skill-building initiatives,
  • advocacy efforts,
  • strategic planning
  • partnerships with local Wikimedia communities and Wikimedia projects.

Review applications

Proses

Application forms

 
Wikimedia Alliances Fund Application Form (Google Docs)

Review of applications and decision

  • Applications submitted by the invited organisations will be reviewed and approved by the Regional Funds Committees.
  • Regional Funds Committee members will receive support from the Regional and Alliance Fund Program Officers. Program proposals will be awarded for one year.
Community engagement

It is recommended that organisations applying for the Wikimedia Alliances Fund would have a local wiki community advisor who can support in the development and implementation of the proposal.

The Wikimedia Alliances Fund Program Officer would offer the following support to applicants during the proposal development process:

  • Provide background and context overview of local Wikimedia communities
  • Drafting and revision of application
  • Support in using Wiki platforms i.e. meta, mailing lists for (reporting and documentation)
  • Introductions to possible community contacts for collaboration

Garis masa

Timeline for invited organizations from Sub-Saharan Africa and East, Southeast Asia, & Pacific funding regions. There is one application round in a year.

Sub-Saharan Africa

9 Februari - 1 Mac 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

1 Mac 2024

Submission deadline

4 Mac - 29 Mac 2024

Review and translation

29 Mac - 19 April 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

3 Mei 2024

Decision announced

17 Mei - 31 Mei 2024

Agreement and first payment

15 Januari 2025

Midpoint conversation

31 Julai 2025

Final or first year report due

Asia Timur, Asia Tenggara, dan Pasifik

15 Februari 2024 - 14 Mac 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

14 Mac 2024

Submission deadline

15 Mac - 22 April 2024

Review and translation

22 April - 6 Mei 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

23 Mei 2024

Decision announced

6 Jun 2024 - 30 Jun 2024

Agreement and first payment

15 Januari 2025

Midpoint conversation

15 Ogos 2025

Final or first year report due

Full timeline
Funding region Submission deadline Decisions announced
Sub-Saharan Africa 1 Mac 2024 3 Mei 2024
Asia Timur, Asia Tenggara, dan Pasifik March 14, 2024 May 23, 2024
Sub-Saharan Africa Asia Timur, Asia Tenggara, dan Pasifik
Applicant proposal support starts 9 Februari 2024 February 15, 2024
Eligibility check 9 Februari - 1 Mac 2024 February 16 - March 14, 2024
Submission deadline 1 Mac 2024 March 14, 2024
Application translation support 4 Mac - 8 Mac 2024 March 15 - April 5, 2024
Review starts 11 Mac 2024 March 18, 2024
Feedback received 29 Mac 2024 April 29, 2024
Engaging with feedback 29 Mac - 19 April 2024 April 29 - May 13, 2024
Decision announced 3 Mei 2024 May 23, 2024
Agreement signed 17 Mei 2024 June 6, 2024
First payment sent 17 Mei - 31 Mei 2024 June 7 - June 30, 2024
Midpoint learning conversation 15 Januari 2025 January 15, 2025
Final report due 31 Julai 2025 15 Ogos 2025

Eligibility requirements  

All organizations should be compliant with Wikimedia Foundation’s requirements for funding. An eligibility check will be conducted before the review process. This step will be coordinated by the Grant Administrators for the Wikimedia Alliances Fund, with support from the Program Officer (PO).

The following are basic criteria that must be met by all Wikimedia Alliances Fund applicants in order for a proposal to be reviewed:

  • Proposed programs and activities are aligned with the mission of the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • Applicants to the Wikimedia Alliances Fund should also have demonstrable experience with Wikimedia projects, communities, or organizations directly related to the proposal prior to submission. Proposals primarily focused on building introductory experience with Wikimedia projects or communities are ineligible for review.
  • Applicant must follow the Universal Code of Conduct and Friendly Space Policies
  • Youth Safety Policy must be in place for any activity that involves underage community members
  • Applicant is within a country that can legally receive funding for the described activities and expenses based on laws on sending and receiving funds in the United States and their country
  • Applicant does not appear on the United States Department of Treasury Specially Designated Nationals And Blocked Persons List (SDN)
  • Applicants must be in compliance with any prior reporting requirements for any past projects funded through the Wikimedia Foundation
  • Works and contributions must be able to be published under ethical, open access agreements
  • Applications must be for future, planned work
  • Proposed activities that meet the United States Internal Revenue Service definition of lobbying cannot be funded.[1]
  • Applicants receiving funding must not be Wikimedia Foundation staff members or contractors working more than part time (more than 20 hours per week).

How to submit report

Here are the reports you need to submit if you are invited for the Alliances Fund.

Final learning report

This is a written report to submit within 30 days after the grant end date.

  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.

 
Wikimedia Alliances Fund Final Report Form (Google Docs)
Conversation reports

There are also two conversation reports. You will meet the Program Officer online two times in the middle of the grant implementation and after completing the grant. They will ask questions and complete the forms.

You can review the questions before the online meeting.

 
Midterm Conversation Questions (Google Docs)
 
Final or Yearly Conversation Questions (Google Docs)

FAQ  

Can a returning organization be invited to apply for Wikimedia Alliances Funds?
  • Yes, a returning organization can be invited to apply Wikimedia Alliances Funds.
Can an organization apply for multiple Wikimedia Alliances Funds?
  • Organizations who have one open Wikimedia Alliance Fund will not be eligible to apply again.
How is the Wikimedia Alliances Fund different from the Knowledge Equity Fund?
  • The Wikimedia Alliances Fund hopes to build capacities across the larger free knowledge movement, which would have a positive effect on the development of the Wikimedia projects and communities as well. Programs from mission-aligned organizations and groups can focus on supporting contributors, editors, content, awareness, skill-building initiatives, advocacy efforts, while developing stable partnerships with local Wikimedia communities and Wikimedia projects.
  • The Knowledge Equity Fund provides grants to external organizations that support knowledge equity by addressing the racial inequities preventing access and participation in free knowledge. As the scope of the work of the five major themes is broad, there is no expectation or requirement for them to work directly on wiki projects or with the community.
How can an organization appeal against Regional Committees', or Program Officer's decision?
  • At this time we do not foresee an appeals process for Wikimedia Alliances Fund.
Who will make the final decision on the funding requests?
  • The Regional Funds Committee of the region where the project will be implemented will make the final decision on the funding request.
Can a Wikimedia Affiliate or group be invited to apply for the Wikimedia Alliances?
  • We hope that a Wikimedia affiliate or group will partner with Aligned organizations in the proposal, however the Fund recipient would be the partner organization. Wikimedians should apply for funding through the Community Fund.
What languages can the application be submitted in?
  • Applications can be submitted in any language
Can for-profit organizations be invited for funding?
  • No, we are focused on working with non-profit organizations.

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