Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Wikimedia Community Ireland Annual Grant 2023

Wikimedia Community Ireland Annual Grant 2023
start date2023-07-012023-07-01T00:00:00Z
end date2024-06-302024-06-30T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)80429.26 EUR
amount requested (USD)86858.59 USD
amount recommended (USD)85248.6
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
funding regionNWE
decision fiscal year2022-23
funding program roundRound 2
applicant and people related to proposalSmirkybec


organization (if applicable)Wikimedia Ireland Company Limited by Guarantee

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Applicant details edit

Wikimedia username(s):


Sameichel Geichel


Wikimedia Ireland Company Limited by Guarantee

G. Have you received grants from the Wikimedia Foundation before?

Applied previously and did receive a grant

H. Have you received grants from any non-wiki organization before?


H.1 Which organization(s) did you receive grants from?

EU Erasmus+ Programme KA220-SCH - Cooperation partnerships in school education - Call 2021, context Field School Education over 3 years until 2024

M. Do you have a fiscal sponsor?


M1. Fiscal organization name.


Additional information edit

R. Where will this proposal be implemented?


S. Please indicate whether your work will be focused on one country (local), more than one or several countries in your region (regional) or has a cross-regional (global) scope:


S1. If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

The island of Ireland is divided into the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and Northern Ireland (NI). NI is part of the United Kingdom (UK), but due to our geographical proximity, cultural and historical connections to NI, we have supported any events there since 2017. We have liaised with Wikimedia UK about these events, and will continue this collaboration since the appointment of a manager in WMUK with responsibility with NI. For more information see the uploaded document Introduction to WCI.

T. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has. (optional)

M. Do you have a fiscal sponsor?


M1. Fiscal organization name.


Proposal edit

1. What is the overall vision of your organization and how does this proposal contribute to this? How does this proposal connect to past work and learning?

Wikimedia Community Ireland (WCI) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation with the objective of increasing access to free knowledge on the island of Ireland. It is our goal to work with national and international partners to deepen and widen the breadth of free knowledge available from and in Ireland. WCI is registered as a company limited by guarantee in the ROI.

Wikimedia Community Ireland’s mission is:

  • To aid and encourage people to collect, develop and disseminate educational, cultural, and historic content in the public domain or under a licence that allows everyone to freely use, distribute and modify said content without the payment of royalties.
  • To encourage public and private galleries, libraries, archives and museums on the island of Ireland to make their holdings more broadly and freely available and to collaborate with these institutions in an effort to preserve the heritage of the island of Ireland.
  • To make use of, encourage the use of, and educate people in the use of free and open source information resources, in any form, for the advancement of education.
  • To encourage the development and release of these materials in the languages of the island of Ireland including but not limited to English and Irish (natively known as Gaeilge).

This grant sees us moving into our 6th year of funding, supporting one staff member, which has seen the development of programmes and partnerships across GLAM, education, and with fellow open knowledge advocates. This includes our successes with Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Folklore and Wiki Science.

It is planned that in 2023 we will take on a second staff member, an Irish language officer, to ensure the huge strides we have made in Irish language work through our Erasmus+ WikiWomen Project can be strengthened and built upon further. It would also consolidate the 6 years of networking and raising awareness by WCI within the Irish language community, allowing us to now offer full support through the Irish language for any potential partners or programmes in this area on Vicipéid and beyond.

2. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important?

WCI's overall goal is to promote a culture of openness across Ireland, where open is the default and the creativity and knowledge from Ireland which reflects the full diversity of the island can be seen and shared internationally without impediment.

The challenges WCI faces in this goal:

Representation: there are a number of groups in Ireland for which full and meaningful representation on Wikimedia projects remains a huge challenge. These groups include, but are not limited to the Irish language community, Irish Travellers, BIPOC in Ireland, LGBTQA+ communities, disability communities. A reflection of this diversity is not only needed within Wikimedia projects, but within WCI.

Access: the digital divide remains an issue across large parts of Irish society, particularly in relation to access to an affordable and reliable internet connection and suitable technology. This divide is exacerbated by uneven access to the internet in rural Ireland, socio-economic barriers, and barriers to access for those in the blind or deaf communities.

Capacity: with one staff member and a small number of core volunteers, WCI remains vulnerable to a lack of capacity and its impact on sustainability. The population of Ireland is small, relative to its European neighbours, and relies on a small number of active editors within Ireland (500-600 on English Wikipedia and 10-20 on Vicipéid per month). These place a clear limitation on the number of potential volunteers and allies from both the active editor base and the wider population, particularly given the fact WCI has never had any formal or sustained support for Vicipéid.

Awareness: as is the case worldwide, there are persistent misconceptions about Wikimedia projects that we routinely encounter within our work, within education and the GLAM sectors as well as within the general community. This lack of awareness can hamper our ability to successfully partner with institutions and organisations, and creates an overall conservative attitude to open licences and projects.

Changes we want to see:

We continue to strive for better representation within WCI and the Wikimedia movement which reflects the full diversity (including the language diversity) on the island of Ireland. We are creating this change by partnering with groups, organisations and institutions that represent these under-represented groups, and work with them to help empower themselves within the Wikimedia movement and beyond. We track this through our outreach programmes and relevant metrics.

We partner with those in education, outreach and advocacy to find and work with those impacted most by the digital divide in Ireland. We monitor this through the active and emerging partnerships we develop that result in events and outreach alongside the softer metrics that record ongoing conversations and discussions we both participate in and actively support.

WCI continues to broaden and flexibly define those allies with which we work in the open knowledge and advocacy space. Ireland is a small context, and this necessitates working closely and in partnership with those who share our goals and objectives so that we can share capacity and benefit from coordinated efforts. We maintain that volunteering comes in many forms and that not all active participation can be tracked through on-Wiki metrics. We are committed to developing new metrics which help to capture the diversity and its impact of the work of WCI and our allies.

With these allies, WCI is committed to increasing understanding and awareness of Wikimedia projects and open licences across all relevant contexts in Ireland. In all of our programmes, we aim to educate our partners and the wider Irish community about the importance of wide participation in open projects and how our work continues to strengthen the quality of representation of Ireland and the people of Ireland across Wikimedia projects.

3. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

Inclusion and diversity

A key element of our outreach since 2020 has been to foster a network of allied partners who represent the full diversity of Irish culture and society, such as groups representing the LGBTQIA+ community and those in the deaf and blind communities. We aim to make our events as inclusive as possible to create space for meaningful collaborations. We will achieve this by continuing to: Ensuring that more of our public facing events are as inclusive as possible by providing access, appropriate facilitation or guidance, including an active and open approach to reviewing our own practises and engaging with relevant learning Collaborating and supporting communities in participation and engagement with Wikimedia projects Listening to communities about their concerns around Wikipedia, and advocate for ways to address these barriers and issues to create a collaborative process that improves both the experience and perception of Wikimedia projects while improving representation

GLAM and education outreach

Our continuing partnerships with GLAM, cultural and educational organisations allows both WCI and those partners to reach joint goals relating to access to knowledge and media while fostering better understanding of online information. Through this work we advocate for greater access to information and media from and within Ireland under appropriate open licences, and how that benefits the people of Ireland. This is achieved by: Continuing current engagement with GLAMs and educational institutions to develop deeper partnerships, and greater integration across our relevant platforms and projects Promote campaigns with relevant government departments, agencies, GLAMs, and professional bodies

Irish language

A central part to our engagement going forward will be with Vicipéid and the representation of Irish language content across Wikimedia projects. The Irish language has been classified as "definitely endangered" by the UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger. This makes WCI’s work to build Vicipéid very necessary and urgent. Through the appointment of an Irish Language Officer, we will build on our participation in the Celtic Knot conference and the outreach of the Erasmus+ WikiWomen Project by developing new partnerships that can be supported entirely through Irish. We commit to: Continuing to promote the use of Irish in Wikimedia projects to increase the presence and profile of Irish on the web Fostering more active partnerships with Irish language organisations and groups Listening to the needs of the Irish language community and work with them to develop mutually beneficial events and programmes

Competitions and campaigns These two elements form the core of our broadest outreach efforts across the island of Ireland. We continue to partner with allied organisations, such as OpenStreetMap Ireland, and relevant government and non-government bodies to raise awareness about the images and data available for reuse.

4. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

Inclusivity and diversity

We continue our commitment to diversity by actively exploring ways to make our programming and events more accessible and inclusive. We focus on partnering with existing organisations, institutions and groups who represent communities across Ireland, and take guidance from leaders in the fields of access and inclusion. Among these communities are groups working with the blind in Ireland, those advocating for and representing refugees and asylum seekers, the LGBTQIA+ communities, and advocates and campaigners for the Irish Travellers Community. This work is aligned with the overall strategic objective of great equity within the Wikimedia movement and projects, as well as the goals of WCI.


  • Run or assist in events with facilitation (Irish Sign Language or captioned)
  • Work with the Irish Traveller community on events that benefit their community using the Wiki Loves Living Heritage or Wiki Loves Folklore as potential frameworks
  • Actively work with international campaigns and projects such as Art+Feminism, Queering Wikipedia, Wiki Loves Pride, and Wiki Loves Living Heritage.


Educational outreach represents some of our longest standing partnerships as a group, beginning when the group formed in 2014. Having run events or worked with educational staff in many of the universities of Ireland, we are seeking to continue that work while expanding out in the former Institutes of Technology, now known as Technical Universities.


  • Continue to foster relationships with third level institutions we have not worked with
  • Work with staff and students on knowledge and content gaps relating to both Irish content on English language Wikipedia, but elsewhere on Wikimedia projects where specialised knowledge or access to information can be leveraged.
  • Re-establish connections with the library staff of third level institutions, as this was an area of growth for us before 2020.

Irish language

Now in its second of three years, our Irish language outreach currently centres around the EU Erasmus+ WikiWomen Project. The project aims to give secondary school teachers and their pupils the tools to research, write, and publish articles relating to notable women in minority language Wikipedias. The new Irish Language Officer is central to building on the successes of the project so far, and to work on further disseminating and developing content relating to this project and related outreach. The Officer will also give us capacity for the first time to offer events through Irish, with all supporting materials and resources also provided through Irish. The appointment of this Officer is to build on the part time support we have had through the Erasmus+ funding, and will allow us to offer similar events and programming to other Irish language groups and organisations. The Officer can also support outreach for our campaigns and competitions by translating materials and facilitating participation through Irish.


  • Expand the range of materials available to educators and the Irish language community in Irish on and off Wiki
  • Ensure that resources developed by WCI are available in Irish, on Vicipéid or other Wikimedia projects
  • Conduct outreach to Irish language groups and offer events in Irish

Competitions and campaigns

Our longest running outreach activity since our founding has been photography competitions, beginning with Wiki Loves Monuments in 2014. In terms of number of uploads and participants, both new and returning, they are our most successful broad outreach programmes. In 2023-2024, we will run Wiki Loves Monuments, with a special celebration and prizes marking 10 years of the competition in Ireland, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Folklore, and Wiki Science. These programmes not only improve the visual representation of Ireland on Wikimedia Commons, but align with Irish governmental goals on open data policies and strategic goals relating to the promotion of tangible and intangible heritage.


  • Promote the competitions with the relevant government departments, agencies, GLAMs, and professional bodies, as it aligns with their stated outreach, educational, advocacy and other goals to the mutual benefit of the partners and Wikimedia projects
  • Hold a 10 year celebration of Wiki Loves Monuments in Ireland during August or September 2023

5. Do you want to apply for multi-year funding?      


5.1 If yes, provide a brief overview of Year 2 and Year 3 of the proposed plan and how this relates to the current proposal and your strategic plan?


6. Please include a timeline (operational calendar) for your proposal.

7. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

The Project Coordinator, Rebecca O’Neill who has been in post since 2017, is currently supported in her role by a core team of officers and volunteers including:

Officers: Chair: Shannon Eichelberger (Sameichel) Deputy Chair: Eugene Eichelberger (Geichel) Deputy Chair: Sharon Flynn (Sharonlflynn)

Volunteers: Antiqueight Brian McKenzie (AugusteBlanqui) Éamonn Ó Gribín (Ériugena) Meghan Dowling (Dowlinme) Gabriel Beecham (Kwekubo) Claire Murray (Eolaíocht) Priyangee Guha Éoin Bairéad Killian Downing Gwinyai Masukume Kelly Fitzgerald Alison Cassidy (Alison)

Programme Manager Upon the appointment of the Irish Language Officer (ILO), the Project Coordinator will be promoted to Programme Manager to reflect the expanded management role. The ILO will report directly to the Programme Manager, who will work with the newly appointed ILO to develop suitable programming and evaluation for this new position. The Manager will oversee all relevant reporting, auditing and other organisational oversight needed, under the guidance of the chair, deputy chairs and volunteer committee.

Irish Language Officer (ILO) As laid out in the previous grant application, in July 2023, WCI wishes to appoint an additional staff member wholly dedicated to the creation, development, and facilitation of programming through the Irish language. This appointment would put in place an unprecedented capacity for the group, and significantly lift the burden of such support from the small number of volunteers within WCI with fluent Irish. This staff member will oversee all Irish language programming, with support from the Manager and committee.

Documents outlining the roles and responsibilities of both of these posts and the new organisational structure are available as uploaded supplementary information.

The staff members report to the chair, deputy chairs and the volunteer committee. All plans are based upon the guidance of the strategic plan and the interpretation of that plan by the officers and committee. The staff report to the committee once a month, with on-going communication with the chair as and when needed. The staff conduct the day to day running of the affiliate, as well as implementing and supporting the activities of the volunteers and wider Wikimedia community in Ireland.

8. Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified CONTENT knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Content Gender gap, Language, Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

8.1 In a few sentences, explain how your work is specifically addressing this content gap (or Knowledge inequity) to ensure a greater representation of knowledge.

Our educational and GLAM outreach events often focus on the gender gap alongside other knowledge gaps relevant to the subject, collection or theme. This includes holding Art+Feminsim events with GLAM institutions such as the Hunt Museum, the National Gallery of Ireland, and Trinity College Dublin. This extends into our Erasmus+ WikiWomen project focused on the gender gap on Vicipéid. The appointment of the Irish Language Officer and the expansion of Irish language resources, reiterate our commitment to the Irish language on Wikimedia projects. Our work with translation students in Dublin City University and at events with multilingual groups results in the facilitation of content creation and improvement across different language Wikipedias. We continue to work with groups representing minorities in Ireland, with a specific focus on the Irish Traveller community. This work aims to bridge the gaps in relation to ethnicity, cultural backgrounds, and socio-economic status.

9. Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or THEMATIC focus. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work and explain the rationale for identifying these themes.

Education, Culture, heritage or GLAM , Diversity

10. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Please note, we had previously asked about inclusion and diversity in terms of CONTENTS, in this question we are asking about the diversity of PARTICIPANTS. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Sexual Orientation, Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Linguistic / Language

11. What are your strategies for engaging participants, particularly those that currently are non-Wikimedia?

WCI has a continuing and expanding active programme of outreach which specifically targets non-Wikimedia communities and participants. This includes editing workshops with GLAMS, working with educators to incorporate Wikipedia editing into learning programmes, hosting editing events with allies such as hackerspaces and coding groups, which all aim to foster better understanding of Wikimedia projects, demystify the editing process, and empower new editors and contributors. As outlined above, we seek to create as many entry points and suitable events to foster participation from minority communities, while continuously reflecting on the effectiveness and impact of these events and initiatives. Part of this has been our shift in emphasis away from English language Wikipedia over a number of years onto smaller languages Wikipedias and these languages on Wikidata and Commons. These events include image uploads, caption and alt text creation, and editing Wikidata.

Regarding our work with minorities such as Irish Travellers, central to developing more participation and better representation online is continuing our conversations with those communities. For example, discussions around the use of photography to document the Irish Traveller community’s practices such as those relevant to Wiki Loves Living Heritage requires ensuring full understanding and consent to have photographs or other recordings made.

Given the endangered status of Irish, Vicipéid and Irish language content on Wikidata in particular can be central tools for not just the survival but the thriving of Irish online. As mentioned in the uploaded document Introduction to WCI, academics and commentators in the area have noted the potential for Vicipéid to support their work and grow the presence of high-quality content online in Irish. This means that there are already strong allies who wish to work with us, but until now we have not been able to give them support in Irish, which is a major challenge in fostering more engagement and active partnerships. With the appointment of the Irish Language Officer we can formalise and build on the relationships we have built within the wider Irish language community to further raise the profile of Vicipéid and consolidate its place as an integral part of the Irish language online.

12. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants and promoting the UCOC and Friendly Space Policy, and/or equivalent local policies and processes?

It is essential to ensure that there is continuous mutual respect and civil conduct between Wikimedians, members of WCI, our partners, and those who attend or participate in our events and campaigns. We are very aware that WCI has a fundamental role to play in fostering a safe and supportive environment for all, which we work towards through the activities outlined below. These activities ensure that everyone can participate without the fear of harassment or prejudice in all WCI activities and events, and are reviewed to remain aligned with the policies of the Wikimedia Foundation.

WCI will continue to:

  • Display and draw attention to the Universal Code of Conduct at all physical and virtual spaces used for events.
  • Continue to raise awareness around the issue of harassment within our community, while ensuring that all participants are aware of how to report any violations.
  • Work with all our partners to ensure that policies and procedures which are in accordance with the UCOC and Friendly Space Policy are adhered to.
  • In the case of incidents which are serious and illegal, report to and work with the local police force about such incidents. For other incidents we will work with our partners to respond.
  • Actively review our practices and update as we learn more about improved equity approaches.

13. Do you have plans to work with Wikimedia communities, groups, or affiliates in your country, or in other countries, to implement this proposal?


13.1 If yes, please tell us about these connections online and offline and how you have let Wikimedia communities know about this proposal.

The wider community was informed of the upcoming grant submission through our Wikimedia-IE mailing list, the associated newsletter which is published on our website and social media channels, all of which included an invitation to participate in the WCI monthly meetings during which the grant submissions were discussed and collectively worked upon. Individual editors and contributors were also approached to review and make comments on the drafted materials.

14. Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedian partners to implement this proposal?


14.1 Please describe these partnerships and what motivates the potential partner to be part of the proposal and how they add value to your work.

The most common form of in-kind support is when a partner organisation for an event or series of events hosts the events on their premises. For example, the editing workshop held in Queen’s University Belfast in March 2023 was hosted in the Library of Queen’s, with the host organising the catering, promotion, online registration, and the provision for virtual attendance. The WCI grant covered the travel of the Project Coordinator, and would have covered accommodation if required. We also supplied some swag for the attendees, and WMUK provided virtual event support. This is a typical arrangement that would take place when working with other educational, GLAM, and other partners who wish to host an event for their staff or as outreach. These arrangements are generally in-kind support, and do not extend to the transfer of additional funds to WCI.

15. How do you hope to sustain or expand the work carried out in this proposal after the grant?

Since 2014, a number of our volunteers and allies have initiated and continued to support their own Wikimedia outreach.

Some examples:

  • Continuous advocacy of Wikimedia projects in open education by Dr Sharon Flynn through workshops, talks, and presentations.
  • Dr Teresa Lynn and Professor Kevin Scannell continue to advocate for the use of Vicipéid by the Irish language community, and for more resources to be published under open licences.
  • The Hunt Museum continues uploading images to Wikimedia Commons independent of direct support of WCI.
  • Anne-Karoline Distel promotes the use of Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata and our photography competitions through her YouTube channel “OSM for History Buffs” and collaborates with WCI on joint initiatives that benefit both Wikimedia projects and OpenStreetMap.
  • We have also been asked to advise on research including with academics in University College Dublin and Dublin City University, and the Digital Repository of Ireland.

This network of allies both in Ireland and on-Wiki are crucial to the ongoing programme of outreach and its sustainability. However, it is limited by the small capacity of WCI, and the appointment of an additional staff member is required to ensure that our work can continue to grow and not be reliant on a single member of staff.

16. What kind of risks do you anticipate and how would you mitigate these. This can include factors such as external/contextual issues that may affect implementation, as well as internal issues, such as governance/leadership changes.

As a small Wikimedia affiliate with a small geographic context and population supported by 1 staff member, our greatest risk is limited capacity. The simplest methods to mitigate this are documentation of our activities and hosting a monthly virtual meeting to inform the wider community of our work. Our work on partnerships and allies also helps to share capacities when needed. In the coming year, we plan to consult with other Wikimedia groups in similar small contexts to learn more from their strategies on overcoming capacity issues and contextual limitations.

Like similar groups, we rely on a relatively small group of core volunteers. Given the limited pool of engaged Wikimedia contributors working in Ireland, there are limitations on recruiting from established contributors. Our main method of mitigating this risk is to spread the responsibilities of volunteers across the group, so no one member feels under too much pressure and to avoid burnout. As we only have one staff member until now, this has meant we have not always been able to take up opportunities for new events, initiatives or programmes without additional capacity, but we do this strategically to protect the capacity of the group as a whole. Drawing in new volunteers, which happens primarily through our outreach events, also helps to mitigate this and share work across more people.

One large risk factor up until now has been our lack of Irish language capacity, as we have entirely relied on volunteers for this work. This is the main impetus for an Irish language officer as they would strengthen our connection into the wider Irish language community while taking on some of the resourcing that volunteers have provided. Our work with other small language Wikipedia and Wikimedia groups has highlighted just how under-resourced we are with regards to Irish language provision, and how limited we have been in our ability to conduct structured and sustained outreach. A part time staff member, while a significant improvement, will also place a limit on the support we can give. We plan on reaching out to our colleagues within the movement working with minority languages to learn from their strategies in similar contexts.

Previously, reliance on a sole staff member was a risk for our group, going forward with an additional staff member along with the promotion of the Project Coordinator to Project Manager bring challenges on transitioning to an amended reporting structure and successful onboarding of new staff. The loss of the current staff member also remains a substantial risk for disruption of the group’s activities. Ensuring a handover period, with rigorous documentation in the lead up to and in preparation for such a departure would be essential to limiting disruption to the plans laid out in this grant and in the Strategic Plan. We plan on consulting with those within the Wikimedia movement with experience of handover and onboarding to create a process for these two eventualities.

17. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of three options that most apply.

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Improve User Experience, Evaluate, Iterate, and Adapt

18. Please state if your organization or group has a Strategic Plan that can help us further understand your proposal. You can also upload it here.  


Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation edit

19. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

We aim to learn how communities in Ireland want to contribute to Wikimedia projects, and specifically what their priorities are in relation to content gaps, better representation, and those still missing from these discussions. This will help us to prioritise events and partnerships, as well as tailoring our other programming to meet the needs and wants of broader Irish communities. This information will be collected through our ongoing conversations and discussions with existing and potential partners and allies.

We hope that our continuing work with the Irish language will create strategies, resources, and learning outcomes that will benefit communities across the movement internationally. We plan to develop an evaluation strategy with the newly appointed Irish Language Officer to set metrics and goals for their work, as well as reflective evaluation on this new role and structure. We also want to learn how we can use the resources to improve the cross border relationships with those areas we share language heritage with, such as Northern Ireland, Scotland, and the Isle of Man. This will be incorporated into the evaluation work with the ILO.

Working with educational partners from an increasing number of disciplines and subject areas, we aim to increase the awareness of Wikimedia projects in education while creating more best practice models which can be reused and adapted elsewhere. This will be achieved by demonstrating the impact we have made in past and current educational outreach initiatives, through content creation metrics on the Outreach Dashboard.

As we continue our work with the GLAM sector in Ireland, we aim to develop resources and good practices for GLAM professionals working in institutions of similar, smaller scale, or working with more limited capacities. This includes running outreach events, but also the impact of uploading images to Wikimedia Commons.

20. Based on these learning questions, what is the information or data you need to collect to answer these questions? Please register this information (as metric description) in the following space provided.

Main Metrics Description Target
GLAM Allied events 5 events or meeting with allied organisations within GLAM in Ireland. This is to increase awareness of open licencing and Wikidata for GLAMs by showcasing case studies, both national and international. 5
Novel activities 3 new novel activities. Working with, or being led by the needs of our partners in our various outreach programmes, this gives us space to experiment and evolve new workshop, event or campaign formats that have mutually beneficial outcomes for the partner and Wikimedia communities and projects. 3
' N/A

Here are some additional metrics that you can use if they are relevant to your work. Please note that this is just an optional list, mostly of quantitative metrics. They may complement the qualitative metrics you have defined in the previous boxes.

Additional Metrics Description Target
Number of editors that continue to participate/retained after activities N/A N/A
Number of organizers that continue to participate/retained after activities 3 organisers retained, who remain engaged with activities within WCI or on Wikimedia projects. 3
Number of strategic partnerships that contribute to longer term growth, diversity and sustainability 3 new partnerships with groups, organisations or institutions which we are strategically aligned. 3
Feedback from participants on effective strategies for attracting and retaining contributors N/A N/A
Diversity of participants brought in by grantees N/A N/A
Number of people reached through social media publications N/A N/A
Number of activities developed N/A N/A
Number of volunteer hours N/A N/A

21. Additional core quantitative metrics. These core metrics will not tell the whole story about your work, but they are important for measuring some Movement-wide changes. Please try to include these core metrics if they are relevant to your work. If they are not, please use the space provided to explain why they are not relevant or why you can not capture this data. Your explanation will help us review our core metrics and make sure we are using the best ones for the movement as a whole.

Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants 30 participants in inclusivity and diversity workshops and events, 220 participants in educational outreach workshops and events, 70 participants in Wiki Loves Monuments, 50 participants in Wiki Loves Earth, 20 participants in Wiki Loves Folklore 390
Number of editors 30 newly registered editors in inclusivity and diversity workshops and events, 220 newly registered editors in educational outreach workshops and events, 70 newly registered participants in Wiki Loves Monuments, 50 newly registered participants in Wiki Loves Earth, 15 newly registered participants in Wiki Loves Folklore, 15 newly registered participants in Wiki Science 400
Number of organizers 5 organisers in inclusivity and diversity workshops and events, 5 organisers in educational outreach workshops and events 10
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia 50 content pages in inclusivity and diversity workshops and events, 120 content pages in educational outreach workshops and events, 30 content pages on Vicipéid from Irish language workshops and events 150
Wikimedia Commons 1200 images uploaded to Wiki Loves Monuments, 700 images uploaded to Wiki Loves Earth, 250 images uploaded to Wiki Loves Folklore, 150 images uploaded to Wiki Science 2300
Wikidata 30 content pages in inclusivity and diversity workshops and events, 50 content pages in educational outreach workshops and events, 20 content pages relating to GLAM outreach, 30 content pages relating to Irish language outreach 130

21.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.


22. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected?

Programs & Events Dashboard Wiki Loves Competitions Tools GLAMorgan

In the 2023 to 2024 period, we plan on working with a partner working in a similar context to draft a new methodology for capturing qualitative attitudinal information from those who take part in our editing workshops. It is proposed that we will formulate 3 different short surveys, each of which will be trailed with 50-100 workshop participants. These surveys will take place at the start of our interaction with the participants, and at the conclusion and will aim to track how their attitudes or feelings towards Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects have changed (or not) following the workshop. By having 3 different surveys across a large sample size, it is hoped that we can then select or further develop a survey formula that will yield meaningful results which can then be used to further develop or strengthen the workshops we deliver.

Financial Proposal edit

23. & 23.1 What is the amount you are requesting from WMF? Please provide this amount in your local currency. If you are thinking about a multi-year fund, please provide the amount for the first year.

80429.26 EUR

23.2 What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

86858.59 USD

23.3 Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.

23.4 Please include any additional observations or comments you would like to include about your budget.


Please use this optional space to upload any documents that you feel are important for further understanding your proposal.

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