Grants:Project/Rapid/Apply

Rapid Grants

How to Apply

  1. Read about how the program works and make sure you and your request meet the criteria for support.
  2. Grant applications are accepted in any language. We will support translation for applications and discussions as needed.
  3. Choose one of the application forms below. We've created specific applications for common types of requests. If your project combines several activities, pick the one that fits best, adding information as needed, or use the "Other" application form.
  4. Create your application by typing a name for your page in the format of YourName/Project name in the input box below. You can use your real name or your username. If you are applying as a WMF Affiliate, please enter your affiliate abbreviation. For example, "WM ZA/Wiki From Above" or "UG EG/Wiki Loves Monuments 2016". See here for all affiliate abbreviations.
  5. Follow the instructions that appear when you create the application.

When to Apply

  1. New applications will only be accepted between 1st and 15th of each month.
  2. Grantees will be expected to respond to questions on the discussion page within a week of questions/comments being posted. If no response has been given, the application will be declined but you may resubmit with responses in the next month of applications.
  3. Our goal is to provide decisions on an application by the end of the month. Decisions may take longer depending on the need to resolve eligibility or other proposal issues, the current number of Rapid Grant proposals, among other factors.

Rapid Grants

Edit-a-thon

Apply here for events that involve bringing Wikimedia project contributors together to actively edit or contribute to any Wikimedia projects.

The Edit-a-thon Rapid Grant application will ask the following questions:

  1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?
  2. How will you let your community know about the event?
  3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?
  4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?
  5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

Contest

Apply here for events that involve evaluation or judging of contributed content on Wikimedia projects. Contests often involve prizes for event winners as well.

The Contest Rapid Grant application will ask the following questions:

  1. What content will the contest focus on, and why is it important to your community?
  2. How will you let people know about the contest?
  3. How will you judge the contest and award prizes?
  4. For photo contests, what is the strategy to get images used on projects?
  5. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

Photowalk

Apply here for events that involve groups of editors working together to take photographs in a particular region or locality to improve one or more Wikimedia projects.

The Photowalk Rapid Grant application will ask the following questions:

  1. How many walks/tours will you organize and how many people on each walk?
  2. What kind of content will the walks focus on? Why is this topic a priority?
  3. What is the plan to ensure images will be used on Wikimedia projects?
  4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

General promotion campaign

Apply here to develop general promotion campaigns to raise awareness about Wikimedia projects.

The General promotion Rapid Grant application will ask the following questions:

  1. What is your promotion plan?
  2. How will you let your community know about the promotion campaign?
  3. Do you have any experience in promoting Wikimedia projects either offline or online?
  4. What is your post-promotion plan?

Video campaign

Apply here to develop video campaigns to raise awareness about Wikimedia projects.

The Video campaign Rapid Grant application will ask the following questions:

  1. What is your promotion plan?
  2. How will you let your community know about the promotion campaign?
  3. Do you have any experience in online promotion or video production?
  4. Do you or others on your team have the skills needed to manage the video production and promotional campaign?
  5. What is your post-promotion plan?

Translation

This application form is only applicable for translation needs by the Community Resources team.

Translations for volunteer-led activities needs can be requested in other application forms. The application will ask the following questions:

  1. What Wikimedia movement activity will your work support?
  2. If you are translating any materials or doing live translation, in what languages will you support these needs? Who will be responsible for doing the translations?

Other

Apply here if your proposal does not fit in any of the above groups.

This Rapid Grant application will ask the following questions:

  1. Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing?
  2. How will you let others in your community know about your project (please provide links to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions)?
  3. Why are you targeting a specific audience?
  4. What will you have done at the end of your project?
  5. How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project?

Movement Strategy Grants

Movement Strategy Grants

Movement Strategy Implementation Grants support projects that take the current state of a Movement Strategy Initiative and push it one step forward. The projects supported by these grants can be big or small, but all of them must make a case to advance one initiative.


Movement Strategy Implementation Translations

This application form is only applicable for translation needs by the Movement Strategy team.

The application will ask the following questions:

  1. What Movement Strategy Implementation activity will your work support?
  2. If you are translating any materials or doing live translation, in what languages will you support these needs? Who will be responsible for doing the translations?