summaryRecognize the problems of the less visible projects within the wikisphere and carry out events that encourage their growth.
targeteswikinews, eswikiquote, eswiktionary, eswikibooks, eswikiversity, frwikinews and all wikivoyages
amountUSD 5,757.00
contact• Galahad
this project needs...
created on09:08, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Project idea


What is the problem you're trying to solve?


What problem are you trying to solve by doing this project? This problem should be small enough that you expect it to be completely or mostly resolved by the end of this project. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.

For a long time, various projects in the Wikimedia family have been underrepresented. This is due, in principle, to the great interest that volunteers, chapters, thematic organizations and user groups have placed in the projects with the greatest scope (Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata).

The result of this is that very few language communities manage to comply with their objectives. Although they receive momentum as soon as a new language or project is born, it is exhausted after a few months or years as the focus is once again returned to the projects already developed.

When this happens, the linguistic community is reduced when noticing that they do not receive enough support, and, slowly, their hope to shine is extinguished little by little, until the project or there are vestiges of said community that try to do what they can so that the project continues, or, is dominated by spambots.

Using statswikimedia, we'll obtain the data of some projects that justify the existence of this request.

From our previous grants (SpanishWikivoyageContest and NewsVoyage) know that if the problem is not observed before taking any action, there will be nothing productive. The duty to observe each community and the duty to support our ideas based on what they need and not make ideas just to fulfill.

Each project has something to offer, they have the right to shine and, above all, they have potential.

What is your solution to this problem?


For the problem you identified in the previous section, briefly describe your how you would like to address this problem. We recognize that there are many ways to solve a problem. We’d like to understand why you chose this particular solution, and why you think it is worth pursuing. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.

Wikimedia Small Projects User Group seeks to exploit the potential of each project, so that they can offer their contribution to the world and can shine. For this, it is of great interest that the communities of each linguistic version be known in depth: their problems, their possible solutions and that, based on all this, we can disseminate each project with the purpose that it can be better known and that more volunteers, chapters, thematic organizations and user groups can see that not only Wikimedia is made up of Wikipedia, Commons and Wikidata, but that there are more projects and that with a little support, all communities and all projects can support each other as only one.

In general lines: Through a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation, it is planned to hold a series of events and, above all, to obtain feedback from each linguistic community of each Wikipedia sister project to learn about problems, possible solutions and potential ideas. This being insufficient, we also want each project to have scope and diffusion.

Project goals


What are your goals for this project? Your goals should describe the top two or three benefits that will come out of your project. These should be benefits to the Wikimedia projects or Wikimedia communities. They should not be benefits to you individually. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.

For greater organization, this project will be divided into phases. Each language community will be in groups that will pass the phase as soon as it is determined that the objectives for that group have been met.

Our main goal is a complete investigation about how the small projects succeed, fail and possible forms to get support from Wikimedia Foundation and/or affiliates.

In the final report, we'll get a complete investigation with our recommendations about small projects.

We expect new editors in each community and try to encourage other Wikimedia affiliates to participate in them.

Project impact


How will you know if you have met your goals?


For each of your goals, we’d like you to answer the following questions:

  1. During your project, what will you do to achieve this goal? (These are your outputs.)
  2. Once your project is over, how will it continue to positively impact the Wikimedia community or projects? (These are your outcomes.)

For each of your answers, think about how you will capture this information. Will you capture it with a survey? With a story? Will you measure it with a number? Remember, if you plan to measure a number, you will need to set a numeric target in your proposal (i.e. 45 people, 10 articles, 100 scanned documents). Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.

The project will be successful if:

  • Expect new wikimedians who will be able to continue adding and improving contents later on, Definition of "new wikimedians" are new global accounts and/or participate in any group. If a editor meets one or the two criteria would be considered a new wikimedian,
  • Created or significantly improved the quality of articles in each group in. We expected a increase of 30% more in the article bytes,
  • Five or six contests held during the project.

When the project is over, it will continue to positively impact the Wikimedia movement. In particular, we expect that:

  • The participants of each contest will continue to contribute from time to time,
  • Interest of Wikimedia affiliates, inspired by our project, in continue to organize (or collaborate with us) activities to increase the visibility of projects.

Do you have any goals around participation or content?


Are any of your goals related to increasing participation within the Wikimedia movement, or increasing/improving the content on Wikimedia projects? If so, we ask that you look through these three metrics, and include any that are relevant to your project. Please set a numeric target against the metrics, if applicable.

  • New wikimedians trained: 40 for each group,
  • Created or improve existing articles: 50 for each group.

Project plan


Each group is composed of several projects:

Phases and groups
Phase Details Projects affected (groups) Timeframe
Phase One: Research and Observation 1 Research and observation, applicable criteria:
  • No community or less than ten volunteers
  • Without new content
  • Existing content is with poor quality

Next phase require: Response from the communities affected to the feedback request.

**Spanish Small Communities (SSC1)**: eswikivoyage, eswikinews, eswikiquote
    • Spanish Small Communities (SSC2)**:eswikibooks, eswiktionary, eswikiversity
    • Other Language Small Communities (OLSC)**: enwikivoyage, frwikivoyage, ptwikivoyage, frwikinews
June 2021
Phase Two: Research and Observation 2 Continues research and observation. We expected:
  • Definition of weak points and seek solutions,
  • Brainstorming,
  • Presentation of proposals.

Next phase require:

  • Feedback about our proposals. Our actions must focus on the interests of the community. A common mistake is that investment of time and effort is made in solutions that delay the problem, thus causing a loss of resources that can be allocated to other areas.
eswikivoyage, eswikinews, eswikiquote

eswikibooks, eswiktionary, eswikiversity

enwikivoyage, frwikivoyage, ptwikivoyage, frwikinews

July 2021
Phase Three: One and Two's phases data revision Revision of One and Two's phases data. Communities' potential ideas will be synthesized with project ideas - Internal phase

Classification of no-response communities in other group ("Out-of-time communities" if they answer out of the time expected or "Non-responsive communities" if they not answer).

N/A August 2021
Communications - Phase 3 Communication with other chapters, thematic organizations and user groups. Recognize potential problems when they support the indicated communities. - Internal phase. N/A August 2021
Phase 4: Training sessions - Part 1 Training sessions Spanish Small Communities (SSC1) and Spanish Small Communities (SSC2) Sep 1, 2021
Phase 4: Presentation of events - Part 2 Presentation of multi-language event or events for each language community All groups Sep 16, 2021
Phase 5: First event Events are held. Research and observation of the event. Once the results of the event are obtained, the final considerations of the event carried out are made. Issues during execution are highlighted. Spanish Small Communities (SSC1) October 2021
Phase 6 - Results of first event

Phase 7 - Second event in Spanish Small Communities (SSC2)

Observation of results about Phase Five in Spanish Small Communities (SSC1)

Execution of Second event in Spanish Small Communities (SSC2)

Spanish Small Communities (SSC1)

Spanish Small Communities (SSC2)

November 2021
Phase 8 Observation of results about second event in Spanish Small Communities (SSC2) Spanish Small Communities (SSC2) Dec 1 - Dec 23, 2021
Phase 9

Phase 10

Editing sessions

If the results of the groups were satisfactory, events will be held between projects of other groups

Spanish Small Communities (SSC1) and Spanish Small Communities (SSC2)

eswikivoyage, enwikivoyage, frwikivoyage and commonswiki

Jan 4 - Jan 14, 2021.
Phase 11

Phase 12

If the results of the groups were satisfactory, events will be held between projects of other groups

If the results of the groups were satisfactory, events with developed projects (Wikipedia, Commons, Wikidata) will be held.

All wikivoyages and commonswiki Jan 15, 2022 - Feb 16, 2022
Phase 13 Preparations of fourth event eswikiquote, eswiktionary, eswikiversity, eswikinews and frwikinews Feb 17, 2022 - March 1, 2022
Phase 14 Fourth event eswikiquote, eswiktionary, eswikiversity, eswikinews, and frwikinews March 2, 2022 - Apr 3, 2022
Phase 15 Fifth event eswikiquote, eswiktionary, eswikiversity, eswikinews, frwikinews, eswiki and frwiki Apr 4, 2022 - May 4, 2022
Phase 16 The data obtained in each phase are synthesized. The final result of the project is presented, together with the considerations and a possible extension, if applicable All groups May 5, 2022 - June 5, 2022



We identified some risks and we'll try to avoid during the grant execution. Here's some of the risks and possible mitigation:

Risks and possible mitigation
Risk Details Possible mitigation
No existence of community We expect some non-existing communities Include in Charon group and training sessions in Eta phase. Exclude of Iota, Theta, Kappa and Lambda phases.
Wikimedia affiliates do not respond to phase 4 We expected that some Wikimedia affiliates will not respond to the phase 4 Talk to them during their AGM. Avoid the execution of the phases in the times whose availability is not possible. Exclude from future projects in case of not receiving any answer -positive or negative-.



Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing? What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project?

  • Editing contests between language communities
  • Editing contests between projects
  • Online editing and training sessions



How you will use the funds you are requesting? List bullet points for each expense. (You can create a table later if needed.) Don’t forget to include a total amount, and update this amount in the Probox at the top of your page too!

Description Quantity Amount per unit Total amount
Project Manager revenue 12 $330[1] $3960
Contests Budget 6 $600[2] $3600
Laptop[3] 1 $650 $650
2% of grant request[4] 1 $164,20 $164,20
Total - - $8374,20
  1. 40 h/w. Above the minimum wage but below the average wage. Equivalent to S/. 1203,01
  2. Distributed as: 150$ first prize, 100$ second prize, 50$ third prize and 300$ for challenges in five or six contests. Will be used Spanish Wikivoyage Contest Point System adapted for each project if requested
  3. After the grant, the equipment will be stored by the grantee and temporarily assigned upon request
  4. If any unforeseen event happen, this amount will be used to pay that eventuality

Community engagement


How will you let others in your community know about your project? Why are you targeting a specific audience? How will you engage the community you’re aiming to serve at various points during your project? Community input and participation helps make projects successful.

In the initial phases, communication will be constant. Every movement regarding the project will be informed to the affected communities. Advances as well as setbacks in the project.

Get involved




Please use this section to tell us more about who is working on this project. For each member of the team, please describe any project-related skills, experience, or other background you have that might help contribute to making this idea a success.

  • Galahad - Project Manager, WSP's General Coordinator, Spanish Wikivoyage Sysop, Wikimedia Ombuds Commission Advisor Member, Wikimedia Venezuela Member.
  • Jorge Abellán - Advisor, WSP's AdminCom Member, Spanish Wikinews Sysop.
  • Hispano76 - Advisor, WSP's LingCom Member, Spanish Wikivoyage Volunteer.

Community notification


You are responsible for notifying relevant communities of your proposal, so that they can help you! Depending on your project, notification may be most appropriate on a Village Pump, talk page, mailing list, etc.--> Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions. Need notification tips?

  • Massmessages in each project's phase. In theta, lambda and mu phases a centralnotice.



Do you think this project should be selected for a Project Grant? Please add your name and rationale for endorsing this project below! (Other constructive feedback is welcome on the discussion page).

  • My support is because WikiSP will be useful to grow small Wikimedia projects, create and maintain an editing community and increase content. Currently, small wikis have barely occasional editors and very few are permanent. Hispano76 (talk) 04:22, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support. Wikinoticias ha visto una caída en participación en los últimos años por lo que este proyecto puede ayudar a darle la vitalidad que necesita para mantenerse a flote como un proyecto de noticias libres. LuchoCR (talk) 05:48, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support It's diffucult to bring up a small wiki and support the local community. I am aware of all these problems as one of the founders of Wikivoyage. All the small projects do have a home at the Wikimedia Foundation but mostly on a technical base and using the infrastructure. And the big foundation can not focus on them all. It would be very useful to have a group of users who focus on smaller wikis, analyze their community and develop a plan how to promote them and make them better known to the public outside the Wikimedia world. -- DerFussi 17:15, 14 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. Smaller communities have different challenges that demand different solutions. Unlike large wikis, small projects have very few resources to work with. Strategies like this one will benefit them, as others already pointed out above. Sgd. —Hasley 19:57, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support Millars (talk) 09:47, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support This project should help supporting and to grow important Wikimedia projects, including but not limited to Wiktionary, Wikibooks, and Wikivoyages. --NoonIcarus (talk) 16:19, 6 March 2021 (UTC)