Grants:Regions/CEE and Central Asia

Central & Eastern Europe & Central Asia

This region includes:

Central and Eastern Europe

Albania; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Cyprus; Estonia; Georgia; Greece; Hungary; Kosovo; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Montenegro; North Macedonia; Poland; Romania; Russia; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Turkey; Ukraine

Central Asia

Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan

Program Officer edit

Senior Program Officer for Central & Eastern Europe & Central Asia
cschilling wikimedia.org
Timezone: UTC-6/-5
Language(s) spoken: English, Japanese

Regional calendar edit

Please reach out to your Program Officer if you are interested in applying before making any application or if you need flexibility on dates.

General Support Fund - Round 2 (2023-24)

February 16 - March 8, 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

March 8, 2024

Submission deadline

March 8 - April 5, 2024

Review and translation

April 5 - April 26, 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

May 10, 2024

Decision announced

May 24 - June 1, 2024

Agreement and first payment

January 15, 2025

Midpoint conversation

July 31, 2025

Final or first year report due

General Support Fund - Round 1 (2023-24)
 
General Support (Wikimedia Community Fund)

  • Applicant proposal support starts: August 18, 2023
  • Submission deadline: September 8, 2023
  • Eligibility check: August 18 - September 8, 2023
  • Application translation: September 11 - September 15, 2023
  • Review process starts: September 18, 2023
  • Feedback received: October 20, 2023
  • Engaging with feedback: October 20 - November 10, 2023
  • Decisions announced: November 21, 2023
  • Agreement signed: December 1, 2023
  • First payment sent: December 8 - January 12, 2024
  • Midterm conversation due: July 15, 2024
  • Final report due: January 31, 2025
  • Yearly report due for multi-year funds: January 31, 2025

Contact us edit

Rapid Fund edit

If you want to apply or if have any questions about the Rapid Fund, please reach out to the Regional Program Officer at: ceeca_rapid wikimedia.org

General Support Fund edit

If you have any questions about the General Support Fund, please reach out to the Regional Program Officer at: ceeca_fund wikimedia.org

Office hours edit

The regional program officer is available several times during the week to meet with you to answer questions, receive feedback, and provide any general support or guidance around our funding programs in the region. Please review the program officer's calendar on Google Calendar below and reserve a time that is most convenient for you:

(Note: Reservations require you to use services independent from the Wikimedia Foundation. For more information on usage policies of Google Calendar, please refer to Google's Privacy Policy.)

To support preparation needs, please provide a brief explanation about the purpose of the meeting when reserving a time. This information can alternatively be provided via e-mail (cschilling wikimedia org).

If none of the available times works for you, please contact the program officer via e-mail with a few times that will work well for you.
Past office hours
Date Time Language Topic Link to meeting
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 (First Wednesday of every month) 15:00 - 16:00 UTC English Open to all topics Google Meet link (add this event to your calendar)
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 14:00 - 15:00 UTC English General Support Fund applications Google Meet link (add this event to your calendar)
Monday, October 18, 2021 14:00 - 15:00 UTC English General Support Fund applications Google Meet link (add this event to your calendar)
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 14:00 - 15:00 UTC English General Support Fund applications Google Meet link (add this event to your calendar)
March 10th, 2022 15:00 - 16:00 UTC English Meeting open to everyone. Prioritized discussion and open questions for General Support Fund and Wikimedia Alliances Fund applications. Google Meet link
March 14th, 2022 14:00 – 15:00 UTC English Meeting open to everyone. Prioritized discussion and open questions for General Support Fund and Wikimedia Alliances Fund applications. Google Meet link

Regional Committee edit

Current members edit

  • Красный, August 2021 - Wikimedian since 2009, co-founder of North-West Russia Wiki-Historians User Group, coordinator of various projects in Wikimedia Movement
  • Reda Kerbouche October 2021 -
  • MikyM, October 2021 - Longtime contributor; Ten years in various wiki grant programs and committees; Financial and Business Conslultant; Social Justice and Grantmaking; International Development; Project Coordinator.
  • FocalPoint, October 2021 - user and admin in el-wiki / el-wikt, contributor in Wikidata / Commons, el-wikisource, fr-wiki
  • W, November 2021 - Translator for Wikimedia Community User Group Belarus since October, 2020. Editor on Belarusian Classical Wikipedia since 2010.
  • Nataev, February 2022 - PhD student, amateur musician, professional translator, and longtime Wikimedian (since 2009).
  • Nina1009, April 2022 -
  • Justine.toms, June 2022 -
  • BKlen-CEEhub (non-voting member), May 2024 - CEE Hub Coordinator

Inactive and Past Committee Members

Browse Applications edit

General Support Fund edit




Rapid Fund edit