Grants:Regions/Middle East & North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa

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Regional calendar

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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 1 (2024-25)

August 11 – September 8, 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

August 12, 2024

Renewal deadline

September 8, 2024

Submission deadline

September 11 – October 16, 2024

Review and translation

October 16 – November 4, 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

November 15, 2024

Decision announced

November 22 – December 12, 2024

Agreement and first payment

July 1 – July 31, 2025

Midpoint conversation

January 30, 2026 / March 31, 2026

Final or first year report due

General Support Fund - Round 2 (2024-25)

February 10 – March 1, 2025

Applicant support and eligibility check

February 10, 2025

Renewal deadline

March 1, 2025

Submission deadline

March 3 – April 11, 2025

Review and translation

April 11 – May 1, 2025

Review feedback and applicant engagement

May 16, 2025

Decision announced

May 20 – June 25, 2025

Agreement and first payment

January 15, 2026

Midpoint conversation

July 31, 2026 / August 15, 2026

Final or first year report due

Regional Committee

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  • Azogbonon, August 2021 - Engage in the promotion of free knowledge, the development of Beninese and African content (history, culture, men and women, etc.).
  • Aristidek5maya, August 2021 - I am a photography consultant and professional image reporter in working life. As a Wikimedian, I am a volunteer trainer and head of the Wikiquote project within Wikimedia Cote d'Ivoire. Finally, I am President and co-founder of an NGO which fights for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in Côte d'Ivoire.
  • Tebhogho, August 2021 - Tebhogho is Librarian at the University of Botswana. Enjoy contributing on gender gap issues. I have participated in the AfLIA #1lib1ref campaigns since 2020. I also hold other volunterring responsibilities within the wikimedia movement that include:
  • Fjmustak, August 2021 - I'm a Palestinian volunteer editor on Wikipedia from Jerusalem, founding member and former treasurer of Wikimedians of the Levant User Group and a member of the Arabic Wikimedians User Group.I have been a Wikimedian since 2005, editing both the English and Arabic Wikipedias. I have a passion for the free dissemination of knowledge. Most recently, I have been coordinating activities of the Wikipedia Education Program in Palestine, at both the high school and university levels.
  • NANöR, September 2021 - I'm from Syria and living in Sweden. I'm a geologist and have a master's degree in Palynology from Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris. I'm a volunteer editor on Arabic Wikipedia where I created my account in July 2019. My contributions are very various between: Biology, Art, Geology, Currency, History and Movies, but I most focus on lists and featured lists. I believe on teamwork and encourage it by creating and participating in workshops.
  • CapitainAfrika, September 2023 - I have joined the Wikimedia Movement from 2017. Certified trainer for Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom program, I played an important role within the Wikimedia movement in the DRC in programming events and supporting local leaders of new communities in the country.
  • Gilbert Ndihokubwayo, September 2023 - I’m Information and communication professional from Burundi, a certified trainer for Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom program, Kiwix for Schools. I have joined the Wikimedia Movement from 2019. I support the vision of a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.
  • Ibrahim Elaidy, September 2023 - I'm a Digital Marketing and Content Specialist From Egypt, I'm Admin in Arabic Wikipedia and a founding member of Egypt Wikimedians user group, I have been a Wikimedian since 2007 and I have many contributions and roles in several Wikimedia projects.
  • Dnshitobu, September 2023 - My name is Fuseini Mohammed Kamal-Deen, a co-lead of the Gurene Wikimedia Community at the Dagbani Wikimedians User Group and a professional teacher and projects coordinator in Ghana. I am passionate about using technology to promote education, biodiversity, and cultural heritage.I am a member of the Cybersecurity Professional Association in Ghana. I am a co-facilitator in the Dagbani Wikipedia Saha tele-education program on TV.
  • Pellagia Njau, September 2023 -I'm a Computer Science Engineer from Tanzania, I joined Wikimedia Movement in 2017, with different contributions and roles. I'm also a Kiwix Co-Ordinator in Tanzania and interesting in gender related programs.
  • Reda Benkhadra, September 2023 - I'm from Morocco and have been actively contributing to Wikimedia projects since 2012, serving as a founding member of Wikimedia MA User Group and leading various campaigns and activities, both online and on-site, to promote free knowledge and bridge content gaps.
  • Iwuala Lucy, September 2023 - I'm a Language Professional and passionate about Indigenous Language Advocacy. A member of Igbo Wikimedians User Group and Wikimedia User Group Nigeria. I also serve as Core Team Member of Wiki Loves Monuments International Team.
  • Nehaoua, September 2023 - I hold a master's degree in Highway and Bridge Engineering and work as a Civil Engineer. I've been an active Wikimedian since 2009, contributing significantly and taking on various roles across multiple Wikimedia projects. I volunteer as an editor on French and Arabic Wikipedia, as well as on Wikidata, WikiSource, and Wiktionary. I am a member of several Wikimedia groups, including Wikimedia Algeria User Group, Wiki World Heritage User Group, and the Arabic Wikimedians User Group.
  • Aimeabibis, September 2023 - I am a cartographer with a passion for information and communication technologies (ICT). As a Wikimedian, I am a volunteer trainer and responsible for projects related to the Gender Gap within the Wikimedia User Group Benin. Additionally, I serve as the volunteer treasurer for the association les sans pagEs.

Inactive and Past Committee Members