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Each year, the Wikimedia Foundation offers a diverse range of grants to individuals, groups and organizations with plans to support the Wikimedia movement. For Wikipedia’s 20th anniversary celebrations, the Wikimedia Foundation has allocated a budget for communities and groups planning to hold Wikipedia 20 celebratory events through the Rapid Grants Program. Other funding opportunities are also available to some plans that don’t meet the criteria for a Rapid grant through other grant programs. You can find detailed information on them in the other grant opportunities section below.

Cosa sono le Sovvenzioni Rapide

The Rapid Grants program funds Wikimedia community members – individuals, groups, or organizations contributing to Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia or Commons – to organize projects throughout the year with a budget ranging from $500 USD, up to $2,000 USD. Rapid Grants can fund common events in the movement such as edit-a-thons and workshops in addition to small-scale experiments that don't need extensive review to get started.

Applications are accepted between the 1st and 15th of each month and decisions are typically made by the end of that month. Rapid Grants are meant to be simpler grants that can be reviewed in a short amount of time with limited back-and-forth with the grant applicant. There will also be opportunities to revise your proposal based on staff feedback. Examples of expenses that a Rapid grant covers include: Food for community organized events, expenses for editing sessions, transportation for a photo walk, prizes for writing contests, internet data costs for virtual events, and more.

Per maggiori dettagli sul programma delle Sovvenzioni Rapide, visita la pagina di destinazione delle Sovvenzioni Rapide su Meta-wiki.

Sovvenzioni Rapide per le celebrazioni di Wikipedia 20

The grant application process for Wikipedia 20 Rapid Grants will follow the normal process observed by the program applicants. There are some key resources that we request you to review before preparing your grant application:

  • The list of countries the Wikimedia Foundation has 1) sent grant funding without major issues related to funding restrictions, or 2) not yet funded. Please review the instructions on the page if your country does not appear in the list.

Tempistiche per le richieste

Applications for Rapid Grants are open during the first half of each month, and a decision on the application is typically ready by the end of that month.

Altre opportunità di finanziamento

If your plans for the Wikipedia 20 celebration event don’t meet some of the eligibility criteria for a Rapid Grant (e.g. your budget is expected to exceed 2,000 USD), you may want to consider reducing the scale of your activities, or to explore other grant opportunities that may better support your plan.

Avvia una richiesta per le Sovvenzioni Rapide di Wikipedia 20

Puoi avviare la tua richiesta per una sovvenzione rapida di Wikipedia 20 qui.

Comunicazioni degli eventi Wikipedia 20

Come pianifichi di promuovere e documentare il tuo evento Wikipedia 20? Ecco alcune idee:

  • Fai foto, se possibile, durante gli eventi e caricali su Wikimedia Commons.
  • Promuovi il tuo evento e condividi le foto sui social media usando l'hashtag per il 20esimo compleanno #Wikipedia20.
  • Condividi gli aggiornamenti dell'evento su Diff.


  • Per maggiori informazioni relative al supporto delle comunicazioni per Wikipedia 20, invia una email a wikipedia20
  • Per domande legate alle Sovvenzioni Rapide, contatta rapidgrants
  • Per domande riguardanti le Sovvenzioni per Conferenze & Eventi, contatta conferencegrants
  • Per domande relative alle restrizioni dei finanziamenti o ai requisiti di ammissibilità alle sovvenzioni della Fondazione Wikimedia, contatta grantsadmin

Altre risorse per sostenere le celebrazioni di Wikipedia 20

However you celebrate, this set of links and recommendations can help you plan a great event, and get people in your community involved in celebrating Wikipedia at 20 years old.

  • List your event on Wikipedia 20 Events to promote it and organize with other community members. Your event can help inspire other communities to do something similar for their celebrations.

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