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[Wikimedia-l] Changes to Rapid Grants - Effective August 1, 2019
Hello all,

Hope this email finds you well. We are sending this message to select
community mailing lists and all previous recipients of Wikimedia Foundation
Rapid Grants.

As you know the Rapid Grants Program
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid> [1] has played an
important role in helping our communities to grow. The number of grants we
have given out grew by 30% between FY16 -17 to this fiscal year, and they
grew by 55% when measured by the total amount disbursed. (See the spending
analysis
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Resources/Grants_spending_analysis>
[2] for reference.*)

While communities have valued these flexible funding opportunities, on our
part, it hasn’t been easy to measure and track their impact. We therefore
will be implementing a number of changes in Fiscal Year 19/20, starting *August
1 2019*, to sharpen the focus and impact of rapid grants, whilst at the
same time maintaining the quick and flexible funding options for community:

1) In the months specified below, we will prioritize support to *contests
and campaigns* which have been an exciting source of growth in editorship,
innovative participation and content generation by communities. These
months will be solely dedicated to different contests and campaigns
throughout the year:

- *August*: only receiving proposals for *Wiki Loves Monuments*
- *September*: only receiving proposals for *Awareness Grants*
(campaign)
- *December*: only receiving proposals for *Wiki Loves Africa *
- *January*: only receiving proposals for *Art + Feminism* (campaign)
- *March*: only receiving proposals for *Wiki Loves Earth*

2) Outside the months specified above, proposals are welcomed in all other
categories: edit-a-thons, contests, photowalks, general promotion
campaigns, and video campaigns. For added flexibility, we will also
consider proposals outside of these categories, such as software
development. However, we will no longer be providing rapid grants for
travel support, equipment purchase or meetups.

3) We will evaluate each batch of grants once a month and accept the best
proposals in alignment with the Wikimedia Foundation’s medium-term goals.

We will share the evaluation for the Rapid Grants Program that led us to
sharpen the focus for the program once the evaluation is completed by
September 30, 2019. In addition to these changes, we’ve also considered
comments around Wikimedia Foundation Rapid Grants eligibility criteria and
have clarified these criteria. Please take the time to re-familiarize
yourselves with the Wikimedia Foundation Rapid Grants Guidelines and
Criteria <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid/Learn> [4]
page.

The Wikimedia Foundation’s Medium-term
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Medium-term_plan_2019>
[3] plan goals are set out here for information.

If you have any questions, please email us at <rapidgrants@wikimedia.org>.

Best regards,
Woubzena

*Please note that we have not yet put out the final FY 2018-19 numbers and
we’re basing this calculation based on up to date internal numbers of 184
grants and $270,194.

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid

[2]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Resources/Grants_spending_analysis

[3]
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Medium-term_plan_2019

[4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid/Learn

Woubzena Jifar (pronouns - she/her/hers)

Program Officer, Rapid Grants

User: WJifar (WMF)

Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes to Rapid Grants - Effective August 1, 2019 [ In reply to ]
Thank you for the information!

Le mar. 2 juil. 2019 à 00:35, Woubzena Jifar <wjifar@wikimedia.org> a
écrit :

> Hello all,
>
> Hope this email finds you well. We are sending this message to select
> community mailing lists and all previous recipients of Wikimedia Foundation
> Rapid Grants.
>
> As you know the Rapid Grants Program
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid> [1] has played an
> important role in helping our communities to grow. The number of grants we
> have given out grew by 30% between FY16 -17 to this fiscal year, and they
> grew by 55% when measured by the total amount disbursed. (See the spending
> analysis
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Resources/Grants_spending_analysis>
> [2] for reference.*)
>
> While communities have valued these flexible funding opportunities, on our
> part, it hasn’t been easy to measure and track their impact. We therefore
> will be implementing a number of changes in Fiscal Year 19/20, starting *August
> 1 2019*, to sharpen the focus and impact of rapid grants, whilst at the
> same time maintaining the quick and flexible funding options for community:
>
> 1) In the months specified below, we will prioritize support to *contests
> and campaigns* which have been an exciting source of growth in
> editorship, innovative participation and content generation by communities.
> These months will be solely dedicated to different contests and campaigns
> throughout the year:
>
> - *August*: only receiving proposals for *Wiki Loves Monuments*
> - *September*: only receiving proposals for *Awareness Grants*
> (campaign)
> - *December*: only receiving proposals for *Wiki Loves Africa *
> - *January*: only receiving proposals for *Art + Feminism* (campaign)
> - *March*: only receiving proposals for *Wiki Loves Earth*
>
> 2) Outside the months specified above, proposals are welcomed in all
> other categories: edit-a-thons, contests, photowalks, general promotion
> campaigns, and video campaigns. For added flexibility, we will also
> consider proposals outside of these categories, such as software
> development. However, we will no longer be providing rapid grants for
> travel support, equipment purchase or meetups.
>
> 3) We will evaluate each batch of grants once a month and accept the best
> proposals in alignment with the Wikimedia Foundation’s medium-term goals.
>
> We will share the evaluation for the Rapid Grants Program that led us to
> sharpen the focus for the program once the evaluation is completed by
> September 30, 2019. In addition to these changes, we’ve also considered
> comments around Wikimedia Foundation Rapid Grants eligibility criteria and
> have clarified these criteria. Please take the time to re-familiarize
> yourselves with the Wikimedia Foundation Rapid Grants Guidelines and
> Criteria <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid/Learn> [4]
> page.
>
> The Wikimedia Foundation’s Medium-term
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Medium-term_plan_2019>
> [3] plan goals are set out here for information.
>
> If you have any questions, please email us at <rapidgrants@wikimedia.org>.
>
>
> Best regards,
> Woubzena
>
> *Please note that we have not yet put out the final FY 2018-19 numbers and
> we’re basing this calculation based on up to date internal numbers of 184
> grants and $270,194.
>
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid
>
> [2]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Resources/Grants_spending_analysis
>
> [3]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Medium-term_plan_2019
>
>
> [4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid/Learn
>
> Woubzena Jifar (pronouns - she/her/hers)
>
> Program Officer, Rapid Grants
>
> User: WJifar (WMF)
>
> Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
>
>
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes to Rapid Grants - Effective August 1, 2019 [ In reply to ]
Merci pour l'information

Aboubacar keita

Le jeu. 4 juil. 2019 à 14:13, Mohammed Bachounda <bachounda@gmail.com> a
écrit :

> Thank you for the information!
>
> Le mar. 2 juil. 2019 à 00:35, Woubzena Jifar <wjifar@wikimedia.org> a
> écrit :
>
> > Hello all,
> >
> > Hope this email finds you well. We are sending this message to select
> > community mailing lists and all previous recipients of Wikimedia
> Foundation
> > Rapid Grants.
> >
> > As you know the Rapid Grants Program
> > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid> [1] has played an
> > important role in helping our communities to grow. The number of grants
> we
> > have given out grew by 30% between FY16 -17 to this fiscal year, and they
> > grew by 55% when measured by the total amount disbursed. (See the
> spending
> > analysis
> > <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Resources/Grants_spending_analysis
> >
> > [2] for reference.*)
> >
> > While communities have valued these flexible funding opportunities, on
> our
> > part, it hasn’t been easy to measure and track their impact. We therefore
> > will be implementing a number of changes in Fiscal Year 19/20, starting
> *August
> > 1 2019*, to sharpen the focus and impact of rapid grants, whilst at the
> > same time maintaining the quick and flexible funding options for
> community:
> >
> > 1) In the months specified below, we will prioritize support to *contests
> > and campaigns* which have been an exciting source of growth in
> > editorship, innovative participation and content generation by
> communities.
> > These months will be solely dedicated to different contests and campaigns
> > throughout the year:
> >
> > - *August*: only receiving proposals for *Wiki Loves Monuments*
> > - *September*: only receiving proposals for *Awareness Grants*
> > (campaign)
> > - *December*: only receiving proposals for *Wiki Loves Africa *
> > - *January*: only receiving proposals for *Art + Feminism* (campaign)
> > - *March*: only receiving proposals for *Wiki Loves Earth*
> >
> > 2) Outside the months specified above, proposals are welcomed in all
> > other categories: edit-a-thons, contests, photowalks, general promotion
> > campaigns, and video campaigns. For added flexibility, we will also
> > consider proposals outside of these categories, such as software
> > development. However, we will no longer be providing rapid grants for
> > travel support, equipment purchase or meetups.
> >
> > 3) We will evaluate each batch of grants once a month and accept the best
> > proposals in alignment with the Wikimedia Foundation’s medium-term goals.
> >
> > We will share the evaluation for the Rapid Grants Program that led us to
> > sharpen the focus for the program once the evaluation is completed by
> > September 30, 2019. In addition to these changes, we’ve also considered
> > comments around Wikimedia Foundation Rapid Grants eligibility criteria
> and
> > have clarified these criteria. Please take the time to re-familiarize
> > yourselves with the Wikimedia Foundation Rapid Grants Guidelines and
> > Criteria <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid/Learn>
> [4]
> > page.
> >
> > The Wikimedia Foundation’s Medium-term
> > <
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Medium-term_plan_2019
> >
> > [3] plan goals are set out here for information.
> >
> > If you have any questions, please email us at <rapidgrants@wikimedia.org
> >.
> >
> >
> > Best regards,
> > Woubzena
> >
> > *Please note that we have not yet put out the final FY 2018-19 numbers
> and
> > we’re basing this calculation based on up to date internal numbers of 184
> > grants and $270,194.
> >
> > [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid
> >
> > [2]
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Resources/Grants_spending_analysis
> >
> > [3]
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Medium-term_plan_2019
> >
> >
> > [4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid/Learn
> >
> > Woubzena Jifar (pronouns - she/her/hers)
> >
> > Program Officer, Rapid Grants
> >
> > User: WJifar (WMF)
> >
> > Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
> >
> >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Changes to Rapid Grants - Effective August 1, 2019 [ In reply to ]
Hi Woubzena,
I've submitted a couple of requests in July, hoping that we can get them
going before the new changes take place:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid/Grants:Project/Rapid/UG_LEV/Summer_2019-2020_Education_Program_in_Palestine

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid/Grants:Project/Rapid/UG_LEV/Summer-Winter_2019-2020_Education_Program_in_Palestine

Can you please let me know what the status is?
Thanks!
Farah


On Tue, Jul 2, 2019 at 2:35 AM Woubzena Jifar <wjifar@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> Hope this email finds you well. We are sending this message to select
> community mailing lists and all previous recipients of Wikimedia Foundation
> Rapid Grants.
>
> As you know the Rapid Grants Program
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid> [1] has played an
> important role in helping our communities to grow. The number of grants we
> have given out grew by 30% between FY16 -17 to this fiscal year, and they
> grew by 55% when measured by the total amount disbursed. (See the spending
> analysis
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Resources/Grants_spending_analysis>
> [2] for reference.*)
>
> While communities have valued these flexible funding opportunities, on our
> part, it hasn’t been easy to measure and track their impact. We therefore
> will be implementing a number of changes in Fiscal Year 19/20, starting *August
> 1 2019*, to sharpen the focus and impact of rapid grants, whilst at the
> same time maintaining the quick and flexible funding options for community:
>
> 1) In the months specified below, we will prioritize support to *contests
> and campaigns* which have been an exciting source of growth in
> editorship, innovative participation and content generation by communities.
> These months will be solely dedicated to different contests and campaigns
> throughout the year:
>
> - *August*: only receiving proposals for *Wiki Loves Monuments*
> - *September*: only receiving proposals for *Awareness Grants*
> (campaign)
> - *December*: only receiving proposals for *Wiki Loves Africa *
> - *January*: only receiving proposals for *Art + Feminism* (campaign)
> - *March*: only receiving proposals for *Wiki Loves Earth*
>
> 2) Outside the months specified above, proposals are welcomed in all
> other categories: edit-a-thons, contests, photowalks, general promotion
> campaigns, and video campaigns. For added flexibility, we will also
> consider proposals outside of these categories, such as software
> development. However, we will no longer be providing rapid grants for
> travel support, equipment purchase or meetups.
>
> 3) We will evaluate each batch of grants once a month and accept the best
> proposals in alignment with the Wikimedia Foundation’s medium-term goals.
>
> We will share the evaluation for the Rapid Grants Program that led us to
> sharpen the focus for the program once the evaluation is completed by
> September 30, 2019. In addition to these changes, we’ve also considered
> comments around Wikimedia Foundation Rapid Grants eligibility criteria and
> have clarified these criteria. Please take the time to re-familiarize
> yourselves with the Wikimedia Foundation Rapid Grants Guidelines and
> Criteria <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid/Learn> [4]
> page.
>
> The Wikimedia Foundation’s Medium-term
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Medium-term_plan_2019>
> [3] plan goals are set out here for information.
>
> If you have any questions, please email us at <rapidgrants@wikimedia.org>.
>
>
> Best regards,
> Woubzena
>
> *Please note that we have not yet put out the final FY 2018-19 numbers and
> we’re basing this calculation based on up to date internal numbers of 184
> grants and $270,194.
>
> [1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid
>
> [2]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Resources/Grants_spending_analysis
>
> [3]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Medium-term_plan_2019
>
>
> [4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid/Learn
>
> Woubzena Jifar (pronouns - she/her/hers)
>
> Program Officer, Rapid Grants
>
> User: WJifar (WMF)
>
> Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
>
>
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