Grants:APG/Proposals/2013-2014 round1/WMUK/Letter of intent
Purpose of this document
This document is the first critical step of the funds application process. Funds-seeking entities will fill out the top of this document a few months ahead of the application deadline (8 June for Round 1 and 8 November for Round 2) to indicate their interest in applying for funds in the upcoming round. WMF staff will use the checklist on the bottom half of this document to ensure that applicants are eligible to apply for FDC funds. Entities are responsible for meeting eligibility criteria before applying for FDC funds.
It is important to note that entities submitting letters of intent are now asked to include a dollar figure (or a figure in local currency). Entities will not be tied to these notional figures. The initial request amount will be used internally for FDC planning purposes.
Letter of intent
To be completed by applying organization
Date: 15 May 2013
To Whom It May Concern:
I am authorized by the the Board of Trustees of Wikimedia UK to inform you that Wikimedia UK intends to seek funding from the Funds Dissemination Committee for support of specified programs or activities relating to our organization.
I recognize that seeking funds from the FDC is contingent upon compliance with the eligibility requirements outlined in the checklist below, and that to the best of my knowledge my organization is eligible or is on a plan to be eligible based on these criteria.
With this letter, I will provide the Foundation with the details of the governing board members, senior management and key employees associated with my organization to be screened for compliance with US law. For each individual, I will provide full name in English, in the language of origin, any other names used, country of residence, and place and date of birth.
We currently plan to request funds in Round 1. At that time, we will submit our annual plan with full financials. We anticipate that our total request will be in line with a total budget figure of £780,000.
Eligibility checklist and rubric
To be completed by WMF staff
To be considered an "eligible entity," organizations should be in compliance with legal and contractual obligations, as outlined below:
|Affiliate Organization||Recognized as an affiliate organization as defined in the Board Resolution dated March 31, 2012||Yes/No/NA|
|Track record of grant requests or successful campaigns||
Has received at least two prior grants from WMF; OR
|In compliance with Chapter Agreement||Supplied a written activity and financial report in English at least once a year to the Foundation, within four months of entity's fiscal year end.||Yes/No/NA|
|WMF has verified that Chapter adequately meets conditions of the Chapter Agreement||Yes/No/NA|
|In compliance with WMF Grant Agreement (if applicable)||Published a complete report on the funded activities within 3 months of the project end date||Yes/No/NA|
|In compliance with local laws||In compliance with all applicable laws governing organizations of their type in their country||Yes/No/NA|
|In compliance with relevant U.S. laws||Organization has the necessary controls and monitoring in place to know that the organization, its Board, senior management, key employees and any individuals or groups that it provides funding to are not on any terrorist watchlist, are not engaged in money laundering, and are using all donor funds for charitable, non-political purposes.||Yes/No/NA|