Community Resources/Grants Strategy Relaunch 2020-2021/Get involved

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Get involved!

Community input is essential to making sure that our new grants strategy best meets your needs. The Community Resources team has therefore created a process that reviews existing community input around grants, validates those conclusions with representatives from the community with an eye toward this redesign effort, and offers community members opportunities to share feedback on the ultimate proposal.

We invite you to share the proposal page and this engagement page through the communication channels in your Wikimedia project or organization, to support broad feedback from your community.

Options for feedback and engagement[edit]

There are multiple ways to discuss your thoughts and opinions on the Grants Relaunch Strategy. We plan to use this feedback to make additional changes or revisions to the proposal, as well as to confirm changes that have received positive feedback.

For community members who would like to share their views, there are four ways to participate:

Feedback form[edit]

You are welcome to complete an anonymous form to provide feedback, and your responses will support changes in shaping the final proposal. The form is supported by Google Forms and contains the following questions:

  • What is your region?
  • Do you feel the new grants strategy is aligned with the strategic direction of the movement?
  • Are we missing any other major needs or priorities?
  • What concerns do you have about this proposal? Are there any challenges in this structure that would affect your work as a volunteer?
  • Is there any other feedback you would like to give us?

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Talk page[edit]

Share your questions and feedback on the talk page. The talk page contains the same questions as the feedback form, but you are welcome to provide other, open-ended feedback outside of these questions.

Discuss on the talk page

Office hours[edit]

The Community Resources team will be hosting a series of office hours in June and July to explain the implementation of the new strategy. Sessions will be offered in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

Date Time Region Language Link to meeting
11 March 2021 15:00 UTC Africa English Google Meet link
15 March 2021 7:00 UTC ESEAP English Google Meet link
16 March 2021 14:00 UTC Asia and MENA English Google Meet link
18 March 2021 17:00 UTC EU+CEE English Google Meet link
22 March 2021 21:00 UTC LATAM and North America Spanish/English Google Meet link
18 June 2021 22:00 UTC LATAM and the Caribbean Spanish
19 June 2021 2:00 UTC ESEAP English
22 June 2021 13:00 UTC Northern and Western Europe English Google Meet link
23 June 2021 14:00 UTC Northern and Western Europe English Google Meet link
28 June 2021 15:00 UTC LATAM and the Caribbean Spanish Google Meet link
28 June 2021 15:00 UTC Northern and Western Europe English Google Meet link
30th June 2021 17.30 UTC Africa and Middle East English Google Meet Link
30th June 2021 14:00 UTC Northern and Western Europe English Google Meet Link
1 July 2021 15:00 UTC Africa and Middle East English Google Meet Link
1 July 2021 17:30 UTC Africa and Middle East French Google Meet link
2 July 2021 20:00 UTC LATAM and the Caribbean Portuguese Google Meet link
17 July 2021 8:00 UTC ESEAP Hub Meeting English
23 July 2021 8:00 UTC Asia Friendly Time English Google Meet link
23 July 2021 18:00 UTC Africa, Americas, Europe Friendly time English Google Meet link
27 July 2021 14:00 UTC SAARC region English with Indic languages support Google meet link
8 August 2021 1:30 UTC India-focused, but everyone is welcome. Please see the Event page. English with translation support available for South-East Asian languages such as Bangla, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu. Zoom link

We will continue to plan Regional Office Hours to discuss in more detail the new application, the budget template, reporting requirements, and the learning and evaluation strategy, between July and September of 2021. A schedule for these office hours will be posted here.


You are welcome to contact the Community Resources team privately at (communityresources(_AT_) with your feedback. Please use [Grants Relaunch] in the subject line of your e-mail to support our review. Open feedback is welcome, and we also invite you to use any of the questions on the talk page to help frame your feedback.

E-mail our team