The Annual Plan Grants process is meant to be community led, and the community is encouraged to actively participate. If you have a question or feedback that you would like to provide,
FDC proposal form vX preload
If one tries to create a proposal form from the entity hub, eg Grants:APG/Proposals/2015-2016 round2/Wikimedia Norge, it loads the following, which uses Grants:APG/Proposal form preload/5 (to which Grants:APG/Proposal form preload currently redirects). However, I believe we are now at v7 Grants:APG/Proposal form preload/7.
Could this please be clarified as soon as possible? One would not want to use outdated forms for their proposals...
(cc @KLove (WMF) and Wolliff (WMF):)
Jean-Fred (talk) 12:39, 14 March 2016 (UTC)
- Hello, dear Jean-Fred. Great catch. Turns out those hub pages are using an outdated hub page template, and thus linking to an older version of the preload. While all four organizations have created their proposal forms already, I notice most of them have not yet added most of the content. Therefore, what I will do is Email the group of applicants today to ask them if they are OK with me manually switching over the information they've put in the old forms to the new forms. If they are, this should solve the problem and given that we have only four applicants in this round I think it is do-able. I just don't want to do it before consulting them, as it might be rather shocking. Will post update here once I confirm. Thank you so much for catching that. While I don't think it would be the end of the world to use the old form, the new form is actually easier, and it will be more comparable to what Round 1 organizations used. Cheers, Winifred Olliff (WMF Program Officer) talk 23:53, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
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The "Important News about Annual Plan Grants" section should be updated entirely. Looks like all the four items are outdated. Eduardogobi (talk) 20:13, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
Merge to Grants_talk:Start
There are many grant discussion pages. None of them get much conversation alone. The collective effect is that the current system splits similar conversations which ought to be together. Sometime soon, I will merge all talk pages for grants into Grants_talk:Start. Even with many pages merged together I do not anticipate that this one page will get much traffic in the near future.
Sometime soon I will merge this page! If you have comments, please post at Grants_talk:Start#Proposal_to_merge_talk_pages_for_grants. Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 11:40, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
These two categories should probably be combined. Some template may be fixed to add whichever category is canonical. --Nemo 10:13, 19 May 2018 (UTC)
End of FDC and APG?
@Wolliff (WMF) and Delphine (WMF): So, the pages were edited last year to say that "We are currently not accepting new applications to the APG program, but current grantees will be able to reapply through a simplified process." What's this about? Is there a link to an on-wiki announcement with more explanation? How does the "simplified process" work? Where are all the FDC pages from the past year? There seem to be still proposals pages (like Grants:APG/Proposals/2018-2019_round_2), but they're missing any mention of FDC procedures and they're filled with bizarre statements like "Staff assessments will be published by No staff assessment this round" and "Approved on 11 December 2019 by the Executive Director." All the FDC's elected members terms seem to have just expired and there weren't any new elections. Does the FDC still even exist? --Yair rand (talk) 03:02, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
- @Yair rand: did you ever get clarity on this point? The FDC pages still exist, and there hasn't been either a Board resolution or a clear WMF policy deprecating it, but clearly it is in limbo. I've only seen one thread about this elsewhere -- Delphine wrote to wm-l in March "As movement strategy recommendations are being finalized, the FDC, the board, and the grants team will be working on the next steps, especially keeping in focus Movement Strategy recommendations."
- Perhaps one of the FDC members taking part in those discussions could weigh in. –SJ talk 18:58, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
- @Sj: I raised the point in a few places, including Jimbo's talk page, where Pundit commented, "My understanding is that the FDC process is frozen now, as the strategic discussions are carried over and a new collaborative funding scheme emerges from the community discussions there." The disappearance of the FDC was then covered by the SignPost. --Yair rand (talk) 19:14, 25 October 2020 (UTC)