Funds Dissemination Committee/Chapter Finances Survey/UK

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Please complete your Chapter Finances Survey by Friday, May 25th, so that it can be considered by the Funds Dissemination Committee Advisory Group and can be used to develop recommendations for the Wikimedia Board of Trustees.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Divya Narayanan from the Bridgespan Group or to Asaf Bartov at the Foundation.

Key Questions[edit]

For multiple choice questions, please delete all choices except your Chapter's response. Where a question requires a text answer, please use bullets under the question.

Chapter Expenses[edit]

1. Within the following ranges, what were your total expenses (in $US) in your previous financial year?
a. <1,000
b. 1,000-5,000
c. 5,000-10,000
d. 10,000-50,000
e. 50,000-100,000
f. 100,000-500,000
g. >500,000
2. What do you expect your total expenses will be (in $US) in this financial year?
a. <1,000
b. 1,000-5,000
c. 5,000-10,000
d. 10,000-50,000
e. 50,000-100,000
f. 100,000-500,000
g. >500,000

Chapter Revenues[edit]

3. In your previous financial year, did you raise revenue from sources other than from the annual fundraiser or grants from the Foundation? If so, how much (in $US)?
a. We did not raise additional revenue
b. 1,000-5,000
c. 5,000-10,000
d. 10,000-50,000
e. 50,000-100,000
f. 100,000-500,000
g. >500,000
4. If you raised revenue from other sources in the previous financial year, please explain who or what types of groups (e.g., government, members, individual donors, etc.) were major providers of funds. If no, please leave this blank.
One donation from a private company, along with less than $1000 from membership fees.
5. In this financial year, do you expect to raise revenue from sources other than from the annual fundraiser or grants from the Foundation? If so, how much (in $US)?
a. We do not plan to raise additional revenue
b. 1,000-5,000
c. 5,000-10,000
d. 10,000-50,000
e. 50,000-100,000
f. 100,000-500,000
g. >500,000
6. If you plan to raise revenue for this financial year from sources other than the fundraiser or the Foundation, please explain who or what types of groups (e.g., government, members, individual donors, etc.) were major providers of funds. If no, please leave this blank.
We expect to raise a significant part of our funds from repeat donors who signed up to repeat donations in previous years. We will also be pursuing grants from other sources, such as government and charitable grants for supporting minority languages and educational projects, and donations in kind from large institutions.
7. When does your financial year end?
31 January each year.

Chapter Re-granting Programs[edit]

8. In your previous financial year, did your chapter provide grants to other individuals or entities? If so, how much (in $US)?
a. We did not provide grants
b. <$1000
c. $1000-5000
d. $5001-10,000
e. $10,001-20,000
f. >$20,001
9. If you provided grants in the previous financial year, can you provide additional detail on your grants program? (e.g., who are the grantees, what kind of projects or activities did you fund?)
We provide both small and large grants each year. Please see wmuk:2011 Budget for the overview. Some examples would include the Microgrants system (most of the grants given are public on the wiki); the CILIP conference stand (a project run by a volunteer that we funded) and Wikisym 2011 scholarships.
10. In this financial year, will you provide grants to other individuals or entities? If so, how much (in US$)?
a. We will not provide grants to other entities
b. <$1000
c. $1000-5000
d. $5001-10,000
e. $10,001-20,000
f. >$20,001
11. If you plan to provide grants in this financial year, can you provide additional detail on this year’s grants? (e.g., who are the grantees, what kind of projects or activities will you fund?)
Please see wmuk:2012 Activity Plan for details. They include a mix of micro/macrogrants for a wide range of purposes, and travel sponsorship for specific conferences and events.

Funds Dissemination Needs and Timing[edit]

12. Do you anticipate requesting funding through either the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) or the WMF grants process for your next financial year (e.g., 2013)? If so, how much (in $US)?
a. We do not plan to request funds
b. 1,000-5,000
c. 5,000-10,000
d. 10,000-50,000
e. 50,000-100,000
f. 100,000-500,000
g. >500,000
13. What would be your ideal timeline for requesting and receiving funds from the FDC or WMF grants process? (e.g., "request in November/December, receive in January”)
Request around August, receive confirmation of approval of budget around October, prior to the fundraiser start.
14. By what date would you need to receive funds through the FDC or WMF grants process? (i.e., At what date will your ability to carry out planned activities be damaged if you haven’t received funding?)
Funds will be raised directly by WMUK via the annual fundraiser.
15. Do you have any questions about the funds dissemination process that you need to have resolved in order to plan your chapter’s next financial year? By what date do you need an answer?

Additional Comments or Questions[edit]

Please use this section for any comments or questions you have about the funds dissemination process.

We are seeking your input as we develop a set of recommendations for the FDC. We encourage your contribution on the talk pages of the Draft FDC Proposal to the Board.