Grants:APG/Proposals/2014-2015 round2/Wikimedia ZA/Proposal form

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  • Use this form if you are eligible to submit a proposal in the current round, to request funding in the current round.
  • This form must be published on Meta by the proposal submission date for each round to be considered, and no changes may be made after the submission date without staff approval.
  • This form complements your organization's annual plan, detailed budget, and strategic plan. It won't be considered complete without those documents.
  • Organizations may apply for a funding period that does not exactly match their fiscal years. Follow the instructions carefully to understand what time period each question refers to.
  • Refer to the framework, guidance from the Board, and the FDC's recommendations before using this form, so you have an understanding of the Annual Plan Grants process.
  • Please Email FDCSupport@Wikimedia.org with questions about using the form.

A few terms used in the form:

FDC proposal form terms Wikimedia terms Learning & Evaluation terms
Wikimedia ZA received a funds allocation in the amount of Template:FDC funds allocation/2014-2015 round2/Wikimedia ZA in 2014-2015 Round 2. This funds allocation was recommended by the Funds Dissemination Committee on 1 June 2015 and approved by the WMF Board of Trustees on 30 June 2015.


If you need to review the edit instructions you will find them in the editintro.

  • Use this form if you are eligible to submit a proposal in the current round, to request funding in the current round.
  • This form must be published on Meta by the proposal submission date for each round to be considered, and no changes may be made after the submission date without staff approval.
  • This form complements your organization's annual plan, detailed budget, and strategic plan. It won't be considered complete without those documents.
  • Organizations may apply for a funding period that does not exactly match their fiscal years. Follow the instructions carefully to understand what time period each question refers to.
  • Refer to the framework, guidance from the Board, and the FDC's recommendations before using this form, so you have an understanding of the Annual Plan Grants process.
  • Please Email FDCSupport@Wikimedia.org with questions about using the form.

A few terms used in the form:

FDC proposal form terms Wikimedia terms Learning & Evaluation terms


Overview[edit]

1. In order to support community review, please provide a brief description of your organization's work in the upcoming funding period that can be used as a summary of your proposal. (This should be about 200 words, and should be easy for anyone to understand.)

Wikimedia South Africa is a Wikimedia Chapter for the Republic of South Africa. It is incorporated as a non-profit-making organisation under South African law. It was founded locally on 25 February 2012, after being approved as a Chapter by the Wikimedia Foundation on 26 March 2011.

This Chapter seeks to promote local awareness of all Wikimedia projects and their proper academic use and encourage translation efforts into local languages thereby supporting, developing and promoting the creation of local free knowledge and media.

The Wikimedia South Africa Chapter aims to support a vibrant multilingual and multicultural content community that generates and disseminates content that is used, and undertook by the local and global community. In doing so, it facilitates contributions to the commons of African knowledge, promotes free access to knowledge in all South African languages, collects and disseminates information about, but not exclusive to South Africa, and contributes to the creation of free and open knowledge in South Africa.


2. Name, fiscal year, and funding period.
  • Legal name of organization: Wikimedia ZA (WM ZA)
  • Organization's fiscal year: 07/01 - 06/30
  • 12-month funding period requested: 07/01/15-06/30/16
  • Currency requested: ZAR (South African Rand)
  • Name of primary contact: Theresa Hume - Administrator User:Humetheresa


3. Amount requested.

Kindly use the currency exchange rates provided by the FDC staff. Also, please use the following numerical format: 1,222.04

Table 1

Currency requested US$
Total expenses for the upcoming year 1,325,298.00 113,127.44
APG funding requested for the upcoming year 1,155,000.00 98,590.80 95,176.40
Amount of funding received from WMF for the current year 1,646,733.83 1,055,244.83 151,201.72 96,671.72


4. Please explain your organization's rationale if your revenues or total annual expenses will change significantly this year.

This is the first year that this Chapter is requesting funding from the FDC. Our Audited Financial Statement for WMZA 2014 can be viewed here.

In terms of projects, the budget has been calculated taking into account previously funded projects by the WMF which have proved very successful in raising awareness of the Chapter and the global Wikimedia movement. We have applied an increase to curb inflation.

With funding from the Open Society Foundation we were able to employ our first full time Administrator in December 2013. As a Chapter seeking to grow the movement in South Africa and the greater Africa community, we believe that the continued support of such a full time employee will greatly benefit the Chapter and the movement in Africa. The WMF supported the appointment of the Administrator and has approved our grant application to continue the employment to co-incide with our first annual grant application to the FDC. The Chapter has seen an increased number of projects in 2014 from 2 per annum to 14.

Our budget also includes new projects which we aim to introduce in 2015 to further establish the movement in various city centres, and to address shortfalls that exist in the various language wiki's in South Africa.

The total for PEG grants above includes Wiki Indaba which amounted to a PEG grant of ZAR 591 489.00 / USD 54 530.00. This initiative has not been included in the annual plan for 2015/2016.


Community engagement[edit]

This section provides the FDC an overview of your organization's work with volunteers and online contributors.

1. Which Wikimedia community or communities does your organization work with most closely, and which online Wikimedia project or projects does your organization's work support?
- English Wikipedia
- Afrikaans Wikipedia
- Zulu Wikipedia
- Xhosa Wikipedia
- Sesotho Wikipedia
- Xitsonga Wikipedia
- Setswana Wikipedia
- Wikimedia Commons
- Wikidata
- Wikiversity
- Wikinews


2. How does your organization know what community members / contributors to online projects need or want? Does your organization conduct needs assessments? How else does your organization consult the contributors and volunteers most involved with its work?

As a small Chapter we have only just begun to recognise the need to build on information required to expand the broader Wiki projects, thereby identifying gaps and addressing them. We have used the projects successfully implemented to date as a basis for answering some of the questions, and will continue to do so in future.

As a first step, we aim to conduct a survey which will enable us to determine a few key metrics of South African users. This Survey will be conducted via Qualtrics. A copy of the draft questionnaire can be viewed here. This information will be used to tailor requirements for future events.

We have arranged monthly meet ups in Cape Town to provide contributors / members with a platform to discuss current issues. We plan to extend this to Gauteng as well during 2015 in order to facilitate such meetings in two major cities of South Africa.

As part of our efforts to gage community involvement in the coming year, we have introduced Wikimetrics (Long, medium and short) form to be completed at all edit-a-thons or events.



Organization planning and reports[edit]

Please provide links to your organization’s planning documents and reports. All of these documents are required unless otherwise indicated.

Your organization's strategic planning documents, past reports, and current annual planning documents, are essential to our understanding of your organization's proposal. If you think you will have difficulty submitting any of these documents with your organization's proposal form by the proposal submission deadline, you should contact FDC staff right away. You may also provide notes to this table here, as well as links to any supplementary documents to this proposal form.

Table 2

Completed fiscal year Current year Upcoming year
Annual plan (including budget) Not Applicable Not Applicable WM ZA Annual Strategic Plan 2015-2016
Community discussion around annual plan AGM 2013 AGM 2014 AGM 2014
Annual report (including financial report) Wikimedia Annual Report 2013-2014

Audited Financial Statement for WMZA 2014

Not required. Not required.
Strategic plan Not Applicable Not Applicable WM ZA Annual Strategic Plan 2015-2016


Table 2 notes:

  • This is the first time that the Chapter is compiling an Annual Report and an Annual and Strategic Plan for a financial year


Financials: year-to-date progress[edit]

The purpose of this section is to give the FDC an idea of how your organization is receiving funds and spending funds against your current plan.

  • Current funding period: This is the funding period currently progress on 31 March 2015, according to the upcoming funding period you defined in the overview section. This is a 12-month period. For organizations new to the APG process, this will be the 12 months before your upcoming funding period (e.g. 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015).
  • Year-to-date funding period: This is the period between the start of your current funding period and 1 March 2015. This period may be less than 12 months, since its length will depend on when your current funding period begins.
  • Projected revenues and expenses: This is the entire amount you plan to receive and spend by the time your current funding period ends. Your projected year is the same as your current year, which is a 12-month period.


Table 3

Current funding period planned / budgeted Year-to-date funding period actuals Projected end of current funding period
In currency requested In $US In currency requested In $US In currency requested In $US
Revenues (from all sources) 1,646,733.83 683,878.16 151,201.72 58,375.84 1,646,733.83 683,878.16 151,201.72 58,375.84 352,292.83 683,878.16 27,826.75 58,375.84
Expenses 1,238,643.89 389,427.39 113,674.23 33,241.52 1,238,643.89 389,427.39 113,674.23 33,241.52 408,089.94 389,427.39 27,829.75 33,241,52

Table 3 notes: * Income and Expenditure for current year includes the full amount of funding received from the Open Society Foundation and Administrator Bridging Finance which started on 1 December 2013 and ended on 31 November 2014.

  • The above figures exclude an amount of ZAR 591,489.00 (USD 54,530.00) which was received for Wiki Indaba 2014. An amount of ZAR 517,538,00 (USD 47,712.55) was spent on the project.


Programs: upcoming year's annual plan[edit]

This section is about your organization's programs. Please do not include information about your organization's operating activities in this section. You are welcome to provide information about activities like administration, staff and board training, fundraising, governance, and internal IT in another section of this proposal form or in a supplementary document. Please answer all four questions for each program.

Wikimedia ZA exists to support a vibrant, multilingual and multi-cultural content community that generates and disseminates content that is used and understood by local and global communities. By doing so, we provide a channel of communication between the Wikipedia community and other free culture and open software communities and institutions, that are guardians of local content, with the goal to further awareness and understanding of the Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia : and ultimately to ensure access to knowledge for all South Africans.

WM ZA specifically seeks to promote local awareness of the projects and their proper academic use, encourage translation efforts into local languages, and support the creation of local free knowledge and media.

With this in mind, the projects planned for 2015 / 2016 are centered around 3 focus areas namely Community Outreach, Institutional Outreach and International Collaboration.


Community Outreach

Please note that all grantees will be asked to report on the global metrics, so please review them and keep them in mind as you design your programs, and then track and measure the impact of your programs.


WM ZA aims to engage South Africans to contribute to Wikipedia in their particular language of choice. With 11 official languages, South Africans have the ability to contribute not only to the English and Afrikaans Wikipedia, but also various smaller Wikipedia's. By doing this, more information is accessible to the many individuals who are not fluent in English.

Zulu Wikipedia
Xhosa Wikipedia
Sotho Wikipedia
Xitsonga Wikipedia
Setswana Wikipedia

The following projects are envisioned as part of our Community Outreach Focus :

Celebrating History :

Twenty years into democracy, South Africa has a lot to offer in terms of documents, media and information with historical importance. Not only since the inception of democracy, but also prior to the post-apartheid era. Various sites of historical importance are targeted in the above projects. The aim is to engage community members from all walks of life - whether it be students, learners, heritage enthusiasts, heritage foundations or subject experts - to capture as much information as possible to preserve our rich history for generations to come. We aim to inspire participants to contribute to Wikipedia in terms of improving articles, creating articles or uploading new content and media which can be used on Wikipedia or other related Wiki projects.

Outreach :

As a Chapter we want to engage with existing and new contributors to the small language Wiki's. For the first time, the Chapter is aiming at engaging with the Afrikaans Wikipedia community which currently has a small number of editors / contributors with the aim of expanding this Wiki in terms of content. Phase 1 of this project will be aimed at introducing a writing contest with the support of various Afrikaans Speaking Institutions, encouraging people to contribute on a subject matter of choice.

As a further initiative we want to focus on expanding access to Wikipedia in terms of the use of mobile platforms. Sinenjongo High School will be the pilot project for this first phase where we will install Kiwix units for using Wikipedia offline.

Wiki From Above is a new project launched in March 2015 with the focus on increasing the quantity and quality of aerial photographs and video media of important public landmarks in Africa on Commons. A particular focus is on content from drones.


1. A program is a group of activities that share the same objectives. Please share the goal of the program, and then describe the objectives that the activities in this program share.

Goals

  • Increased number of specific contributions and diversity of media on Commons on South African specific content
  • Increased number of participants on Wiki-projects
  • Increased participation and retention of female editors
  • Increased activity on small Wikipedia language projects
  • Creation of quality articles on the English and small language Wikipedias on South African specific content
  • Promote free access to Wikipedia over multiple mobile platforms
  • Facilitate platforms for community discussions

Objectives

  • Various competitions and edit-a-thons on South African specific content
  • Wikipedian in Residence
  • Kiwix Installations
  • Wiki meetups


2. Please list the specific, measurable, timebound targets and activities you plan to achieve through this program. Please include both qualitative targets and quantitative targets, as well as your baseline.

Qualitative & Quantitative Targets

Qualitative

  • Increased number of submissions for competitions
  • Increased number of participants at edit-a-thons
  • Support for small Wikipedia language editors
  • Support Kiwix system
  • Increased visibility of Chapter and movement

Quantitative (across all projects)

  • 4 000 photographs uploaded to Commons through Wiki Loves Monuments Competition
  • 16 000Mb of data added through Wiki Loves Monuments
  • 159 individuals involved (participants)
  • 15 active editors
  • 50 images added to article pages
  • 50 articles added or improved
  • 10 new articles

Baseline (across all projects)

The above targets have been based on previously successfully completed projects.


3. Please provide any additional information that is important to our understanding of this program. You may include needs assessments, logic models, timelines, tables, or charts associated with your program's progress, or share how this program will contribute more broadly to movement learning or how it aligns with the Wikimedia Strategic Priorities.

Focus on Wikimedia Strategic Priorities

  • Stabilize infrastructure in a South African and African context
  • Increase participation in the Global South
  • Improve quality of articles
  • Increase reach in the Global South
  • Encourage innovation

Logic Model

WM ZA FDC Application graph 1


Notes : Nr of active editors involved refers to the number of individuals who are currently active on Wikimedia projects and who will be actively involved in these projects.


Institutional Outreach

Please note that all grantees will be asked to report on the global metrics, so please review them and keep them in mind as you design your programs, and then track and measure the impact of your programs.

Activities planned around Institutional Outreach coincide with many of the projects planned for Community Outreach. As mentioned above, South Africa has a rich history and we consider it necessary to preserve this for future generations. We have partnered with several historical organisations to encourage the capturing and upload of media content and creating quality articles on specific historical sites. By doing this, we raise awareness of the Chapter and the movement with these institutions who are presented with an opportunity to make this information accessible to more individuals.

Current Partners include :


We also aim to engage with the following partners in the coming year :

  • Government Entities to roll out Kiwix
  • Organisations established for the promotion of Afrikaans


1. A program is a group of of activities that share the same objectives. Please share the goal of the program, and then describe the objectives that the activities in this program share.

Goals

  • Diversity of media on commons on South African specific content
  • Digitisation and preservation of media relating to heritage and cultural sites in South Africa
  • Contribution to quality of articles and media on Wiki-projects
  • Promote public access
  • Increase participation and retention of female editors
  • Create awareness of the movement and Chapter
  • GLAM Benchmark Survey
  • Build on existing partnerships
  • Training sessions to attract new editors / contributors


Objectives

  • Preservation of important historical and archival documents and media
  • Wikipedian in Residence
  • Outreach to Government to roll out Kiwix
  • Schools outreach
  • Edit-a-Thons
  • Heritage Intern
  • QR Plaque Installations


2. Please list the specific, measurable, timebound targets and activities you plan to achieve through this program. Please include both qualitative targets and quantitative targets, as well as your baseline.

Qualitative & Quantitative Targets

Qualitative

  • Increased number of participants / editors / contributors
  • Preservation of important historical documents
  • Digitisation efforts
  • Increased visibility of Chapter
  • Credibility of Movement

Quantitative (across all programs)

  • 4 080 images added to Commons
  • 114 participants
  • 16 000 Mb of data added
  • 150 articles added / improved
  • 10 active editors involved
  • Roll out of Kiwix system
  • 1 new user

Baseline (across all projects)

The above targets have been based on previously successfully completed projects.


3. Please provide any additional information that is important to our understanding of this program. You may include needs assessments, logic models, timelines, tables, or charts associated with your program's progress, or share how this program will contribute more broadly to movement learning or how it aligns with the Wikimedia Strategic Priorities.


Focus on Wikimedia Strategic Priorities

  • Stabilize infrastructure in a South African and African context
  • Increase participation in the Global South
  • Improve quality of articles
  • Increase reach in the Global South
  • Encourage innovation

Logic Model

WM ZA FDC Funding Application - Graph 2


Notes : Nr of active editors involved refers to the number of individuals who are currently active on Wikimedia projects and who will be actively involved in these projects.

International Collaboration

Please note that all grantees will be asked to report on the global metrics, so please review them and keep them in mind as you design your programs, and then track and measure the impact of your programs.

Access to mobile devices is on the increase in Africa and is expected to intensify in the next few years, increasing Africa's on-line presence. In order to take advantage of this projected growth, it is therefore important to establish and strengthen Wikipedia and Wikimedia structures in Africa.

The establishment of Wikimedia regional co-operations in regions such as Latin America, India and Asia, has supported the progressive and systematic growth of awareness and coverage of Wikipedia in these regions. Our International Collaboration focus is on establishing and maintaining a sustainable dialogue with collaborators in Wikimedia Chapters, the Wikimedia Foundation and the international communities to frame the issue of community activation and corporate governance in the context of Africa. We aim to build a shared understanding of what it means to be a volunteer in Africa and why it is important. Our aim is to connect, multiply and create successful initiatives for increasing community activation and support within regions. Activities will be focused on Community Activation and Corporate Governance.

1. A program is a group of of activities that share the same objectives. Please share the goal of the program, and then describe the objectives that the activities in this program share.

Goals

  • Increased number of participants who edit Wiki-projects
  • Awareness of Wikimedia movement
  • Facilitation and support of user groups
  • Increased activity on small Wikipedia language projects
  • Facilitate platforms for community discussions
  • Support where required of country specific activities and events


Objectives

  • Monthly support to active countries and editors
  • Monthly outreach to established user groups
  • GLAM Benchmark Survey
  • Kiwix rollout


2. Please list the specific, measurable, timebound targets and activities you plan to achieve through this program. Please include both qualitative targets and quantitative targets, as well as your baseline.

Qualitative & Quantitative Targets

Qualitative

  • Increased number of participants
  • Increased number of new users
  • Increased Wiki-related activities in African countries
  • Increased visibility of Chapter and movement


Quantitative (across all projects)

  • 12 Outreach activities (1 per month)
  • 12 Facilitation and assistance activities (1 per month)
  • 2 Kiwix Installations with Assistance from WMCH
  • 17 active editors
  • 7 articles added
  • 21 participants

Baseline (across all projects)

The above targets have been based on previously successfully completed projects.


3. Please provide any additional information that is important to our understanding of this program. You may include needs assessments, logic models, timelines, tables, or charts associated with your program's progress, or share how this program will contribute more broadly to movement learning or how it aligns with the Wikimedia Strategic Priorities.

Focus on Wikimedia Strategic Priorities

  • Stabilize infrastructure in a South African and African context
  • Increase participation in the Global South
  • Improve quality of articles
  • Increase reach in the Global South
  • Encourage innovation

Logic Model

Graph 3 of FDC Funding Proposal 2015

Notes : Nr of active editors involved refers to the number of individuals who are currently active on Wikimedia projects and who will be actively involved in these projects.

SUMMARY


Graph Nr 5 of WMZA FDC Proposal 2015



Staff and contractors: upcoming year's annual plan[edit]

1. Please describe your organization's staffing plan or strategy here, or provide a link to your organization's staffing plan or organogram.

WM ZA consists of a Board of Trustees comprised as follows :

President

Douglas Scott

Directors

Dumisani Ndubane
Pria Chetty
Bobby Shabangu
Deon Steyn

The Board is supported by Theresa Hume in an Administrative Capacity.


2. List of staff by department or function.
You can use this table (or substitute your own list) to show us the number of FTEs (fulltime equivalents) for each department or function, where one person working at 100% time would be counted as 1.0. We need this information about the total number of staff (FTEs) you will have hired by the end of the current funding period, and staff you will have hired by the end of the proposed funding period.

Table 4

Department or function FTEs by end of current year FTEs by end of upcoming year Explanation of changes
Administration 1 1 Unchanged
Management 0.05[1] 0.05 Unchanged
Total (should equal the sum of the rows): 1.05 1.05 Unchanged

Table 4 notes:

  1. 4 days per month only


3. How much does your organization expect to spend on staff during the current funding period, or in the twelve month period before your proposed grant will start (e.g. 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015), in currency requested and US dollars?

ZAR 260,000.00 or USD 22,193.60 (Administrator for a period of 13 months)

4. How much does your organization expect to spend on staff during the proposed funding period (e.g. 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016), in currency requested and US dollars?

ZAR 364,000.00 or USD 31,071.04 (Administrator for period of 13 months + Executive Director for 4 days per month for 13 months)


Financials: upcoming year's annual plan[edit]

Detailed budget: upcoming year's annual plan[edit]

Please link to your organization's detailed budget showing planned revenues and expenses for the upcoming funding period (e.g. 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016). This may be a document included on this Wiki (Meta) or as a publicly available spreadsheet.

Wikimedia ZA Annual Strategic Budget


Revenues: upcoming year's annual plan[edit]

This section is about your organization's anticipated revenues for the upcoming funding period you defined in the Overview section (e.g. 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016).


1. Does your organization plan to draw on its operating reserves during the upcoming funding period to support its expenses? If so, please provide the amount you intend to draw from your reserves here. This should not be included as revenue in the table below.
The Chapter currently has no reserves


2. Please use this table to list your organization's anticipated revenues (income, or the amount your organization is bringing in) by revenue source (where the revenue is coming from) in the upcoming funding period (e.g. 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016). Use the status column to show if this funding is already guaranteed, if you are in the process of requesting funding, or if you are planning to request funding at a later time. Please feel free to include in-kind donations and resources in this table, as applicable, but use the status column to show that they are in-kind resources.


Table 5

Anticipated revenues for the upcoming funding period
Revenue source Currency requested US dollars Status (e.g. guaranteed, application)


City of Johannesburg 48,020.00 $ 4,098.99 Requested
Western Cape Heritage 21,278.00 $ 1,816.29 Guaranteed
De Grendel Wines 500.00 $ 42.68 Not yet Requested
ORMS Photographic Warehouse 20,000.00 $ 1,707.20 Not yet requested
ORMS Photographic Warehouse 30,000.00 $ 2,560.80 Not yet requested
Beeld Newspaper 5,000.00 $ 426.80 Not yet requested
Western Cape Heritage 5,000.00 $ 426.80 Not yet Requested
Various Heritage Institutions in Johannesburg 5,000.00 $ 426.80 Not yet Requested
Constitution Hill Education Programme 20,000.00 $ 1,707.20 Guaranteed
Venue - Sinenjongo High School 500.00 $ 42.68 Guaranteed
Venue - Constitution Hill Education Programme 10,000.00 $ 853.60 Guaranteed
Robot Republic 5,000.00 $ 426.80 Guaranteed
Action Gear 5,000.00 $ 426.80 Guaranteed
APG Funding 1,115,000.00 $ 95,176.40 Requested
Total revenues (should equal the sum of the rows): 170,298.00 1,285,298.00 $ 14,536.64 109,713.04 -


Table 5 notes: If your organization has significant funding other than FDC funds, please note how those funds will be used.

All of the above contributions are project based. These amounts are added to the amount requested from the FDC (Table 1) to reflect the total value of the various projects.


Operating reserves: upcoming year's annual plan[edit]

Please use this section to report information about your organization's current and planned operating reserves.


1.How much does or will your organization have in operating reserves on each of these dates?

Table 6

Total amount of operating reserves. Currency requested US dollars
1 March 2015 0.00 0.00
End of the current funding period (e.g. 30 June 2015). 0.00 0.00
End of the upcoming funding period (e.g. 30 June 2016). ZAR 40,000.00 USD 3,414.40


2. Does your organization have a reserves policy in place, or a strategy about maintaining, reducing or adding to your reserves? Please share your organization's thinking about reserves here in one or two sentences, or by sharing a link to your organization's more detailed policy.
  • All previous funding received from the WMF or other partners have been project based. As yet, the Chapter does not have a reserves policy in place. At present, all additional income in terms of interest (from our banking institution) and membership fees are used to support community outreach.


3. If your organization plans to use FDC funding to increase its reserves in the upcoming funding period, please list the amount of FDC funding your organization will use to build its reserves here (in the currency requested and in US dollars). Please note that there is a policy that places some restrictions on how much FDC funding your organization can use to build its reserves.
  • We have made provision for Contingencies & Reserves in our Annual budget to make provision for outreach projects which are deemed necessary but omitted from the budget. As this is our first Annual Plan, we are unclear about the amount that we should make provision for.



Expenses: upcoming year's annual plan[edit]

1. Expenses by program (excludes staff and operations).
Program expenses are the costs associated specifically with your organization's programs. These costs do not include operating expenses or staff salaries, which will be described in separate tables. For example, program expenses may be the costs of an event, the costs of outreach materials specific to a program, budgets for microgrants and reimbursements, or technical costs associated with specific programs. The programs listed in this table should correspond to the programs you have listed in the programs section of this proposal form.


Table 7

Program / initiative In currency requested In $US
Wiki Loves Monuments 90,000.00 $ 7,682.40
Wiki Loves Afrikaans 65,000.00 $ 5,548.40
Kaapedia 40,000.00 $ 3,414.40
Joburgpedia 232,000.00 $ 19,803.52
Wikipedia Zero 20,000.00 $ 1,707.20
Language Development & Community Activation 10,000.00 $ 853.60
General Project Assistance 54,000.00 $ 4,609.44
Community Support 50,000.00 $ 4,268.00
In-Kind Contributions 170,298.00 $ 14,536.64
Total program expenses (should equal the sum of the rows) 731,298.00 $ 62,423.60

Table 7 notes: If your organization has significant funding other than FDC funds, please note how those funds will be used.

  • All in-kind contributions will be spent on projects as indicated above


2. Total expenses. Please use this table to summarize your organization's total expenses overall.
These are divided into three expenses categories: (1) staff expenses from Table 4 (including staff expenses for both staff working on programs and operations), (2) expenses for programs from Table 7 (does not include staff expenses or operations expenses), and (3) expenses for operations (does not include staff expenses or program expenses). Be sure to check the totals in this table to make sure they are consistent with the totals in the other tables you have submitted with this form. For example, your total program expenses excluding staff will be equal to the total in Table 7, while your total staff expenses will be equal to the total in Table 4 and your total expenses will be equal to the total in Table 1.


Table 8

Expense type In currency requested In $US
Program expenses (total from Table 7, excludes staff) 561,000.00 731,298.00 $ 47,886.96 $ 62,423.60
Operations (excludes staff and programs) 190,000.00 $ 16,218.40
Upcoming staff total expenses (from Table 4) 364,000.00 $ 31,071.04
Amount to be added to reserves in the upcoming year (from Table 6) 40,000.00 $ 3,414.40
Total expenses (should equal the sum of the rows) 1,155,000.00 1,325,298.00 $ 98,590.80 $ 113,127.44

Table 8 notes:


Verification that this proposal requests no funds from the Wikimedia Foundation for political or legislative activities[edit]

Please enter "yes" or "no" for the verification below.

The term “political or legislative activities” includes any activities relating to political campaigns or candidates (including the contribution of funds and the publication of position statements relating to political campaigns or candidates); voter registration activities; meetings with or submissions and petitions to government executives, ministers, officers or agencies on political or policy issues; and any other activities seeking government intervention or policy implementation (like “lobbying”), whether directed toward the government or the community or public at large. Grants for such activities (when permitted under U.S. law and IRS regulations) should be sought from the [[Special:MyLanguage/<tvar|link>Grants:PEG</>]].
I verify that this proposal requests no funds from the Wikimedia Foundation for political or legislative activities Yes


Once this proposal is complete, please sign below with the usual four tildes.


Please do not make any changes to this proposal form after the proposal submission deadline for this round. If a change that is essential to an understanding of your organization's proposal is needed, please request the change on the discussion page of this form so it may be reviewed by FDC staff. Once submitted, complete and valid proposal forms submitted on time by eligible organizations will be considered unless an organization withdraws its application in writing.