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Proposal by The Centre for Internet and Society to support its annual plan with 223,334.45 USD.

In the upcoming work plan year (i.e. 1 July 2018—30 June 2018), CIS-A2K would be working towards creating an inclusive Wiki atmosphere in the Indian sub continent. With emphasis on creating safe spaces, promoting gender gap bridging activities A2K team would like to work with all the Indian communities, projects and individuals with interesting ideas and for the overall development of Wikimedia movement. In alignment with the strategic direction of the Wikimedia movement A2K team proposes to conduct activities which will boost Knowledge as Change Agent in redistributing Social Equity. During this proposal period A2K team would work across four crucial areas for the growth and sustainability of Indic communities and projects.

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1. In order to support community review, please provide a brief description of your organization's work in the upcoming funding period.
  • In the upcoming work plan year (i.e. 1 July 2018—30 June 2018), CIS-A2K[1] would be working towards creating an inclusive Wiki atmosphere in the Indian sub continent. With emphasis on creating safe spaces, promoting gender gap bridging activities A2K team would like to work with all the Indian communities, projects and individuals with interesting ideas and for the overall development of Wikimedia movement. In alignment with the strategic direction of the Wikimedia movement A2K team proposes to conduct activities which will boost Knowledge as Change Agent in redistributing Social Equity. During this proposal period A2K team would work across four crucial areas for the growth and sustainability of Indic communities and projects.
CIS-A2K will devote resources towards Content Enrichment, conducting and supporting Skill Building Initiatives, building sustainable Partnerships and Development of Capacity and Leadership amongst Indic Wikimedians. To achieve these goals we will be adopting a three pronged strategy of:
  • Invest on Ideas: Indic Wikimedia communities have a lot of interesting ideas and plans which can boost readership and improve retention. A2K team will also be experimenting with new ideas such as 'Intensive Personal Wiki Training'
  • Ensure retention: It is really important to provide support to new and existing Wikimedians in order to ensure retention. CIS-A2K would conduct and support a series of events such as Wikipedia workshops, Wikidata workshops, Train-the-Trainer, Technical Training, Wikisource conference, in order to achieve this goal
  • Build on our earlier works: In the previous years CIS-A2K has conducted and supported several programs and initiatives such as Train the Trainer, MediaWiki Training. These activities will build on our strengths and become best practices.
CIS-A2K would work to improve the ratio of retention and device programs with in-built strategy to keep editors and readers engaged with Wikimedia projects.

Content Enrichment Activities

  • Diversifying Coverage
  • Bridging the Gender Gap;
Skill Building Activities
  • Train the Trainer
  • MediaWiki Training (Technical Training)

Partnerships Development

  • Wikipedia Education Program,
  • Optimization of Opportunities
Leadership Building
  • Global Engagements,
  • Communities of Interest
Each of these work plan verticals propose several activities, such as:
  • in Content Enrichment, we are proposing activities like Edit-a-thons, Wikisource activities, Wikidata workshops, Photowalks etc,;
  • in Skill Development Initiatives, we are proposing activities like Train-the-Trainer, MediaWiki Training, and Wikidata workshop;
  • In Partnership, we are proposing activities like content donation, Global engagement-related activities, bridging gender gap initiatives and
  • In Leadership, we are proposing activities like Wikisource Conference, Wikimedia Conference (India), Intensive Personal Wiki Training etc.

The plan is presented in the following inforgraphic, there are four verticals with a few programs mentioned:

We have taken care to reflect on feedback provided by the FDC committee by mapping activities against verticals of works. This would provide clarity, regarding impact and resources. Our Global Engagement plan for the proposed period looks to engage Indian Wikimedians across global Wiki-initiatives which are crucial in the Indian context such as Women in Red, Wikimania, Wikisource Conference, Wikimedia Conference, Wikipedia Asian Month etc.
In our interactions with Indian Wikimedia communities, A2K has received various suggestions such as
  • increase in frequency of activities
  • anchoring discussion related to institutional partnerships
  • supporting Wikimedians in participation and presentation across global activities
In this plan period CIS-A2K team would engage all Indian communities with equal allocation of infrastructure and resources. Our effort has been to produce a clear and comprehensive proposal that brings to light the challenges and opportunities present amongst the Indian Wikimedia communities.
2. Name, fiscal year, and funding period.
  • Legal name of organization: The Centre for Internet and Society
  • Organization's fiscal year: 1 April – 31 March
  • 12-month funding period requested: 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019
  • Currency requested: Indian rupee (INR)
  • Name of primary contact: Tanveer Hasan
3. Amount requested.

Table 1

Currency requested US$
Total expenses for the upcoming year 16,315,663[2] 244,734.95
APG funding requested for the upcoming year 14,888,963 223,334.45
Amount of funding received from WMF for the current year 12,000,000 180,000

4. How does your organization know what community members and contributors to online projects need or want? Does your organization conduct needs assessments or consult the contributors and volunteers most involved with its work?
  • CIS-A2K team has always strived to be in touch with the community members and understand their needs to better perform our role as a catalyst organisation. We engage with communities and individual community members in various capacities.
A2K team has initiated an India level IRC from November 2017 to discuss projects, ideas and possible interventions within the Indic Wikimedians. The IRC engagement has consistently involved more than 15 Wikimedians and has been a platform for suggestions, feedback, general Wiki-discussion and possible projects to be taken up by A2K and WMF.
CIS-A2K team conducted a focused needs-assessment for Supporting Indian Language Wikipedias Program to understand the infrastructural requirement of the Indic Wikimedians and this has also informed our current proposal.
In continuation with our earlier practice, we have developed a customised needs assessment form (across Indic Wiki-communities) for feedback on our performance, areas of improvement and new ideas to be taken up on board. We have received 196 responses[3] from active Indic Wikimedians. This exercise of needs-assessment not only gives us insights regarding the health of the community also the mood and areas priorotised by the communities.
During the current proposal period A2K team has hosted and facilitated strategy salons which gave us an unique opportunity to align our (A2K and Indic communities work) with the Movement Strategy Globally. Our conversations with community members, open source contributors and other movement leaders have helped us in understanding the big picture of Indian Open Knowledge network. Our proposal for the current funding period will reflect on these insights.
After conducting Wiki-events (such as Train-the-Trainer, MediaWiki, workshops), CIS-A2K takes detailed feedback of the participants to know what went well, what did not go well, and how it could be improved.
5. Please provide a link to your organization's strategic plan, and a link to your separate annual plans for the current and upcoming funding periods if you have them.
Current year Upcoming year
Annual work plan (including budget) CIS-A2K/Work plan July 2017 - June 2018 CIS-A2K/Work plan July 2018 - June 2019
Community discussion around annual plan Talk:CIS-A2K/Work plan July 2017 - June 2018 Talk:CIS-A2K/Work plan July 2018 - June 2019
Strategic plan CIS-A2K/Strategic plan June 2016 - July 2018 CIS-A2K/Strategic plan 2018-2020
Annual report (including financial report) 2015-2016 round 2 Impact Report N. A.

Financials: current year[edit]

The purpose of this section is to give the FDC an idea of how your organization is receiving funds and spending funds toward your current plan. Your current funding period is the funding period now in progress (e.g. 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016 for most organizations).

Table 2

Financials for the current funding period
Revenues or expenses Planned (budgeted) Actual, until one month before the proposal due date Projected
Currency requested US dollars Currency requested US dollars Currency requested US dollars
Revenues (from all sources) 12,000,000 180,000 9,229,587 138,443.80 12,000,000+156,500[4] 180,000+ 2,347.5[4]
Expenses 12,000,000 180,000 4,336,446 65,046.69 12,454,000 186,810

Table 2 notes:

Programs: upcoming year's annual plan[edit]

This section is about your organization's programs. A program is a defined set of activities that share the same objectives and a similar theory of change. Please share the general goal of each program, and then list the specific objectives that the program will meet. Please do not include information about your organization's operating activities in this section. You may provide information about activities like administration, staff and board training, fundraising, governance, and internal IT in another section or in a supplementary document, but please do not include these activities here as programs.

1. For each program, and overall
  • Include targets for each of the three shared measures for each program, and overall. If one or more of these required metrics are not relevant to any of your programs, please consult your program officer.
  • Also choose at least two grantee-defined metrics to highlight in this section, and include targets for each of these grantee-defined metrics for each program, and overall. (Other program-specific metrics may be included in your program objectives, in the detailed program sections below.)

Table 3

Shared metrics

  1. Participants: The number of people who attend your events, programs or activities, either in person or virtually. This definition does not include people organizing activities, social media followers, donors, or others not participating directly.
  2. Newly registered: The number of participants that create new accounts on a Wikimedia project. These include users who register up to two weeks before the start of the event.
  3. Content pages: A content page is an article on Wikipedia, an item on Wikidata, a content page on Wikisource, an entry on Wiktionary, and a media file on Commons, etc. This metric captures the total number of content pages created or improved across all Wikimedia projects.

Grantee-defined metrics

  1. Footprint tracker: CIS-A2K team would like to continue withe the "Footprint tracker" metric. This metric is useful to understand active Wiki-communities, locations with frequent Wiki-engagements, and identify institutional partners for supporting active Wiki-communities. It helped CIS-A2K understand its reach over current plan period, and address concerns of not engaging non-FLA communities.
    This metric will track the number of outreach events that are organised by Indic Wikimedians with our support. This metric will be able to provide insights to support Wikimedia projects by local bodies and interest shown by communities. Further this metric will help in devising efficient follow-up mechanisms and will avoid 'reinventing the wheel' regarding social events and needs assessment. A2K team would only count one footprint per city per project irrespective of the frequency of follow-up event or multiple venues for the event. This metric would utilise the geograpical distribution of Wikimedians in India and also provide an excellent opportunity for participants of TTT to expand the reach of Wikimedia projects in their communities.
  2. Community Evaluation: A2K team wishes to establish transparent and effective processes for the growth of India Wikimedia projects. Quantitative metrics indicate a partial picture of any event, plan, or strategy. A2K would request 16 Wikimedians/Community leaders to provide descriptive, analytical and objective feedback about our activities, performance, and strategies. This metric aims to evaluate performance of A2K contextually and historically and is not limited to numerical evaluation. The evaluation would be documented publicly on CIS-A2K/Community Evaluation. We aim to achieve the following things through this metric:
  • evaluation of A2K activities in the light of Indic Wikimedia communities's expectation;
  • identifying loopholes, mistakes plans and strategies, both historical and present (for example, in July 2018 Indic Wikimedia A will review skill-building initiatives of A2K team, in August 2018 Wikimedian B will review A2K's Bridging Gender Gap activities.)
Program Participants Newly registered Content pages 'Footprint tracker' 'Community Evaluation'
Content Enrichment 1,080 525 5,225 10 4
Skill Development 392 100 1,370 7 4
Partnerships Development 1,800 765 11,510 9 4
Leadership Development 655 250 2,200 2 4
TOTAL FOR ALL PROGRAMS 3,927 1,640 20,305 28 16

Table 3 notes:

2. Please list your goals and objectives for each program. Please be sure your objectives meet all three criteria for each program
  • The objectives listed are each SMART: specific, measurable, attainable and relevant, and include time-bound targets.
  • Include both qualitative targets and quantitative targets, and remember to highlight your baseline metrics.
  • Provide any additional information that is important to our understanding of this program. For example, you may include needs assessments, logic models, timelines, tables, or charts. Share how this program will contribute more broadly to movement learning, or explain how your program aligns with important Wikimedia priorities such as increasing participation and improving content on the Wikimedia projects.

Content Enrichment

An analysis of pageviews of Indic Wikipedia projects indicate that there is high traffic looking for content in Indian languages. In many cases the readers are disappointed because of poor and lack of content, biased non-reliable information. It is our responsibility to improve content on Indic Wikimedia projects. We would conduct and support a series of Wiki-events which will help to produce quality-content. CIS-A2K will continue to scale up earlier attempts and projects that resulted in improving content and quality. We will also collaborate with groups of varied backgrounds to encourage diversity.

This year CIS-A2K would collaborate with Punjabi Wikimedians. CIS-A2K has been working with "Focused Language Area" (FLA) model. From this year's work-plan we are introducing Focused Project Area (FPA). Here CIS-A2K will work with selected projects, based on community's need after open review of the project. This year CIS-A2K started discussion with Indian Wikimedia communities over mailing lists and IRC channels about FPA. Based on the responses we received and follow-up conversations, CIS-A2K would collaborate with Punjabi Wikimedians community to improve Punjabi Wikisource. Goals

  • To create high-quality content across different Indic Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia (articles), Wikimedia Commons (photos), Wikisource (books and pages), Wikidata (items) etc.
  • To engage creators/producers of specialized content (know-how videos, webzine and website contributors, publishing houses of academic material) to closely work with Wikimedians.
  • To enrich content across Indic Wikimedia projects by making credible and verifiable resources available for Wikimedians.
  • To encourage artists, illustrators, design experts to contribute to different Wikimedia projects to increase quality content.
  • To popularize initiatives such as 1Lib1Ref amongst librarians increase quality content.


  • Conduct and support edit-a-thons and other Wiki-activities related to Wikimedia content-creation;
  • Collaborate with like-minded organizations and conduct workshops, edit-a-thons;
  • Connect the GLAM partners to local Wikimedian communities and help facilitate edit-a-thons and workshops that can make use of the resources available;
  • Workshops on different Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia, Wikisource (digitization and proofreading) and Wikidata;
  • Encourage communities to develop pilot projects regarding content addition and improvement of content;
  • Expand network of resources available for Wikimedians in India;
  • Collaborate with subject experts (senior scientists, professors, researchers, journalists) to actively improve content that receives huge readership.


  • Conduct or support at least 2 massive national-level edit-a-thons, and at least 4 project or language-specific edit-a-thons;
  • Conduct or support at least 4 photowalks;
  • At least 2,200 Wikipedia articles created through the community activities and events;
  • At least 1,800 Wikipedia articles improved through community activities and events;
  • At least 1,000 photographs uploaded on Wikimedia Commons;
  • At least 2,500 Wikidata items created or improved
  • At least 100,000 Wikisource folios uploaded and over 5000 proofread

Skill Development Initiatives

Skill development initiatives are important to support and for the growth of any Wikimedia community. CIS-A2K would conduct and support a series of Wiki-workshops, and Wiki-events in order to support Indian Wikimedians. To ensure enthusiastic participation and long-term impact A2K wil conduct specific needs-assessment before designing these workshophs. We have also organised and participated in skill-building workshops on the basis of requests upon the consensus of the community.

  • To strengthen skills of Indian Wikimedians by conducting and supporting Wiki-workshops and events, so that they can contribute to the Wikimedia projects and Wikimedia movement;
  • To bridge the gap between education system and employment opportunities by training student Wikimedians. Wikipedia Education Program participants receive crucial training internet literacy, India-language computing and free knowledge movement;
  • To build sustainable communities of creating and disseminating knowledge relevant to local needs
  • To develop a network of Wikimedians who can groom existing Wikimedians in optimising time and contributor to Wikimedia projects
  • To build Wikidata community who can collaborate with open knowledge platforms.
  • Improve Wiki-skill of Indian Wikimedians;
  • Groom outreach skill of Indic Wikimedians by conducting workshop like Train the Trainer;
  • Encourage Indian Wikimedians to participate in MediaWiki and Phabricator-related works by conducting wiki-events like MediaWiki Training
  • Increase participation in projects like Wikidata, Wikisource, Wiktionary, Wikivoyage etc.
  • Empowering (financially and non-financially) community initiated Wikipedia workshops and other Wiki-events

Following are the activities that A2K team wound conduct:

  • Train-the-Trainer: a residential Wiki-workshop with an objective to groom leadership skills among Indic Wikimedians. Involve at least 20 Indic Wikimedians from 8 communities. CIS-A2K would support at least 4 ideas planned or discussed during the workshop or by the partcipants.
  • Regional TTT and MWT: At least 4 regional TTT and MWT will be conducted in the coming work plan year. There will be at least 42 participants. In an attempt to bridge gender gap, we'll try to ensure that at least 20% of the participants are women.
  • MediaWiki Training: This year, CIS-A2K would conduct an advanced-level MediaWiki Training with at least 10 active participants.

Train-the-Trainer is a flagship event of CIS-A2K. The following infographic presents statistics related to the past iterations.

Participants about Train-the-Trainer program


CIS-A2K is currently working with educational institutions, and like-minded organizations to improve the Wikimedia movement. This year, A2K is going to continue the work with existing partnerships who sustain interest to work with Open and free knowledge movement. During last plan period, A2K approached and could identify areas to collaborate and synergy, this is resulting building collaborations with educational organisations, Government Department etc..

  • To establish content and training focused partnerships with research organisations.
  • To work with organisations that will support Wikimedians projects by providing in kind support regarding venue, resources and documentation support.
  • To collaborate with like-minded institutions and organisation to improve Wikimedia-related content and the project's reach;
  • Build sustainable partnerships and re-imagine and further improve existing partnerships;
  • Increase resources available for Wikimedia projects in India and in Indian languages;
  • Long term support to Wikimedians regarding resources and infrastructure.
  • Scaling up initiatives such as 100wikidays which is seen as individual volunteer activity to a community activity.
  • Provide access to Wikimedians to high quality current research and other resources via educational institutions.
  • Address the burden of arranging of physical meeting space and other requirements under in kind support of institutions.
  • Collaboration with like minded Open Knowledge organisations for optimisation of resources and opportunities.
  • Develop projects leading to open content with citizen, activists, and civic society.

These are the Partnership building activities CIS-A2K would conduct:

  • Conducting edit-a-thons and other content-enriching activities with diversity as focus. Minimum 4 edit-a-thons will be conducted where 28 Wikimedians will be participating;
  • A2K will work with organiations who are working with marginalized communities and preservation of endangered languages. 1 orientation program, 1 content-based-actvity, 1 follow-up, and 1 community meetup will take place in these institutions
  • Participate in mega-events supported by Government or private institutions such as book fairs, science and technology exhibition, open day celebration etc. At least 10 Indian Wikimedians will their represent communities in the upcoming workplan.
  • Co-organise events contributing open knowledge movement such as Open Street Map Conclave, Mozilla Hackathon, Free software day etc. A2K would co-organize or support 4 such events where minimum 10 Wikimedians will participate.
  • Year-long Wiki-educational events at Christ Univeristy, where at least 800 students will participate in Wikipedia Education Program, Certificate course, or internship. The students will be working on Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikisource, and Wikidata.
  • Working with 3 universities and 3 Private educational institutes in Maharashtra, conducting 6 Wiki-workshops.


Wikimedia movement across the world has been able to grow and sustain due to excellent community leaders who embody voluntarism and leadership. While India has been able to demonstrate leadership in other civil society movements, there has not been adequate leaders to lead the Wikimedia Projects. To ensure that the current community leaders do not face burn out and leadership pool is not restricted to a few people A2K team shall be conducting programs towards building capacities and leadership among individuals, communities of interest, user groups. In this work plan period, programs are envisaged from capacity building, support towards grant application and grant disbursal practices. This shall facilitate in community leaders effectively organising outreach activities and campaigns.

25th Bhubaneswar Tungi meetup. WikiTungi is a city based Wikipedia community formed to help the Wikipedians in the city to meet, share and learn.
  • To groom Indic Wikimedians as global ambassadors for their communities;
  • To reduce possibility of burn out of experienced Wikimedians;
  • To conceptualize and implement projects resulting in high-quality content and recruiting new editors;
  • To build structures of support which can amicably resolve matters of dispute in Indic communities;
  • To create Wikimedians, who will take lead in strengthening safety and support policies of the Wikimedia Foundation;
  • To retain advantages resulting from projects such as Supporting Indian Language Wikipedias Program and ensuring long-term impact.
  • Indic Wikimedians are aware of policies and objectives of both grant application process and grant disbursal process.
  • To ensure that Indic Wikimedians achievements are professionally documented and presented in the appropriate forums (mailing lists, global events…)
  • To develop the culture of multi lingual collaboration across projects and sharing of best practices.
  • To establish leaders to discuss and implement policies of diversity and safe space across community events.
  • To develop and encourage leadership qualities among experienced Indian Wikimedians, so that they can inspire others to contribute to the movement;
  • Train Wikimedians for cross platform (other open knowledge platforms eg: OSM or Open data) projects and successful implementation of the same.
  • Produce literary and documentary evidence highlighting impact of Wikimedia projects in education sector;
  • Conduct a national-level Wikisource conference for active Indian Wikisource editors. There will be at least 16 participants from 8 Indian Wikisource communities.
  • Wikipedia in Education Asia Conference involving Wikipedia Education Program, WEP partner institutions. The conference will bring together Wikimedians, educators, students, and faculty members alongwith management of the participating institutions.
  • Wikimedia Conference (India)Wikimedia Conference is an annual meeting/conference of representatives of Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia India, Indic Wikimedia User Groups, community representatives, and CIS-A2K. The conference is inspired by and is an Indian version of Wikimedia Conference. This conclave serves as an idea exchange platform and will yield insights for all the participating organizations, communities, and groups working in India for the development of the movement. The first iteration of the conference was conducted in March 2018 (please see Wikimedia Conference (India).
    This year CIS-A2K wants to conduct the second iteration of the conference. There will be at least 12 participants from all the leading communities, representing Indian Wikimedia projects in the annual Wikimedia Conference.
  • Intensive Personalized Wiki Training or IPWT is an initiative under Invest in a new idea process of A2K team. While events like TTT are effective in spreading general awareness, they do not have adequate follow up measures. A2K team will identify promising participants and arrange (virtual and real time) training as per the Wiki aptitude of the Wikimedian. At least 6 Intensive Personalized Wiki Training or IPWT training sessions where at least 4 community members be will invited as resource person, at least 12 Indian Wikimedians will be participating. As a measure to bridge gender gap, we'll make sure at least 25% of the participants are female.

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

1. Please describe your organization's staffing plan or strategy here, and provide a link to your organization's staffing plan or organogram if you have one.
  • CIS-A2K appoints employees based on program need, and community suggestion/consultation. CIS-A2K would like to appoint a Program Officer for Communication. CIS-A2K would hire an experienced and eligible finance officer, who will take care of the accounts and financial area of the program.
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 plan to have by the end of the current funding period, and staff you plan to have by the end of the upcoming funding period.

Table 4

Department or function End of current funding period End of upcoming funding period Explanation of changes
Program Director 1 1 Sunil Abraham, the Executive Director of the Centre for Internet and Society, will remain our Program Director
Program Manager 1 1 Tanveer Hasan will continue as the Program Manager this year
Sr. Program Officer 1 1 Titodutta will work in this position
Program Officer 0 1 Currently, we do not have a communication officer to take care about blogs, newsletters, communication, social media channel handling. This is an important post, not only for the program's communication, but also, to highlight and promote the best achievements and activities of Indian Wikimedia communities and Wikimedians. We'll appoint an eligible person for this position.
Community Advocates 4 5 We are working with Punjabi Wikimedians, and we need a Community Advocate to support and strengthen the project
Program Associate 1 1 CIS-A2K, currently, has a Program Associate, providing support towards the Wikipedia Education Program and Statistics analysis (such as metrics, cohort etc.) of the program. We propose to continue with this position.
Finance Officer 0 1 For accounts and auditing purpose. We'll appoint experienced and eligible person, who will take care of the accounts and financial area of the program.
Intern 1 1 For bridging gender gap research.
Total (should equal the sum of the rows): 9 12

Table 4 notes or explanation of significant changes:

3. How much does your organization plan to spend on staff by the end of the current funding period, in currency requested and US dollars?
  • INR 3,865,512.1 (USD 57,982.68)
4. How much does your organization plan to spend on staff by the end of the upcoming funding period, in currency requested and US dollars?
  • INR 4,288,963 (USD 64,334.445)

Financials: upcoming year[edit]

Detailed budget: upcoming year[edit]

Please link to your organization's detailed budget showing planned revenues and expenses for the upcoming funding period (e.g. 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017). This may be a document included on this Wiki (Meta) or a publicly available spreadsheet.

Revenues: upcoming year[edit]

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 January 2017 to 31 December 2017).

  • 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 include in-kind donations and resources in this table, as applicable, and use the status column to show that they are in-kind resources.
  • Do not include money you plan to draw from your reserves during the upcoming funding period.

Table 5

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

Wikimedia Foundation 14,888,963 223,334.45 Proposal and work plan submitted to Wikimedia Foundation
Telangana Government, India 66,700 1,000.5 Plan approved
In-kind support 360,000 5,400 Venue and other support extended for different Wiki-events
Program Director salary in-kind 1,000,000 15,000 Guaranteed by the organization
Total revenues (should equal the sum of the rows): 16,315,663 244,734.95 -

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

Operating reserves: current and upcoming years[edit]

Please note that there is a policy that places restrictions on how much FDC funding your organization can use to build its operating reserves. If you would like to use FDC funding to for your organization's reserves, you must note that here. You will not be able to decide to allocate FDC funding from this grant to your reserves at a later date.

1. What is your plan for maintaining, building, or spending your reserves in the current year and the upcoming funding period? Please use the table below to show the amounts in your reserves at the beginning, year-to-date, and end of your current year, and the amount you plan to have in your reserves by the end of the upcoming funding period.

Table 6

Year Year start Year start (US) Year-to-date Year-to-date (US) Year end Year end (US)
Current year (e.g. 2017) 0 0 0 0 0
Upcoming year (e.g. 2018) - - - - 0 0
2. How much FDC funding is your organization requesting to add to your reserves in the upcoming funding period? If you are not requesting any FDC funding to add to your reserves in the upcoming funding period, you can write zero.
  • We are not requesting FDC funding to add to our reserves in the upcoming funding period.

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, and do not include operating expenses or staff salaries, which will be described in separate tables. 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, for example. The programs listed in this table should correspond to the programs you have listed in the programs section of this proposal form.

Table 7

Budget for FLA Currency requested US dollars
Content Enrichment 1,675,000 25,125
Skill Building 2,275,000 34,125
Partnerships Development 1,675,000 25,125
Leadership Building 2,425,000 36,375
Total program expenses (should equal the sum of the rows) 8,050,000 120,750

Table 7 notes: If your organization has significant funding designated for specific programs (e.g. a restricted grant), please make a note of that here.

2. Total expenses. Please use this table to summarize your organization's total expenses overall.
These are divided into three categories: (1) staff expenses from Table 4 (including expenses for staff working on both 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 Currency requested US dollars
Program expenses (total from Table 7, excludes staff) 8,550,000 120,750
Operations (excludes staff and programs) 2,050,000 30,750
Upcoming staff total expenses (from Table 4) 4,288,963+(1,000,000+426,700)[5]= 5,715,663 85,734,95
Total expenses (should equal the sum of the rows) 16,315,663 244,734.95

Table 8 notes:


  1. Access to Knowledge program of the Centre for Internet & Society team, learn more about the Centre for Internet & Society here, learn more about the Access to Knowledge program here
  2. This amount included in-kind support of INR 1,426,700
  3. A2K team has not collated all the responses, Community Advocates conducted survey for their respective communities
  4. a b in-kind support
  5. In-kind support

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