The Conference & Event Grants program provides funding and planning support to groups or organizations to host local or regional conferences that bring Wikimedians together for experience sharing, skill building, and networking.
Conference & Events grant program update
Please note that starting September 9, 2019 all recent temporary restrictions for Conference & Events grants has been lifted, and all grant proposals will be welcomed and considered.
However, as aligned with the Wikimedia Movement’s strategic direction, striving to be a robust and Thriving movement, we will highly welcome and prioritize proposals:
That consider partnering with affiliates and creating regional/thematic coalitions within the movement, to align agendas, enhance equity and to invest in movement leadership infrastructure, for a greater strategic impact.
That include an outreach component by partnering with open knowledge allies, to expand our global footprint.
That welcome and empower new participants and contributors in the Wikimedia movement, that will include a clear and scalable newcomers engagement plan.
Grant requests are accepted 2 times per year following the schedule below
Contact us at conferencegrantswikimedia.org as soon as you begin planning an event to discuss timelines and eligibility. It is important to inform the conference grant program officer of your plans to apply at least two months before the application cycle begins.
Round 1 2019-2020 schedule
Proposal deadline: 9 September 2019
Staff eligibility review and feedback: 9 - 20 September 2019