Grants:PEG/Satdeep Gill/Punjabi Wikimedians Community Space

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Punjabi Wikimedians Community Space
To start a community space for Punjabi Wikimedians
targetPunjabi Wikimedia projects
strategic priorityIncrease Participation
start dateMarch
start year2016
end dateMay
end year2016
budget (local currency)46,650 INR
budget (USD)US$680
grant typeplease specify whether this grant is for an individual, group, or organization
non-profit statusNo
creatorSatdeep Gill
contact(s)• satdeepgill(_AT_)gmail.comParveer Grewal
organization• Punjabi Wikimedians


We are going to create a community space for the Community members of Punjabi Wikimedia projects where high speed internet will be available and editors can come and edit anytime. As of now there are community spaces in only a few countries like Germany, Austria, France etc. This will be the first community space in India and we hope to motivate others to do it. (Just like the formation of Maithili Wikimedians User Group after Punjabi Wikimedians got recognized.)



Regular meetups[edit]

  • We are going to have regular meetups at this community space. (At least 3 meetups in the next three months)

Expected participants per meetup: 10-15

WCI related meetings[edit]

  • Punjabi Wikimedia is going to organize WikiConference India 2016 and this community space will be used for all of its Patiala meetings.

Expected participants per meeting: 5-10


  • We plan to have a number in-house edit-a-thons during the coming months. Last year we requested reference books from Wikimedia India] to add references in Punjabi Wikipedia articles and we have added around 100 references as well. But we feel the potential has not been realized yet. In-house edit-a-thons by using these books will make a big impact. (At least 3 edit-a-thons in the next three months)

Expected participants per event: 5-10


  • We will be organizing training workshops as well. Many Punjabi Wikimedians don't know how to use IRC, Mailing lists and various other tools. We will be teaching them all this during the workshop.(At least one training workshop in the next three months)

Expected participants per workshop: 10-15


It will be established in a Residential Colony in Patiala which is the house of two Punjabi Wikimedians (Satdeep Gill and Charan Gill). Their home is also easily accessible for other Punjabi Wikimedians who come from Patiala and Punjabi University, Patiala.

  • Note: All our Patiala meetups took place in Punjabi University, Patiala and the propsoed location is only 1.2 KM away.


Target readership[edit]

Punjabi Wikimedia projects and Wikimedia Commons

Fit with strategy[edit]

What crucial thing will the project try to change or benefit in the Wikimedia movement? Please select the Wikimedia strategic priority(ies) that your project most directly aims to impact and explain how your project fits. Most projects fit all strategic priorities. However, we would like project managers to focus their efforts on impacting 1–2 strategic priorities. Examples of strategic priorities can be found here.

Building infrastructure and Increasing participation: This will help in mentoring editors during meetups and in-house edit-a-thons.

Measures of success[edit]

Please provide a list of both quantitative and qualitative criteria that will be used to determine how successful the project is. You will need to report on the success of the project according to these measures after the project is completed. See the PEG program resources for suggested measures of success.

  • 3 meetups in 3 months. (10-12 editors per meetup)
  • 6 edit-a-thons in 3 months (6-7 editors per edit-a-thon)
  • Training editors at Community Space. (10 editors)
  • No. of articles edited and improved during edit-a-thons. (20 articles per event)

Note: In addition to your project-specific measures of success, you will also be asked to report on some global metrics at the end of your final report. Please keep this in mind as you plan, and we'll support you as you begin your project.

Resources and risks[edit]


Team Members are experienced editors of Punjabi Wikipedia:

Punjabi Wikimedians is a recognized User Group and we have 26 members as of now. 23 out these reside in India. Around 10 out of these make more than 100 edits in a month.

Competitions and Editathons organized in the past: All these have shown results which were noted by communities all over the world.

We have organized some meetups without any funding and from our own pockets:


We don't see any potential risk in the formation of community space.


Please provide a detailed breakdown of project expenses according to the instructions here. See Budget Guidelines.

Grantees are subject to line-item scrutiny of expenses. Changes to the approved budget beyond 10% in any category must be approved in advance.

Project budget table

Community Space[edit]

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Infrastructure White Board 1 1 2,000 2,000 INR
2 Infrastructure Table 1 1 5,000 5,000 INR
3 Infrastructure Chairs 1 20 1,000 20,000 INR
5 Infrastructure Book Shelf 1 1 5,000 5,000 INR
5 Infrastructure Internet per month 3 1500 5650 INR 1,150 Installation charges
6 Infrastructure Room Rent per month 3 3000 9000 INR Nominal rent for covering some basic costs such as electricity, cleaning, maintenance etc.
Total 46,650 INR
Total cost of project
46,650 INR
Total amount requested from the Project and Event Grants program
46,650 INR (24,670 INR remaining from previously funded grant)
Additional sources of revenue that may fund part of this project, and amounts funded

Non-financial requirements[edit]

See a description of non-financial assistance available. Please inform the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) of any requests for non-financial assistance now.

Requests for non-financial assistance, if any


Community notification[edit]

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Here is a link to the summary of the meetup.


Do you think this project should be selected for a Project and Event Grant? Please add your name and rationale for endorsing this project in the list below. Other feedback, questions or concerns from community members are also highly valued, but please post them on the talk page of this proposal.

  • I feel this community space shall give a big boost to the Punjabi Community as a whole. With a good Internet connection ,this can act as a catalyst in the growth of the Punjabi Community. On behalf of Wikimedia India-- Yohannvt (talk) 09:26, 11 March 2016 (UTC)