Grants:PEG/WM EE/Start up

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This submission to the Wikimedia Foundation Grants Program was funded in the fiscal year 2010-11. This is a grant to an organization.

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Legal name of chapter
Wikimedia Eesti
Grant contact name
Ivo Kruusamägi
Grant contact e-mail
Grant contact title (position)
Board member
Project lead name
Ivo Kruusamägi
Full project name
Start up
Amount requested (in USD)
$ 6000
Provisional target start date
August 2010
Provisional completion date
December 2011

Budget breakdown[edit]

  • "Wikipedia in schools" project: $ 1200
Visiting ca. 40 schools around Estonia. The transportation costs would be around $ 600.
There will be conducted a survey about usage and knowledge of Wikipedia among students and teachers − $ 400.
To provide a lunch to the people that go there to give lectures about Wikipedia and conduct a survey − $ 200.
  • Travel: $ 1200
To cover the transportation costs for the people who take part of the chapter meetings and chapter activities (for example: go somewhere to give a lecture about Wikipedia).
  • All other (i.e. 2011) projects: $ 1800
To cover the costs of projects planned for the year 2011.
For example: a big Wikipedia conference in autumn 2011, to start the cooperation project with the local municipalities (about the articles of municipalities, towns, villages etc.), projects with the museums and unions, project to get new texts for Vikitekstid (local Wikisource), new picture collecting operation (similar to current Vikipeedia:HELP), arranging meetings for Wikipedia writers, etc.
As we are very successful with working with minimal budget (or even without that) then this is still realistic to achieve all that listed before.
  • Legal fees: $ 600
  • Promotional materials: $ 600
  • All other expenses: $ 600
For renting rooms, printing out materials, buying office materials and so on.

Project scope[edit]

All the projects are in the different stage of planning but to conduct them we need money. When we get this chapter up and running then we hope to get the future funding from the state and from donations.

Project goal[edit]

The goal is to make as many successful projects from that money as possible. Show that Wikimedia Eesti is a successful organization and ensure the financial sustainability by gaining local sponsors.

Non-financial requirements[edit]

There are no non-financial requirements.

Fit to strategy[edit]

The project will call into existence a large amount of different projects that will hopefully help to get more people contributing to the project, increasing people awareness of Wikipedia and boosting up the development of Estonian and Võro Wikipedias.

Other benefits[edit]

We hope to can get a lot positive media attention with our projects, which may also persuade more people to give their materials out for free.

Measures of success[edit]

We will consider this start up a success if many projects are carried out and the chapter becomes well known, good working and financially supported.