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Advancing Wikipedia, wiki projects, and free knowledge in Ukraine, 2022 and beyond
Please see the answer in the supplementary document — [1]
start date1-Jan-2022
end date31-Dec-2023
budget (local currency)USD
budget (USD)299,069.30 USD
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
grantees• AntonProtsiuk (WMUA) — primary contact NickK — secondary contact
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia Ukraine (Вікімедіа Україна)


This is an automatically generated page based on the applicant's application on the Wikimedia Foundation's Grantee Portal on Fluxx.

Overview[edit]

What is the main objective of your proposal?

Please see the answer in the supplementary document — [2]

What are the main challenges you are trying to solve and your proposed solution?

Ukraine is one of Europe’s largest countries, and Ukrainian Wikipedia is among the top-20 Wikipedia language editions. The main challenge informing our work is developing the ecosystem of free knowledge in Ukraine by advancing Wikipedia and its sister projects (both in the Ukrainian language and in other languages of the ethnic groups traditionally inhabiting Ukraine), as well as free knowledge more broadly.

Per our strategic direction, Wikimedia Ukraine has a five-prong approach to solving this challenge:

  • 1) Fostering content enrichment of Wikimedia projects (e.g. organizing content campaigns such as article & photo contests, both with external partners and as support to community initiatives; cooperating with partners to advance GLAM projects)
  • 2) Increasing the number and diversity of Wikimedia volunteers (e.g. working with institutions to implement the Wikipedia Education Program, holding events to attract underrepresented groups such as women or Crimean Tatars)
  • 3) Providing support to the existing Wikimedia community and working to develop its capacity (e.g. holding conferences and other events, conducting training sessions, providing scholarships for external events)
  • 4) Working to increase awareness about Wikipedia and the Wikimedia movement (e.g. working with media outlets, developing our presence on social media, creating informational materials)
  • 5) Advocating for policy changes beneficial for free knowledge development (e.g. advocating for “free panorama” in Ukraine)

In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of three options that most apply.

Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Identify Topics for Impact, Evaluate, Iterate, and Adapt

Where will this proposal be implemented?

Ukraine

Do you want to apply for multi-year funding?

Yes

Project Proposal[edit]

Describe your main strategies to achieve the objective and the activities you will be developing as part of these strategies.

Please see the answer in the supplementary document — [3]

What is your organization or group's mission?

To assist the realization of the human right to use the common heritage of mankind through supporting initiatives on generating, developing, sharing, and popularising free knowledge.

Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries?

Local

Please state if you will be carrying out any of these activities within your programs? Select all that apply.

Organizing Meet-up online, Organizing Meet-up offline, Workshops, Edit-A-Thons, Train-the-Trainer, Photowalk, Contest, Photo/Media campaign, Wiki Loves campaign, Conference/Event Organizing, Media outreach campaign, Central organizing for movement campaign

Are you running any in-person events or activities?

Yes

Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified content knowledge gaps?

Content Gender gap, Geography, Language, Important Topics (topics considered to be of impact or important in the specific context), Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select all categories that apply.

Gender Identity, Geographic, Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Linguistic / Language

Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or thematic focus.

Education, Culture, heritage or GLAM, Advocacy, Human Rights, Public Policy, Open Technology, Diversity

Please tell us more about your target participants.

Generally, Wikimedia Ukraine has two target audiences in our activities – 1) the general public (everyone potentially interested in our mission and willing to advance free knowledge by editing Wikipedia or other means); 2) members of the Wikimedia community (people who are already editing Wikipedia or participating in other way but could benefit from our support).

Our promotional and media activities are generally geared towards the former audience. We hold public events such as lectures and webinars, communicate with the media, support multiple social media accounts, create informational materials such as infographics and videos, and use other means to tell as wide an audience as possible.

One subset of this general audience are the groups generally underrepresented in the Wikimedia community. While there are multiple aspects of diversity we are focusing on, two major points of focus currently relate to women and ethnic minorities and particularly the preservation of their languages, particularly Crimean Tatars.

For the latter audience (the Wikimedia community), we provide scholarships and grants, hold training and experience sharing events, communicate interesting opportunities, provide support to community members’ initiatives, among other activities.

To retain our events’ participants, we use various communications mechanisms, such as inviting them to subscribe to our news – and making it easy to do so by supporting various communications tools such as social media accounts and newsletters – or sending periodic talk page invitations to our activities to participants who’ve grown less active. We also work to provide a pleasant and rewarding experience for participants during the events themselves so they are motivated to stay in the Wikimedia projects and participate in Wikimedia Ukraine’s activities in the future.

Do you have plans to work with other Wikimedia communities, groups or affiliates in your country, or in other countries, to implement this proposal?

Yes

Please tell us about these connections online and offline and how you have let Wikimedia communities know about this proposal.

Please see the answer in the supplementary document — [4]

Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedian partners to implement this proposal? Please describe these partnerships.

Yes
Please see the answer in the supplementary document — [5]

How do you hope to sustain or expand the work carried out in this proposal after the grant?

Please see the answer in the supplementary document — [6]

Have you received grants from the Wikimedia Foundation before?

Applied previously and did receive a grant

Have you received grants from any non-wiki organization before?

No

Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Wikimedia Ukraine has a robust team of volunteers and staff members working to advance our mission and develop our activities.

We’re a volunteer-driven organisation, led by the Board & supported by the Audit Committee; both are elected once a year by the General Assembly of NGO members.

The Board includes seven people:

  • Illia Korniiko (user:Ilya), Chair of the Board
  • Bohdan Melnychuk (u:Base), First Vice Chair & Secretary
  • Mykola Kozlenko (u:NickK), Vice Chair & Treasurer
  • Ihor Makovskyi (u:Mcoffsky), responsible for the ""Content Enrichment” program
  • Nataliia Lastovets (u:EleNte), ""Increasing Participation"" program
  • Anton Obozhyn (u:Tohaomg), ""Community Support and Development"" program
  • Olha Milianovych (u:MeOlya), ""Awareness about Wikimedia"" & ""Advocacy"" programs

More information about the Board — https://ua.wikimedia.org/?curid=1328.

The Audit Committee includes three people:

  • Serhii Lypko (user:Сергій Липко)
  • Maryna Liutynska (u:Марина Лютинська)
  • Viacheslav Mamon (u:Venzz)

More information about the Audit Committee — [7].

To support our work, we have several staff members:

  • Programs Coordinator; 1 FTE; Anton Protsiuk
  • Communications Manager; 1 FTE; Vitalii Petrushko
  • Accountant; 1 FTE; Olena Muzychenko
  • Office Manager; 0.75 FTE transitioning to 1 FTE; Oksana Rodikova

We also have several program-specific contractors:

  • education program & GLAM Manager; Hanna Osadchuk
  • international WLE manager; Anastasia Petrova
  • advocacy manager; Pavlo Kostin

More information about staff & contractors — https://ua.wikimedia.org/?curid=3526. Organizational chart for 2021 — https://w.wiki/4LE$.

Our activities wouldn’t be possible without dozens of volunteers who help organize one or several projects, though it’s hardly possible to list all of them here.

Please state if your organization or group has a Strategic Plan that can help us further understand your proposal. You can also upload it here. (optional)

Upload Strategic Plan

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

Please see the answer in the supplementary document — [8]

Core Metrics[edit]

Enter a description of the metric and a number in the target field. If the metric does not apply to you, enter N/A for not applicable.

Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Please see the spreadsheet with Wikimedia Ukraine's detailed metrics plan with distribution for each program — [9] 7350
Number of editors Please see the spreadsheet with Wikimedia Ukraine's detailed metrics plan with distribution for each program — [10] 6290
Number of organizers Please see the spreadsheet with Wikimedia Ukraine's detailed metrics plan with distribution for each program — [11] 230
Wikipedia Please see the spreadsheet with Wikimedia Ukraine's detailed metrics plan with distribution for each program — [12] 8050
Wikidata Please see the spreadsheet with Wikimedia Ukraine's detailed metrics plan with distribution for each program — [13] 440
Wikimedia Commons Please see the spreadsheet with Wikimedia Ukraine's detailed metrics plan with distribution for each program — [14] 101190
Wikiquote Please see the spreadsheet with Wikimedia Ukraine's detailed metrics plan with distribution for each program — [15] 500
Please see the spreadsheet with Wikimedia Ukraine's detailed metrics plan with distribution for each program — [16] Wikisource 420

If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.


Additional Metrics[edit]

Enter a description of the metric and a number in the target field. If the metric does not apply to you, enter N/A for not applicable.

Additional Metrics Description Target
Number of editors that continue to participate/retained after activities
Number of organizers that continue to participate/retained after activities
Number of strategic partnerships that contribute to longer term growth, diversity and sustainability Please see the spreadsheet with Wikimedia Ukraine's detailed metrics plan with distribution for each program — [17] 154
Feedback from participants on effective strategies for attracting and retaining contributors
Diversity of participants brought in by grantees
Number of people reached through social media publications
Number of activities developed
Number of volunteer hours
Number of stories prepared for blog & social media The number of original stories for Wikimedia Ukraine's blog and / or social media accounts that focus on Wikipedia, Wikimedia projects, Wikimedia Ukraine's activity, free knowledge 120

What other information will you be collecting to learn about the impacts of your activities? (optional)

Please see the answer in the supplementary document — https://docs.google.com/document/d/15Q-xE3OirlXOC--Ye9A1VY1Vv4Avm_dF2zXYGlffojo/edit#heading=h.zehvzuq36gn7

What tools would you use to measure each metric selected?

We use a variety of tools within the Wikimedia ecosystem to measure our metrics.

Some examples:

  • Quarry (e.g. for measuring the number of participating editors, particularly new editors)
  • Outreach Dashboard (e.g. for measuring the number of editors)
  • Wikimedia hashtag search (e.g. for measuring the number of articles)
  • PetScan

We also use multiple external tools, such as Google Forms (e.g. for measuring the number of participants & gathering their feedback) or social media analytics tools

How do you hope to share these results so that others can learn from them?

Make a short presentation of the experience, Create a training workshop to show others what we learned, Share results on social media, Participate in one on one peer sharing session with other grantees, Develop learning material for other users, Share it on Meta-Wiki

Financial Proposal[edit]

What is the amount you are requesting from WMF? Please provide this amount in your local currency. If you are thinking about a multi-year fund, please provide the amount for the first year.

USD

What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

139102 USD

Please share your budget for this proposal.

Please refer to the spreadsheet with our budget plan — [18]

By submitting your proposal/funding request you agree that you are in agreement with the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and the Universal Code of Conduct.

I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friend Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.

Yes

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