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Wiki Advocates Philippines User Group Community Fund 2024
start date2024-06-172024-07-01T00:00:00Z
end date2025-03-172025-06-30T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)5024800 PHP
amount requested (USD)83822.8 USD [note 1]
amount recommended (USD)69730
amount recommended (local currency)3800000 PHP
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
funding regionESEAP
decision fiscal year2023-24
funding program roundRound 2
organization (if applicable)Wiki Advocates Philippines User Group

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Applicant information[edit]

Organization name or Wikimedia Username for individuals. (required)
Wiki Advocates Philippines User Group
Do you have any approved General Support Fund requests? (required)
Yes, I have already applied and received a General Support Fund
You are applying as a(n). (required)
Wikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
Are your group or organization legally registered in your country? (required)
Do you have a fiscal sponsor?
Fiscal organization name.

Main proposal[edit]

1. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be a title for the Meta-Wiki page. (required)
Wiki Advocates Philippines User Group Community Fund 2024
2. Do you want to apply for the multi-year funding or renewal process? (required)
2.1. For how many years of multi-year funding are you applying? (required)
2.2. Provide a brief overview of Year 2 and Year 3 of the proposed plan and how this relates to the current proposal and your strategic plan? (required)


3. Proposed start date. (required)
4. Proposed end date. (required)
5. Does your organization or group have an Affiliate or Organizational Annual Plan that can help us understand your proposal? If yes, please provide it. (required)
6. Does your affiliate, organization or group have a Strategic Plan that can help us understand your proposal? If yes, please provide it. (required)
7. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)
8. What are your programs, approaches, and strategies? What are the challenges that you are trying to address and how will your strategies support you in addressing these challenges? (required)

The previous programs being conducted through the received community fund last fiscal year have fruited numerous positive outcomes, from surpassing the number of target edits in Wikiprojects, involvement in global activities through the Let’s Connect program, and even tapping the Movement Strategy Implementation grant when the additional need for the Leadership Initiative program has arisen. Annual campaigns led by the group will still be conducted since we were able to materialize a systematic approach to conducting those activities. This year’s planned activities are incorporated with new programs proposed by our dedicated volunteers, although targeting the same advocacies on feminism and gender, language, and environment, but with a different approach that would align with the community's needs and interests.

Diversity activities include our annual Art+Feminism Campaign, SheSaid Drive, and a proposed celebration of Pride Month through editing an LGBTQ+A focus.

Education programs would further focus on our initiated WikiDunong program, as supported by our partnership with the Educational Program Specialist of the Department of Education in Camarines Sur.

Language Initiatives will be under the overall program of Salbar Tataramon, which translates to Save the Language, by ensuring larger contributions to the Wikiboses Project, hatching the Rinconada Wiktionary, and preparing the Central Bikol Wiktionary for its mobile application edition. A new initiative under this program is “1Lit 1 Piece: Words Uncaged,” which will focus on local literary works being documented on the local Wikipedia, and quotable passages to be used in the development of our local Wikiquote projects. Lexeme editing has also been explored by our Language Committee; thus, it will go along with the regular Wiktionary Edit-a-thon.

Human rights initiatives with a particular focus on the environment and climate change will be covered through the Grow Green, Breath Clean Program, Climate Change edit-a-thon, and Earth Day 2025 celebration. As we have celebrated Human Rights Day in 2024 through community immersion, the group will continue to provide a more understandable transcript of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which we initiated with the Central Bikol language.

We have opted to reconstruct the proposal we have submitted in the past year to consider the improvements in the specific areas we have worked on. The setting up of the office, which officially functioned both as a learning hub and an editing space for volunteer editors, has been a gateway to inviting prospective candidates to be regular members of the group. Since the office has its own internet connection, devices, and several books being donated by our sponsors and donors, it has been a co-learning space among its users and our organization.

Several community immersions were also conducted by our group, during Human Rights Day and on our Women at Work photowalk. We determined that in order to provide inclusion, we must also target those who aren’t capable of editing. While we were able to document the information gathered from them, this has also been a process of extracting from the end users the information on what specific topics they would want to have on our local wikiprojects.

Also, several of our volunteers have also been invited to take part in engaging in learning clinics or at least utilize the resources in them. There is a great shift from concentrating on our own organization to diving into the global community of Wikimedia.

These three positive changes have led us to not simply rely on annual campaigns we run to have great impacts on the community and Wikimedia projects. Each activity we have enumerated is both led by new organizers, preparing them for future leadership roles within the organization and volunteer roles in the wider Wikimedia movement. This will be a simultaneous effort to improve the local wiki projects, recruit more volunteers, and, more importantly, develop new leaders inside our organization.

Throughout the whole year, we were able to craft our policies on registering new members and also our tracking system of volunteer hours. The visibility of volunteer hours among our members has motivated them to sustain their support in our day-to-day activities. The learning space we have made it possible for them to constantly engage in editing, learn new things in Wikimedia projects through our online and printed resources, and conduct small training for random visitors. Sustainability was achieved through our volunteer management system.

The visibility of our advocacies and group information provided by our website has also been key for partners and donors to provide support for our organization. The site is still being developed, and we are looking at ways in which we could also outsource support aside from the support we receive through the community fund. Having been legally registered as an organization in the Philippines has also put us in a more legitimate position.

The Movement Strategy Implementation Grant we have received through the Hatch-A-Wikimedian project also circles back to the further development of our volunteers. This ensures that even with the absence of guidance from the core members, the group is equipped with several leaders who would pursue our goals. This is also in preparation for an expansion of our advocacy work in the coming years, where we will need additional experienced Wikimedians within our group.

For our campaigns, several agencies have communicated with us, such as the Department of Education Camarines Sur for our education project, Climate Tracker Asia for our environmental initiatives, the Consulate of Ukraine Manila for an opportunity to be involved in the annual Ukraine Cultural Diplomacy Month, Rigmat Inititiative for our language preservation projects, and Camarines Sur Polytechnic College of Nabua for our 1Lib1Ref campaigns. For global partnerships, we are in communication with Wikimedia Serbia for a joint educational program and Art+Feminism for gender empowerment areas. Doing activities with these institutions and groups ensures the achievement of our projects, aside from the current volunteers we have and the fund support we receive from the WMF.

Monthly User Group Meet-ups - This proves to be an effective approach to hearing from our volunteers the support they would need, the ideas they contribute for the benefit of our existing programs, and building a stronger foundation as a user group.

Volunteer management system - This will be continued as part of monitoring the engagement of each and determining which among the members are to be assigned as leaders for the committees we have, lead organizers for the campaigns, or trainers for workshops we conduct.

Community Immersion - This goes beyond mere editing of Wikimedia projects, we directly hear testimonies from the community and our end users. There, we were able to determine the specific areas in which we would need to work on our local Wikimedia projects. This is also an effective way of encouraging new volunteers to take part in our advocacy.

Utilizing Let’s Connect - Through its resources, we will be equipped with skills as community organizers, ranging from the usage of wiki tools, embedding equity in work, and even techniques for overcoming burnout. This is also a good venue for our volunteers to meet other wikimedians across the globe and a space for us to share our experiences and capacities.

Joining Global Campaigns - The campaigns we enumerated in the previous grant request will still be implemented as part of our participation in global campaigns on bridging gender gaps, improving articles on Wikipedia with visuals through the WPWP, and its reliability through the 1Lib1ref campaign.

Pilot implementation of local programs - Aside from the annual campaigns we run, we have reviewed the best ideas among the volunteers, and we plan to execute some of these new programs this year. .

9. What categories are your main programs and related activities under? Please select all that apply. (required)
Category Yes/No
Education Yes
Culture, heritage or GLAM Yes
Gender and diversity Yes
Community support and engagement Yes
Participation in campaigns and contests Yes
Public policy advocacy No
Other No


9.1.1. Select all your programs and activities for Education. (required)
Wiki Club, Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom or other Reading/Evaluating Wikipedia Training, Editing Wikipedia Training, Wikidata programs, Wikimedia Commons programs
Other programs and activities if any: N/A
9.1.2. Select all relevant audience groups for Education. (required)
Secondary school students, Vocational, tertiary, or higher education, Teachers or professors
Other groups if any: N/A

Culture, heritage or GLAM

9.2. Select all your programs and activities for Culture, heritage or GLAM. (required)
Documenting or incubating languages on Wikimedia projects, Introducing new approaches to underrepresented culture and heritage, e.g. decolonising or reparative work; oral and visual knowledge; outreach to communities of origin, indigenous and first nations self-determination, Supporting GLAM professionals to incorporate use of Wikimedia in their work, through documentation, training, or Wikimedian in Residence programs, Partnering with institutions, professional associations, and allied organizations to raise awareness of open culture, ethical sharing, and related issues
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Gender and diversity

9.3. Select all your programs and activities for Gender and diversity.
Bringing in women and/or gender diverse participants and editors, Focusing on creating content about women and/or gender diverse groups, including biographies, intersectional topic areas and/or adding images, Focusing on creating content about marginalized (underrepresented) communities and their knowledge, Building organizer skills in women and diversity groups
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Community support and engagement

9.4. Select all your programs and activities for Community support and engagement.
On-wiki training of community members, Off-wiki training of community members, Organizing meetups, conferences, and community events, Supporting community members' participation in events and conferences, Offering microgrants and other financial support to community members , Offering non financial support and services to community members (equipment, space, books, etc.)
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Participation in campaigns and contests

9.5. Select all campaigns that apply. (required)
1Lib1Ref, Art+Feminism, Wiki Loves Women, WikiForHumanRights, WikiGap, Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos, Wikipedia Birthday or Anniversary
Other programs and activities if any: N/A
10. Please include a link to or upload a timeline (operational calendar) for your programs and activities. (required)
11. Describe your team. (required)

Please refer to our website for the committee in charge: https://wikiadvocatesph.org/

Here's also the list of the current board and officers, as well as the volunteers in our group: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiAdvocates/Members

12. Will you be working with any internal (Wikimedia) or external partners? Describe the characteristics of these partnerships and bring a few examples of the most significant partnerships. (required)

Yes, for our gender-gap campaigns, we are working with Art+Feminism and Wiki Loves Women. For our human rights and environmental advocacy, we are in coordination with the global WikiForHumanRights campaign. The education program we are running is under the Department of Education in Camarines Sur. For our GLAM program, specifically on 1Lib1ref, we are in communication with the Camarines Sur Polytechnic College in Nabua, Camarines Sur. Language preservation is supported by the Rigmat Collective in the Bicol Region. This year, we have run the Ukraine Cultural Diplomacy Month with the help of Consulate of Ukraine in Manila and will continue partnerships for the next year.

13. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select all that apply. (required)
Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Improve User Experience, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Ensure Equity in Decision-making, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Identify Topics for Impact


Wikimedia Metrics[edit]

14. Please select and fill out Wikimedia Metrics for your proposal. (recommended)
14.1. Number of participants, editors, and organizers.

All metrics provided are optional, please fill them out if they are aligned with your programs and activities.

Participants, editors, and organizers
Metrics name Target Description
Number of all participants 100 N/A
Number of all editors 100 N/A
Number of new editors 50
Number of retained editors 30
Number of all organizers 15 N/A
Number of new organizers 5
14.2. Number of new content contributions to Wikimedia projects. (recommended)
Contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Created Edited or improved
Wikipedia 100 50
Wikimedia Commons 3000 500
Wikidata 2000 500
Wiktionary 1000 500
Wikimedia Incubator 1000 500
Wikiquote 1000 500
Wikifunctions / Abstract Wikipedia
Description for Wikimedia projects contributions metrics. (optional)

Other Metrics[edit]

15. Do you have other quantitative and qualitative targets for your project (other metrics)? (required)
Other Metrics Description Target
Expertise on campaign tools These are mastery in certain tools being used in campaign organizing, such as list-building, petscan, etc. 5
Identified gaps This is not limited to article-related gaps but also to gender-related gaps on the scope of participation in activities and on editors involved in improvement of Wikimedia projects 3
Wikimedia Incubator projects Development These are the both the existing incubator projects under the Wikimedia Incubator and the possible languages that can have an official incubator project to work on. 2
Alignment to Movement Strategy These are programs that directly aligns to the implementation of the Movement Strategy 7
Leadership Development among members Having an administrator in wikiproject and campaign organizer to lead events 5


16. Will you have any other revenue sources when implementing this proposal (e.g. other funding, membership contributions, donations)? (required)
16.1. List other revenue sources. (required)


16.2. Approximately how much revenue will you have from other sources in your local currency? (required)
17. Your local currency. (required)
18. What is the total requested amount in your local currency? (required)
5024800 PHP
Multi-year funding request summary
Year Amount (local currency)
Year 1 N/A PHP
Year 2 N/A PHP
Year 3 N/A PHP
Requested amount in USD
83822.8 USD [note 1]
Multi-year funding request summary in USD
Year Amount USD [note 1]
Year 1 N/A USD
Year 2 N/A USD
Year 3 N/A USD
  1. a b c The following amount in US dollars was calculated by Wikimedia Foundation staff using the fixed currency rates. This amount is approximate and may not reflect the actual currency exchange rates on the day of submission or distribution. If the application is funded, the funding will be sent in the recipient’s local currency.
19. Does this proposal include compensation for staff or contractors? (required)
19.1. How many paid staff members do you plan to have? (required)

Include the number of staff and contractors during the proposal period. If you have short-term contractors or staff, please include them separately and mention their terms.

There will be 4 full time staff.
19.2. How many FTEs (full-time equivalents) in total? (required)

Include the total FTE of staff and contractors during the proposal period. If you have short-term contractors or staff, please include their FTEs with the terms separately.

There will be 4 full time staff.
19.3. Describe any staff or contractor changes compared to the current year / ongoing General Support Fund if any. (required only for returning grantees)
There will be an additional staff member who will provide office support. Since our office operates on a day-to-day basis, from Monday through Friday, we would need additional support in accommodating users, conducting training, and maintaining the office space.
20. Please provide an overview of your overall budget categories in your local currency. The budget breakdown should include only the amount requested with this General Support Fund (required).
Budget category Amount in local currency
Staff and contractor costs 2304000 PHP
Operational costs 2720800 PHP
Programmatic costs 5024800 PHP
21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)


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