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Wikimedia Community Malta Simple Annual Plan 2024
start date2024-01-012024-01-01T00:00:00Z
end date2024-12-312024-12-31T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)42532 EUR
amount requested (USD)46602.91 USD [note 1]
amount recommended (USD)46602.91
amount recommended (local currency)42532 EUR
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
funding regionNWE
decision fiscal year2023-24
funding program roundRound 1
organization (if applicable)Wikimedia Community Malta

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Applicant information[edit]

Organization name or Wikimedia Username for individuals. (required)
Wikimedia Community Malta
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)
Wikimedia Community Malta Simple Annual Plan 2024
2. Do you want to apply for the multi-year funding or renewal process? (required)
Yes, consider this as a renewal application for one year
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)

Please see the attached Strategic Plan and the Organizational Annual Plan link above for an outline of programs, approaches and strategies.

We are particularly active in producing more online text written in the Maltese language, which has been identified by the European Commission as in danger of digital extinction. This is particularly relevant across mt.wikipedia and Wikidata. We are also active in the area of sharing information about Malta and anything directly related to Malta around the world, while also ensuring that knowledge about Malta and anything Maltese is available to everyone, while working to make knowledge accessible to all to Malta and in the Maltese language.

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)
Editing Wikipedia Training, Translation, Research, Wikidata programs, Wikimedia Commons programs
Other programs and activities if any: N/A
9.1.2. Select all relevant audience groups for Education. (required)
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 institutions to open up their collections, data, metadata, and research, 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, Focusing on knowledge equity by bringing in contributors from underrepresented communities, Building organizer skills in women and diversity groups, Fomenting female leadership within the movement (either staff, members or boards)
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.
Off-wiki training of community members, Organizing meetups, conferences, and community events, Supporting community members' participation in events and conferences, 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)
Art+Feminism, CEE Spring, Feminism and Folklore, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Folklore, Wiki Loves Monuments
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)

Wikimedia Community Malta has an appropriate team to implement this proposal.

User:Nevborg, the Wikimedia Community User Group Malta President, chairs regular (approx. monthly) meetings to ensure smooth strategic and operational procedures. Furthermore, along with User:ToniSant (who is also a Wikimedian in Residence with Times of Malta) we have a small number of active volunteers who work closely with us. Aside from Claire Sinagra, who is a new board member, these include experienced Wikimedians like:


These community members have worked directly with WCM over the past years and continue to work with us to deliver and enhance our program of activities. Furthermore, User:Leli_Forte and User:Chrisportelli remain active administrators on mt.wikipedia with occasional interaction with WCM.

Most significantly, since 2022 we have also engaged Enrique Tabone (User:EnriqueTabone) as Program Coordinator. It is planned that she will continue in this role, with an eye on enhanced capacity beyond 2024.

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)


(Please note: some of these internal links may not be updated as WCM is in the process of migrating its website during Q4 of 2023).


  • M3P Foundation - with whom we have a standing collaboration agreement based on joint aims relating to MediaWiki use in Malta. We aim to continue getting internet service and office space through them while making a reasonable financial contribution towards these services, which evidently involve 3rd party costs, as we've done in 2022 and 2023.
  • Times of Malta - with whom we initiated a long-term Wikimedian in Residence program in 2023, which will be one of our flagship activities in 2024.
  • University of Malta - our Education program is integrated within our Language Project, wherein we collaborate with two academic programs at this higher education institution: one is for translation studies and the other is on computational linguistics.
  • Heritage Malta - with whom we have re-initiated contact after Covid-19 interruptions through the International Museum Day in May.
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, Provide for Safety and Inclusion, Ensure Equity in Decision-making, Coordinate Across Stakeholders, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Manage Internal Knowledge


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 This is the approximate average number of editors, students, and uploaders who actively participate in our activities throughout the year.
Number of all editors 12 This does not include existing or new uploaders on photo contests but rather Wikipedia and Wikidata editors.
Number of new editors 8
Number of retained editors 4
Number of all organizers 4 This does not include collaborating organizers from within partner organizations such as the University of Malta, GLAM organizations, etc.
Number of new organizers 1
14.2. Number of new content contributions to Wikimedia projects. (recommended)
Contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Created Edited or improved
Wikipedia 500 1000
Wikimedia Commons 1000 500
Wikidata 1000 1000
Wikimedia Incubator
Translatewiki 100 100
Wikifunctions / Abstract Wikipedia 100 100
Description for Wikimedia projects contributions metrics. (optional)

New Wikicommons uploads come mainly from Wiki Loves contests, and improvements are mainly on categorization.

The Wikidata figures are a rough conservative estimate.

We have 4 active community members working ad hoc on Traslatewiki, and work on this is performed on a needs/request basis rather than systematically.

Wikifunctions/Abstract Wikipedia is on our list of new projects to explore in 2024 and we'll be doing this with a researcher from the Department of Computational Linguistics at the University of Malta.

You can view our general metrics from previous activities on this Google document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NUEuU2g_A__xk1TtemF3c3TH_s0Xyk6p1fnCdzRQi6Y/edit?usp=sharing

Our metrics are derived and monitored largely through the Outreach Dashboard: https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/campaigns/wikimedia_community_malta/programs

We will also continue to use Montage for Wiki Loves photo contests' judging.

Other Metrics[edit]

15. Do you have other quantitative and qualitative targets for your project (other metrics)? (required)
Other Metrics Description Target
Continuity This is a major metric for our user group. We give great importance to whether we're able to resume a photo or article editing contest from year to year and whether we're able to maintain a baseline level of activity, more so that number of uploads or edits. N/A
Retention This is another major metric for our user group. We find that it's better to engage with existing editors and uploaders to ensure that they're happy to continue to engage with Wikimedia projects than it is to seek new editors and uploaders, even if we still do the latter, to some degree or other. N/A


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)
42532 EUR
Multi-year funding request summary
Year Amount (local currency)
Year 1 N/A EUR
Year 2 N/A EUR
Year 3 N/A EUR
Requested amount in USD
46602.91 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.

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.

0.2 FTE
19.3. Describe any staff or contractor changes compared to the current year / ongoing General Support Fund if any. (required only for returning grantees)
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 contactor costs 9680 EUR
Operational costs 17172 EUR
Programmatic costs 15680 EUR
21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)

Additional information[edit]

22. In this optional space you can add any other additional information about your proposal or organization that you think can help us when reviewing your proposal. (optional)

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