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Wikimedia MKD Annual grant 2024
start date2024-01-012024-01-01T00:00:00Z
end date2024-12-312024-12-31T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)5489798 MKD
amount requested (USD)95498.4 USD [note 1]
amount recommended (USD)80904
amount recommended (local currency)4555400 MKD
grant typeNonprofit organization with Wikimedia mission
funding regionCEECA
decision fiscal year2023-24
funding program roundRound 1
organization (if applicable)Wikimedia MKD

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Applicant information[edit]

Organization name or Wikimedia Username for individuals. (required)
Wikimedia MKD
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)
Nonprofit organization with Wikimedia mission
Are your group or organization legally registered in your country? (required)
Do you have a fiscal sponsor?
Fiscal organization name.
GLAM Makedonija Skopje

Main proposal[edit]

1. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be a title for the Meta-Wiki page. (required)
Wikimedia MKD Annual grant 2024
2. Do you want to apply for the multi-year funding or renewal process? (required)
No but we would like to apply for multi-year funding next time
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)
North Macedonia
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 main programs are: Education & Science, Community and GLAM & Partnerships.

Through our activities we are trying to eliminate those obstacles and offer a database available for everyone. Our proposal tries to make positive changes that will solve:

1) content gaps and disproportional representation; 2) active participation in volunteer initiatives; and 3) preservation of heritage and data.

We opine that our direction towards addressing these three challenges would contribute to the development of a sustainable knowledge-based society in which individuals could easily access and verify the veracity of the information they encounter every day.


This programme aims to extend and maintain collaborations with educational and scientific institutions with the goals of promoting Wikipedia as an educational resource, getting students and academic staff involved in the Wikimedia movement and producing open educational resources.

It is divided into two sub-programmes:

  • Education (consists of the projects Teachers' conferences, Wiki Clubs, Editing contest for students, Wiki Camp, Professors and Students Mentorships, and Wikidata Workshops); and
  • Science (consists of the projects Wikiexperiments and WikiLectures).

As one of the key programs of the organization, Wikimedia MKD tries to achieve several key strategic education aspects. Establishing new Wiki Clubs and Wiki sections with students will get Wikipedia closer to schools and improve the content. We have 9 Wiki Clubs at the moment all over the country. The recruiting new members and contributors that are willing to improve Wikimedia Projects. Our strength in this project so far is the reputation of the Wiki Clubs. Each club has an appointed coordinator, a member of our organisation. We also train new teachers to edit and contribute and use the Wikipedia in the education process. The teachers’ conferences are an excellent opportunity for improving the community as well. The third strategic aspect are the Wiki Camps. The main purpose of the Camps are to build strong connections between students’ experiences, develop skills and expanding knowledge. It is a good event for engaging new members and activists. Science as a part of Education program includes two related projects for producing free educational videos documenting scientific experiments in physics, chemistry and biology, as well as lectures with proofs of theorems and major results in mathematics and physics.

COMMUNITY The Community programme includes a wide variety of programmes with the goals of identifying topics of interest, filling content gaps, tackling the gender gap and improving content quality. It is divided into four sub-programmes:

  • Editing challenges (consists of the projects Editing days, Editing weekends, Editing competitions, CEE Spring 2024, Editing weeks, #1Lib1Ref, Edit-a-thons, and Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos;
  • Community support (consists of the projects Photohunts, WikiSketch, and WikiTours;
  • Expeditions (consists of the projects Wiki-, Geo-, Archaeo-, and Veloexpeditions; and
  • Photo contests.

Wikimedia MKD tries to increase the number of involved volunteers in the movement that will actively contribute to the development of the Wikimedia Movement in Macedonia. In the next years, several public events will be organized, as well as many workshops on various different topics, mostly concerned with creating new articles on mk.wiki. We organize at least 10 media and press interviews to introduce Wikipedia and user group work to the audience per year. Several projects, like Meet Hungary, Meet Russia, Meet Sweden, Meet Serbia, Meet Italy, were carried out in collaboration with the respective Embassies in Skopje. Negotiation for future collaborations: with the embassies of Poland, Slovakia and UK. The Community programme includes also a wide variety of programmes with the goals of identifying topics of interest, filling content gaps, tackling the gender gap and improving content quality.

GLAM & Partnerships: This programme includes projects based on collaborations with public institutions with the goals of identifying new forms of knowledge, liberating copyrighted content and providing better access to free knowledge.

It is divided into four sub-programmes:

  • GLAM (consists of the projects Wikipedian in Residence, Museums Visits, and Manaki Brothers Project;
  • Partnerships (consists of the projects QRpedia, Exhibitions, Botanic Garden Skopje Project, and MakSport; and
  • Open Government Data.

Strengthening the collaboration with GLAM institutions in North Macedonia, as well as improving the cooperation with GLAM Institutions which already exists and signed memorandum for collaboration (such as The State Archive of Republic of North Macedonia, Museum of Macedonian struggle, Archeological Museum of North Macedonia, Museum of Natural History, Institute of Natural Science in Ohrid, National Parks, etc.). The WiR activities will try to implement WIkimedia projects within WiR work and using the available resources for enriching the contents. Establishing cooperation with new GLAM (like Macedonian Academy of Science, Museum of Contemporary Arts, National Park Mavrovo, City Libraries, Directorate for protection of cultural heritage, etc.) and getting them closer to the projects shall be one of the more important tasks to be accomplished. Workshops, tours, edit-a-thons and training will continue to be held.

This programme includes projects based on collaborations with public institutions with the goals of identifying new forms of knowledge, liberating copyrighted content and providing better access to free knowledge. It is divided into four sub-programmes: QRpedia, Open Government Data and other partnerships. This sub-programme includes miscellaneous projects aimed at producing free knowledge through collaboration with external parties.

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, Wiki Camp, Editing Wikipedia Training, Translation, Wikidata 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, Senior citizens
Other groups if any: N/A

Culture, heritage or GLAM

9.2. Select all your programs and activities for Culture, heritage or GLAM. (required)
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, Building organizer skills in women and diversity groups, Focusing on knowledge equity by bringing in contributors from underrepresented communities, 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.
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, CEE Spring, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Monuments, 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)
The document is uploaded.
11. Describe your team. (required)

Snezhana Shtrkovska, user:Violetova, president: creating and submitting grant proposals, budget planning, WMF liaison, overall projects coordinator; Nikolche Stojanoski, user:MacedonianBoy, board member, creating and submitting grant proposal, WMF liaison, responsible for overall projects planning; Kiril Simeonovski, user:Kiril Simeonovski, board member, creating and submitting grant proposal, WMF liaison; Toni Ristovski, user:Ehrlich91, participant in expeditions Nino Bogdanovski, user:Полупрофесионален Шофер, participant in expeditions Dean Lazarevski, user:Деан Лазаревски, participant in expeditions Nataša Nedanoska, user:NatasaNedanoska, board member and coordinator of Wiki Club Ohrid: event logistics, social events, coordinator of volunteers in Ohrid, responsible for projects maintain in Ohrid; Stojna Arsovska-Donevska, user:Stojnaa, coordinator of Wiki Club Staro Nagoricane, coordinator of volunteers in St. Nagoricane, responsible for projects maintain in St. Nagoricane ; Irena Trajkovska, coordinator of education in the High School Josip Broz Tito: responsible for projects and volunteers coming from that high school; Valentina Trajkoska, user:Vale Trajkoska, coordinator of education: responsible for projects and volunteers in Drachevo; Lili Arsova, user:Lili Arsova, coordinator of education in Veles: responsible for creating events, maintain projects and work with volunteers in Veles; Ana Vishinova, user:Vishinova, GLAM coordinator: GLAM liaison, responsible for planning and maintain GLAM events; Deni Ingilizovski (film producer and editor); Dragana Niseva and Tvelmkd (Wikiclub coordinators); and many members of the core community.

The staff includes the following members:

Nikola Milosevski (Community Coordinator) Ivan Zhivkovikj (Administration and Logistics Coordinator) Tanja Gogoska (Manager for Communication) Boyan Velkovski (Education Project Manager)

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)

We plan to work on implementing this annual plan primarily with the Macedonian Wikipedia community. All projects whose goal is to enrich this language edition and which target editors who are active there will be documented in separate project pages created on the Macedonian Wikipedia. Additionally, target editors will be notified about the projects through other communication channels such as emailing services and social media. Our external partners are the partner institutions we already worked with, as a two Macedonian user groups in the previous years.

13. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select all that apply. (required)
Improve User Experience, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Manage Internal Knowledge, Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Innovate in Free Knowledge, Evaluate, Iterate, and Adapt


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 1172 N/A
Number of all editors N/A N/A
Number of new editors N/A
Number of retained editors N/A
Number of all organizers N/A N/A
Number of new organizers N/A
14.2. Number of new content contributions to Wikimedia projects. (recommended)
Contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Created Edited or improved
Wikipedia 6000 2000
Wikimedia Commons 3000 330
Wikidata 4000 4000
Wikimedia Incubator
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
Newly registered N/A 500
Usage of the uploaded images Usage of the uploaded images on Commons on other Wikimedia projects 90
Volunteer hours N/A 15000
Involved institutions N/A 45
Organised events N/A 60


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)
5489798 MKD
Multi-year funding request summary
Year Amount (local currency)
Year 1 N/A MKD
Year 2 N/A MKD
Year 3 N/A MKD
Requested amount in USD
95498.4 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.

4 employees are planned for 2024, and here is the link of Staffing plan with explanations:


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.

0.5 FTA will be covered with this General Support Fund for all 4 employees.
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 46259 MKD
Operational costs 12864 MKD
Programmatic costs 36374 MKD
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)

We have new situation in North Macedonia, including the two Macedonian user groups, GLAM Macedonia and Shared Knowledge.

Namely, as you are aware of, WMF was forcing us to close this issue of two existing affiliations in North Macedonia, and from October last year (after the Wikimedia CEE Meeting in Ohrid) we (Kiril and Toni from Shared Knowledge and Nikola and Zana from Glam Macedonia) started negotiations and discussions in order to merge the two organizations.

The result is a new named NGO, Wikimedia MKD, which will continue the activities of the previous two NGOs, from the year 2024 on, as the process of establishing the organisation is ongoing at the moment, and it will take some time (months) to be finished. After Wikimedia MKD will start operating, the two existing NGOs will be terminated by the law.

As a merged organisation, Wikimedia MKD will include all programs the two user groups worked on, will have a larger number of members, and will be allowed to apply for the status of chapter.

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.

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