Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/General Support Fund/Wikimedians of Republic of Srpska/One-Year General Support Grant/2024-2025

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Wikimedians of Republic of Srpska/One-Year General Support Grant/2024-2025
start date2024-07-01
end date2025-06-30
budget (local currency)49362.48 EUR
amount requested (USD)54086.96 USD [note 1]
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
funding regionCEECA
decision fiscal year2023-24
funding program roundRound 2
organization (if applicable)Wikimedians of Republic of Srpska

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Applicant information[edit]

Organization name or Wikimedia Username for individuals. (required)
Wikimedians of Republic of Srpska
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)
Wikimedians of Republic of Srpska/One-Year General Support Grant/2024-2025
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)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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)

1. Quality networking with different types of institutions and organizations in order to create free content and use common resources:

  • Cooperation with cultural institutions
  • Cooperation with educational institutions
  • Cooperation with organizations from the region and related language versions of Wikipedia
  • Establishing sustainable GLAM cooperation that does not depend on of one person
  • Focus on the quality of cooperation and not on quantity (smaller number of educational institutions with which sustainable cooperation would be established)
  • Greater connection with the NGO sector in the Republic of Srpska
  • Striving for recognition in terms of partnership (starting from the media, through visual identity, to the feeling trusted partner)

2. Reducing the gap between Wikipedians and Wikimedians and striving for better communication and mutual support:

  • Better cooperation between Wikipedia editors and the Wikimedia community of Republic of Srpska
  • Reduce the gap between Wikipedians and Wikimedians
  • Achieve closer cooperation with the organizers of actions on Wikipedia in order to attract a larger number of users
  • Motivate more experienced editors to become mentors to beginners

3. Expanding the network of volunteers, which would also include decentralization:

  • Expand the network of volunteers
  • Support for volunteers
  • Decentralization of activities and gatherings
  • Decentralization, but in the sense of holding events in other cities
  • Strengthening of volunteer capacities - We strive to increase the inclusivity of editors who already edit and those who are new (provide free and accessible education to editors from marginalized a group)

4. Duplication of free content with a focus on its quality:

  • Multiplication of free content
  • Collection of free content
  • Increasing the quality of content and working on greater availability of content
  • Inclusion of other projects in the educational program (Wikibooks, Wikicites, Wiktionary...)
  • Quality of content (think of ways to increase quality)
  • Creation of content through projects diversity

5. Promotion of free knowledge and the Wikimedia movement and projects:

  • Present in educational and cultural organizations as support for society and for the purpose of a higher level of education,
  • Creation and promotion of free knowledge
  • Promotion of Wikipedia and Wikimedia
  • Verification of Serbian Wikipedia as a reliable source of information
  • Wikimedia is the main brand name

We plan to implement the following activities within the three program areas.

  • Wikimedian in residence working with 5 museums, training employees to work on Wikimedia projects, issuing museum material and marking museum exhibits with qr pedia codes;
  • 1Lib1Ref - participation in an international project;
  • Wiki GLAM conference - conference for representatives of GLAM institutions;
  • Photo expedition - collection of quality photos of unrepresented religious buildings on the territory of 5 municipalities.
Edu Wiki
  • Edu Wiki forum - a two-day event dedicated to training a targeted group of students to work on VM projects and training future Edu ambassadors.
  • Editorial competition for students - article writing competition for students;
  • Seminar for professors - one-day seminar for professors of Banja Luka faculties - introduction to the Edu Wiki program and training for working on Wikipedia.
Community activities
  • Annual conference - a two-day gathering of Wikipedia editors and members from the Republic of Srpska;
  • Wiki Team Building - one-day event, training of new managers and team leaders;
  • Wiki women in Republika Srpska - training of members to work on Wikipedia through all editorial workshops and participation in the Wiki Gap campaign;
  • Wikimedia CEE Spring - inclusion in an international project and increasing the number of quality articles;
  • Competitions and edit-a-thons - increasing the number of quality articles and overcoming the thematic gap through the organization of three competitions and two edit-a-thons;
  • Museum Night - presentation of the GLAM program through participation in an international cultural event.
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)
Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom or other Reading/Evaluating Wikipedia Training, Editing Wikipedia Training
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 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), Sensitize and educate for gender perspective among Wikimedia projects stewards and editors
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 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, CEE Spring, Wiki Loves Women, 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)
  • Bojana Podgorica (Bojana Wiki PG), main coordinator
  • Mirjana Petković (Петковићева15), event logistics, coordinator of volunteers
  • Jelena Sarić Andrić (Jeeleeenaaa), Wiki Women koordinator, event logistics, social events
  • Bojana Marić (BoMaric), GLAM coordinator
  • Bogdan Lažetić (Богдан Лажетић), coordinator of activities in Herzegovina, coordinator of volunteers
  • Vuk Vučetić (Вук Вучетић) Edu coordinator
  • Miroslav Tanasković (Мирослав Танасковић) Public relations and technical support
  • Aleksandra Đuričić (Александра Ђуричић), event logistics
  • Gordana Ignjatić (Гордана Игњатић), event logistics
  • Danka Mitrović (Danka Wiki RS), contributor from Enlightenment
  • Danko Mihajlović, GLAM co-worker
  • Tanja Novaković, Edu co-worker
  • Branka Kovačević (Isonandra gutta ) Edu co-worker
  • Mirjana Aleksandrović, co-worker
  • Borislav Vukojević - Edu co-worker
  • Tijana Joksimović - GLAM, The Gender Gap - member of the organizational team
  • Stefan Ratković - Edu Wiki - member of the organizational team
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)

During the specified period, the community will work on strengthening and maintaining existing partnerships, as well as establishing new ones and expanding the existing network of partners in all program areas. Cooperation takes place primarily on two levels - cooperation with Wikimedia organizations (Wikimedia Serbia, Wikimedia MKD, etc.) and cooperation with non Wiki institutions and organizations in the country, but also in the region (educational institutions - faculties and high schools, GlLAM institutions - museums, libraries, galleries, etc. and various organizations whose areas of activity are closely related to the goals defined in our annual work plan - for example, various organizations dealing with the rights of women and minority groups). An example of more significant cooperation planned for the indicated period is the cooperation with 17 faculties belonging to the University of East Sarajevo, with which our Association signed a five-year cooperation memorandum, which will be continued and improved during the indicated period. Also, in the area of GLAM sphere, work will be continued with Museums in the Republic of Srpska, among which is one of the most significant and larger ones - the Museum of Herzegovina in Trebinje, with whom work will be done on freeing the museum building and marking the exhibits with QRPedia codes. In addition, cooperation with the sports news agency Meridian Sport from Banja Luka will be continued, thanks to which photos and videos of athletes and sports events in the country, but also in the world, will be uploaded to the Wikimedia repository (cooperation has been agreed in connection with the European Football Championship in Germany) and the Olympic Games in Paris, for which they also have exclusive rights), as well as cooperation with partners who contribute to the improvement of projects dealing with the promotion of diversity - different religious communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, women's organizations, theaters and the like.

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


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 750 The number of participants who attend events, programs and activities online or in person, in GLAM, Education and Community all together, including new participants and returning participants.
Number of all editors 360 The number of new registered participants in GLAM, Education and Community programs, all together.
Number of new editors 200
Number of retained editors 100
Number of all organizers 70 Organizers and other outreach liaisons for GLAM, Education and Community programs, all together.
Number of new organizers 15
14.2. Number of new content contributions to Wikimedia projects. (recommended)
Contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Created Edited or improved
Wikipedia 800 1000
Wikimedia Commons 3800
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
Number of activities The number of events in all our programs. 77
Number of strategic partnerships that contribute to longer term growth, diversity and sustainability Number of institutions with which cooperation will continue. 45
Diversity of participants brought in by grantees N/A 60
Number of volunteer hours N/A 16000


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)
49362.48 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
54086.96 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.

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 contractor costs 0 EUR
Operational costs 13312 EUR
Programmatic costs 36050 EUR
21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)

BA-SRP/Budget 2024/2025:

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