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statusNot funded
Wikivibrance activities 2024
start date2024-01-01
end date2024-12-31
budget (local currency)90127.96 EUR
amount requested (USD)94635 USD [note 1]
grant typeGroup of individuals not registered with an organization
funding regionNWE
decision fiscal year2023-24
funding program roundRound 1
organization (if applicable)Wikivibrance

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Applicant information[edit]

Organization name or Wikimedia Username for individuals. (required)
Do you have any approved General Support Fund requests? (required)
No, it is my first time applying for a General Support Fund
You are applying as a(n). (required)
Group of individuals not registered with an organization
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)
Wikivibrance activities 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)
International (more than one country across continents or regions)
It is a global initiative open to participation to people around the world.

In the past, we’ve developed campaigns with organizers from places including Rwanda, DRC Congo, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, US, Botswana, Haiti, Benin Republic, Philippines, Bangladesh, Spain, and Serbia. We are working with new organizers in Turkey, Germany, Italy, and some countries in the CEE region. See more information on our page here. (Update these countries on the Wikivibrance collaborators’ page)

Also to be noticed, some of the existing or future campaigns, such as Wiki Loves Cosplay, do not qualify for any specific region, as everyone can be part of it regardless of their location

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)

For the past 2 years, we have been interacting with young people in diverse communities in the movement through campaigns such as International Youth Day, Africa Youth Month, European Youth Day and Green Expressions. Through these campaigns, we have engaged about 1000 youth and people supporting their journey across 18 communities, creating 6,143 articles, improving 22,168 articles, 22,606 wikidata items and 3,661 wikimedia commons uploads.

We acknowledge there are over 1.8 billion young people in the world today. This also manifests in the Wikimedia movement but not in the same distribution in all the communities. There are more in some communities (e.g. Africa) and a few in others (e.g. Europe). Even so, the existing youth populace are restricted to activities peculiar with their communities with limited youth-focused programs that creates opportunity for young people in diverse regions in the movement to interact, connect, and raise action to contribute to open knowledge as a singular group. This makes it difficult to have visibility for the work of wikimedia youth in and outside the movement as well as build inspiration among young people. From our interactions with young people in the movement, they are eager to engage in global wikimedia activities that connect them with diverse youth in the movement across Africa, Asia, Europe and other communities to share experiences and gain support in activating local youth communities and participation. Wikimedia youth require motivation and inspiration from one another as well as support in growing the youth population and participation in diverse communities in the movement. We acknowledge the importance of young people in the sustainability of the movement. And in order to attract more young people in the movement, we need to create global youth engagement activities that raise the voice of wikimedia youth outside the movement to create visibility for their work. Beyond this, it presents an opportunity to build open knowledge for and by the youth.

According to our Theory of the Change, the movement is in a moment where the need of focusing on Young people is clear. It is a way of implementing the first recommendation of the Movement Strategy, and in our plan we aim to implement several initiatives related to several Strategy Initiatives.

In response to the movement’s challenges, we have developed the strategies listed in this link


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)
Wikimedia Commons programs, Other Wikimedia project programs, Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom or other Reading/Evaluating Wikipedia Training
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, Secondary school students
Other groups if any: N/A

Culture, heritage or GLAM

9.2. Select all your programs and activities for Culture, heritage or GLAM. (required)
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
Other programs and activities if any: N/A

Gender and diversity

9.3. Select all your programs and activities for Gender and diversity.
Focusing on creating content about marginalized (underrepresented) communities and their knowledge, Focusing on knowledge equity by bringing in contributors from underrepresented communities, Focusing on creating content about women and/or gender diverse groups, including biographies, intersectional topic areas and/or adding images
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, Supporting community members' participation in events and conferences, Organizing meetups, conferences, and community events, 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)
WikiForHumanRights, Other
Other programs and activities if any: Wikivibrance
10. Please include a link to or upload a timeline (operational calendar) for your programs and activities. (required)
11. Describe your team. (required)

The Wikivibrance team is composed of 6 members, all of whom are experienced Wikimedians who have served in different capacities; Euphemia Uwandu Francesc Fort James Popoola Eben Mlay Douglas Ssebaggala M. Rafiul Bahar Rafi

Team roles on this project Douglas Ssebaggala - Project Manager Francesc Fort - General Coordination James Popoola - Communications Eben Mlay - Finance Officer M. Rafiul Bahar Rafi/Caner Yilmaz - Graphics Designer Euphemia Uwandu - Volunteer

Advisors Alex Stinson - Words in Green Program Rudolf Ampopho and Ceslause Ogbonnaya - Africa Youth Month Partnership Satdeep Gill - Words in Green Project

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)

Internal Wikimedia Partners Wiki Advocates Philippines Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda Wikimedians of Democratic Republic of Congo User Group Wikimedia Haiti AfroCrowd Groupe d'utilisateurs de la communauté Wikimédia Guinée Conakry Wikimedia_Community User Group Turkey Wikimedia Italy Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda Igbo Wikimedians User Group Wikimedia Community User Group Kenya Wikimedia Community User Group Tanzania Wikimedians of Ghana Wikimedians of Benin Republic Wikimedia Serbia Wikimedia Small Projects

External Wikimedia Partners NDEC Wikipedia Editorial and Research Team Open Knowledge Tanzania Project Korikath Jungwikipedianer Wikimedia Community in South Sudan Wikimedians of Botswana OpenStreetMap Uganda YOUNGO Cambridge Climate Society

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, Coordinate Across Stakeholders, Invest in Skills and Leadership Development, Identify Topics for Impact, Innovate in Free 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 665 Africa Youth Month: 200

International Youth Day: 200 European Youth Days: 30 Wikimania: 30 Words in Green Project: 100 International Photowalk: 75 Sports photos+history: 30

Number of all editors 395 Africa Youth Month: 150

International Youth Day: 150 European Youth Days: 10 Words in Green Project: 20 International Photowalk: 50 Sports photos+history: 25

Number of new editors 110
Number of retained editors 140
Number of all organizers 81 Africa Youth Month: 20

International Youth Day: 20 European Youth Days: 5 Wikimania: 6 Words in Green Project: 13 International Photowalk: 15 Sports photos+history: 2

Number of new organizers 7
14.2. Number of new content contributions to Wikimedia projects. (recommended)
Contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Created Edited or improved
Wikipedia 4150
Wikimedia Commons 750
Wikidata 100
Wiktionary 3000
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions / Abstract Wikipedia
Description for Wikimedia projects contributions metrics. (optional)

Africa Youth Month: 2000 WP International Youth Day: 2000 WP Words in Green: 3000 Wiktionary Photowalk: 500 Commons Sports photos+history: 250 Commons + 150 Wikipedia + 100 WD

Other Metrics[edit]

15. Do you have other quantitative and qualitative targets for your project (other metrics)? (required)
Other Metrics Description Target
New Wikimedia Organizers Includes people getting involved in more specific or higher end tasks 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)
90127.96 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
94635 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.

2 part-time organizers
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 contactor costs 43164 EUR
Operational costs 38768 EUR
Programmatic costs 8193 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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