Beques:Programes/Fons de la Comunitat Wikimedia/Fons de suport general

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Fons de suport general

Who?

Individuals, groups, Wikimedia affiliates or organisations from Wikimedia movement

What?

For annual or strategic plans that require sustained support and for larger projects and programs.

When?

4 months processing time, 2 rounds in a year

How much?

On average 10,000 - 300,000 USD of unrestricted funding[1]


How to apply

  1. Read about what we fund and who can apply below.
  2. Required step: Contact the Regional Program Officer as you start to think about your application. They will help to understand what round to apply for and will support you in the process.
  3. Go to Wikimedia Foundation Grantee Portal (Fluxx) and log in.
    • If you do not have an account, click Register Now and provide the requested information. You will receive confirmation of your registration within one working day.
  4. Select the Apply for General Support Fund button on the main page. Click Save and Continue or Save and Close to save the application.
  5. Follow the instructions on the application form. Click Submit to submit the application for review.

  • We accept applications in any language. We will support translation for applications and discussions as needed.
  • Applications will be published to Meta-Wiki automatically within two days. This is done for community review and feedback.
  • You can prepare the application offline. Make a copy of the application form, answer the questions and copy the text to Fluxx.
General Support Fund Application Form (Google Docs)
General Support Fund Budget Template (Google Sheets)

What we fund

Examples of projects we fund as part of annual plan
  • Education projects
  • Cultural and heritage projects that support contribution of content, curation of the content and promote accessibility of that content.
  • Gender and diversity projects
  • Community support and engagement projects
  • Coordination of global campaigns.
  • Public policy advocacy projects that aim to influence legal and regulatory environments (at the national, regional or international level) in order to protect the people, model and the values of the free knowledge movement. These projects could target national legislation, trade agreements, human rights frameworks, and any other regulations and norms set by governments and lawmakers.
Examples of expenses we support
  • Operating expenses - working space, services, and other common costs needed for an affiliate to opereate.
  • Programmatic expenses - data costs to support access to online events, prizes, outreach, and other common costs needed to support programs.
  • Staff expenses - compensation for well-defined roles that do not replace volunteer activities, including (but not limited to) graphic design, training, childcare services, translation, project or organisation management, and Wikimedian-in-Residence roles.
  • Learning or training expenses - costs related to learning or training for community members or affiliate staff.
  • Travel and participation expenses for staff and organisers.
Examples of funded applications
Examples of proposals we do not fund
  • Les propostes que s'ajusten a determinats criteris no són elegibles per ser revisades al Fons de la Comunitat Wikimedia:
    • Les propostes que se centrin principalment en activitats de recerca s'han de presentar al Fons de Recerca de Wikimedia.
    • Les propostes que se centren principalment en el desenvolupament de programari a gran escala no són elegibles per a la revisió. Els projectes de desenvolupament de programari a més petita escala poden ser elegibles per ser revisats al Fons Ràpid pendents de revisió per part del personal de Recursos comunitaris i del Departament de tecnologia.

Regional Fund Committees have flexibility to fund projects and expenses that applicants identify based on their specific context and situational needs, and may support additional requests not described here.

Criteris d'elegibilitat

Any General Support Fund applicant must be in contact with their Program Officer at least one month before the deadline for application. If you have not had a conversation with your Program Officer about applying for General Support Funding, you will need to apply in the subsequent rounds of funding.

Els criteris bàsics que han de complir tots els sol·licitants del Fons de la Comunitat Wikimedia per tal que una proposta sigui revisada, són els següents:

  • Proposed programs and activities are aligned with the mission of the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • Les obres i les contribucions s'han de poder publicar sota acords ètics i d'accés obert
  • Les sol·licituds han de ser per a treballs futurs i planificats
  • Applicants that are organisations must be designated as a Wikimedia affiliate, or must be an organisation with a demonstrable history and primary focus related to the mission of the Wikimedia Foundation, such as improving Wikimedia projects and supporting its volunteer contributors.
Behavioral and legal requirements
Seguretat juvenil

Ha d'existir una política de seguretat juvenil per a qualsevol activitat que inclogui membres de la comunitat menors d'edat

  • If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, it also outlines compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provides documentation of the local laws in the annex.
  • The proposal demonstrates how they will ensure the safe engagement of young people in all of the project’s activities.
  • The proposal demonstrates that any adults who will be working in close contact with young people have been properly vetted and trained.
  • The proposal outlines an action protocol in the case that incidents occur relating to the physical and psychological safety of young people.

Procés de sol·licitud

For further information, see Application and review process.
Actuals regions de beques de Wikimedia:      Middle East & North Africa      Àfrica subsahariana      Àsia Meridional      East, Southeast Asia, & Pacific      Latin America & Caribbean      Amèrica del Nord      Northern & Western Europe      Central & Eastern Europe & Central Asia

We work together to be strategic thought partners with applicants. The funding decisions are based on eligibility and committee deliberation.

Here's the summary of the application and review process:

  • Applicant submission: Applicants submit their proposal.
  • Due diligence: Program Officers and Grant Administrators organise the proposals and supporting documents for committee review.
  • Regional Fund Committee review: Committee members review the proposals and supporting documents individually based on a series of criteria and questions.
  • Initial feedback: Committees may publish questions to clarify any aspects of the proposal. Community members may also be posting comments, questions or feedback that applicants should respond to.
  • Structured feedback from Regional Committee: The whole committee meets to discuss each project to consolidate a unified feedback document that will be sent to applicants.
  • Staff feedback shared with committee: Program Officers share their review of each proposal with Committee members.
  • Committee/Applicant meetings: In certain cases, committee members may request a live session with the applicants to discuss this feedback and ask questions. Program Officers may also organise these spaces to provide applicants with support to review this feedback.
  • Applicant responses and revisions: Applicants have a set time to make necessary adjustments or clarifications.
  • Deliberations: Committee members hold a second round of formal deliberation sessions to make their final decisions on the funding. In this stage they take into consideration all the recommendations and adjustments, as well as the overall budget for the region.
  • Committee funding decision and remarks: Applicants are informed of the funding decision via email, Fluxx and Meta-Wiki. If approved, grant administration process begins.

Multi-year funding process

Multi-year grant funding is available for returning applicants if appropriate to the goals and objectives of the applicant for a 2- to 3-year grant period and if approved by the Regional Funds Committee. For multi-year applications, the Regional Funds Committee will evaluate potential increases for years 2 and 3 on a case-by-case basis once the budgets for the upcoming fiscal years are known.

Renewal process

Details about renewal process and other upcoming changes are published at: Wikimedia Community Fund/Proposed changes to General Support Fund in 2023-24.

Cronologia

General Support timeline is different based on the applicant's funding region. See below for the regional calendar. If you don't know your funding region, look for it at find your region page.

Round 2 (2023-24)

Àfrica subsahariana · Middle East & North Africa

9 febrer - 1 març 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

1 març 2024

Submission deadline

4 març - 29 març 2024

Review and translation

29 març - 19 abril 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

3 maig 2024

Decision announced

17 maig - 31 maig 2024

Agreement and first payment

15 gener 2025

Midpoint conversation

31 juliol 2025

Final or first year report due

East, Southeast Asia, & Pacific · Àsia Meridional

15 febrer 2024 - 14 març 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

14 març 2024

Submission deadline

15 març - 22 abril 2024

Review and translation

22 abril - 6 maig 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

23 maig 2024

Decision announced

6 juny 2024 - 30 juny 2024

Agreement and first payment

15 gener 2025

Midpoint conversation

15 agost 2025

Final or first year report due

Latin America & Caribbean

16 febrer - 8 març 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

8 març 2024

Submission deadline

8 març - 12 abril 2024

Review and translation

12 abril - 3 maig 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

17 maig 2024

Decision announced

31 maig - 14 juny 2024

Agreement and first payment

15 gener 2025

Midpoint conversation

31 juliol 2025

Final or first year report due

Central & Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Amèrica del Nord

16 febrer - 8 març 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

8 març 2024

Submission deadline

8 març - 5 abril 2024

Review and translation

5 abril - 26 abril 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

10 maig 2024

Decision announced

24 maig - 1 juny 2024

Agreement and first payment

15 gener 2025

Midpoint conversation

31 juliol 2025

Final or first year report due

Northern & Western Europe

20 febrer - 14 març 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

15 març 2024

Submission deadline

25 març - 14 abril 2024

Review and translation

15 abril - 25 maig 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

25 maig 2024

Decision announced

25 maig - 2 juny 2024

Agreement and first payment

15 gener 2025

Midpoint conversation

31 juliol 2025

Final or first year report due

Full timeline for all regions
SSA and MENA SA ESEAP LATAM CEECA NA NWE
Applicant proposal support starts 9 febrer 2024 15 febrer 2024 15 febrer 2024 16 febrer 2024 16 febrer 2024 16 febrer 2024 20 febrer 2024
Eligibility check 9 febrer - 1 març 2024 16 febrer - 14 març 2024 16 febrer - 14 març 2024 16 febrer - 8 març 2024 16 febrer - 8 març 2024 16 febrer - 8 març 2024 23 febrer - 14 març 2024
Submission deadline 1 març 2024 14 març 2024 14 març 2024 8 març 2024 8 març 2024 8 març 2024 15 març 2024
Application translation support 4 març - 8 març 2024 15 març - 5 abril 2024 15 març - 5 abril 2024 8 març - 12 març 2024 8 març - 12 març 2024 8 març - 12 març 2024 15 març - 24 març 2024
Review starts 11 març 2024 18 març 2024 18 març 2024 12 març 2024 18 març 2024 18 març 2024 25 març 2024
Feedback received 29 març 2024 22 abril 2024 22 abril 2024 12 abril 2024 5 abril 2024 5 abril 2024 15 abril 2024
Engaging with feedback 29 març - 19 abril 2024 22 abril - 6 maig 2024 22 abril - 6 maig 2024 12 abril - 3 maig 2024 5 abril - 26 abril 2024 5 abril - 26 abril 2024 15 abril - 5 maig 2024
Decision announced 3 maig 2024 23 maig 2024 23 maig 2024 17 maig 2024 10 maig 2024 10 maig 2024 25 maig 2024
Agreement signed 17 maig 2024 6 juny 2024 6 juny 2024 31 maig 2024 24 maig 2024 24 maig 2024 2 juny 2024
First payment sent 17 maig - 31 maig 2024 7 juny - 30 juny 2024 7 juny - 30 juny 2024 31 maig - 14 juny 2024 24 maig - 1 juny 2024 24 maig - 1 juny 2024 14 juny - 30 juny 2024
Midpoint learning conversation 15 gener 2025 15 gener 2025 15 gener 2025 15 gener 2025 15 gener 2025 15 gener 2025 15 gener 2025
Final report due 31 juliol 2025 31 juliol 2025 31 juliol 2025 31 juliol 2025 31 juliol 2025 31 juliol 2025 31 juliol 2025
Yearly report due for multi-year funds 31 juliol 2025 15 agost 2025 15 agost 2025 31 juliol 2025 31 juliol 2025 31 juliol 2025 29 agost 2025

Round 1 (2023-24)

Full timeline for all regions
SSA and MENA SA ESEAP LATAM CEECA NA NWE
Applicant proposal support starts 11 agost 2023 11 agost 2023 11 agost 2023 25 agost 2023 18 agost 2023 25 agost 2023 1 setembre 2023
Eligibility check 11 agost - 8 setembre 2023 11 agost - 8 setembre 2023 11 agost - 8 setembre 2023 25 agost - 29 setembre 2023 18 agost - 8 setembre 2023 25 agost - 15 setembre 2023 1 setembre - 29 setembre 2023
Submission deadline 8 setembre 2023 8 setembre 2023 8 setembre 2023 29 setembre 2023 8 setembre 2023 15 setembre 2023 29 setembre 2023
Application translation support 11 setembre - 15 setembre 2023 11 setembre - 15 setembre 2023 11 setembre - 15 setembre 2023 2 octubre - 6 octubre 2023 11 setembre - 15 setembre 2023 19 setembre - 23 setembre 2023 2 octubre - 6 octubre 2023
Review starts 18 setembre 2023 18 setembre 2023 18 setembre 2023 9 octubre 2023 18 setembre 2023 25 setembre 2023 9 octubre 2023
Feedback received 6 octubre 2023 6 octubre 2023 6 octubre 2023 27 octubre 2023 20 octubre 2023 20 octubre 2023 27 octubre 2023
Engaging with feedback 6 octubre - 27 octubre 2023 6 octubre - 27 octubre 2023 6 octubre - 27 octubre 2023 27 octubre - 10 novembre 2023 20 octubre - 10 novembre 2023 20 octubre - 10 novembre 2023 27 octubre 2023 - 10 novembre 2023
Decision announced 10 novembre 2023 10 novembre 2023 10 novembre 2023 1 desembre 2023 21 novembre 2023 21 novembre 2023 24 novembre 2023
Agreement signed 1 desembre 2023 1 desembre 2023 1 desembre 2023 15 desembre 2023 8 desembre 2023 8 desembre 2023 15 desembre 2023
First payment sent 1 desembre - 19 desembre 2023 1 desembre - 19 desembre 2023 1 desembre - 19 desembre 2023 15 desembre 2023 - 19 gener 2024 8 desembre 2023 - 12 gener 2024 8 desembre 2023 - 12 gener 2024 15 desembre 2023 - 19 gener 2024
Midpoint learning conversation 15 juliol 2024 15 juliol 2024 15 juliol 2024 15 juliol 2024 15 juliol 2024 15 juliol 2024 12 agost 2024
Final report due 31 gener 2025 31 gener 2025 31 gener 2025 31 gener 2025 31 gener 2025 31 gener 2025 31 gener 2025
Yearly report due for multi-year funds 31 gener 2025 31 gener 2025 31 gener 2025 31 gener 2025 31 gener 2025 31 gener 2025 31 gener 2025

Principles and values

The principles that are foundational and underline the Wikimedia Foundation Funds' strategy are based directly on the Movement Strategy Principles:

  • Subsidiarity & Self Management
  • Equity & Empowerment
  • Collaboration & Cooperation
  • People Centeredness - listening and reflection
  • Efficient Data & Iterative Practices - promoting innovation and learning

Requisits de presentació d'informes

There are two types of required reports if your General Support Fund request is approved: Final report (written) and Conversation report (online meeting).

Final learning report

This is a written report to submit within 30 days after the grant end date.

  1. Go to Wikimedia Foundation Grantee Portal (Fluxx) and log in.
  2. Find the Reports section on the left sidebar. Select the Upcoming link and you will see all upcoming reports.
  3. Select the report and click Edit. Answer the questions in the form. You can write it in any preferred language.
  4. When the report is complete, click Submit to send it for review. The report will be published on Meta-Wiki within two working days.

You can prepare the report offline. Make a copy of the report form, answer the questions and copy the text to Fluxx.

Final or Yearly Report Form for applications approved in FY 2023-24 (Google Docs)
Final or Yearly Report Form for applications approved before FY 2023-24 (Google Docs)
Conversation reports

There are two conversation reports. You will meet the Program Officer online two times in the middle of the grant implementation and after completing the grant. They will ask questions and complete the forms.

You can review the questions before the online meeting. You do not need to fill out these forms.

Midterm Conversation Questions (Google Docs)
Final or Yearly Conversation Questions (Google Docs)
Multi-year funding reports

If you have a multi-year funding, the required reports are slightly different.

  • Yearly learning report: The same form as final learning report but submitted yearly.
Final or Yearly Report Form for applications approved in FY 2023-24 (Google Docs)
Final or Yearly Report Form for applications approved before FY 2023-24 (Google Docs)
  • Yearly conversation between PO-grantee partners: The same meeting as final conversation meeting but organised yearly.
Final or Yearly Conversation Questions (Google Docs)

Recursos i formularis

Updates

Contacta'ns

If you have any questions about the General Support Fund, please reach out to your Regional Program Officer via email:

Region Regional Program Officer Email address
Middle East & North Africa Farida El-Gueretly mena_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org
Àfrica subsahariana Veronica Thamaini ssa_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org
Àsia Meridional Jacqueline Chen sa_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org
East, Southeast Asia, & Pacific Jacqueline Chen eseap_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org
Latin America & Caribbean Mercedes Caso lac_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org
Amèrica del Nord Chris Schilling na_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org
Northern & Western Europe Agnes Bruszik nwe_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org
Central & Eastern Europe & Central Asia Chris Schilling ceeca_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org

Notes

  1. Unrestricted funding means that grantees are able to reallocate funding in their budget to new or existing mission-aligned activities or expenses at their own discretion during the funding period. You do not need to obtain permission from the Foundation for reallocation for these changes in your budget. For the General Support Fund and Conference & Event Fund, when reallocations exceed 20% of your total budget from the funding program, please notify your program officer of these changes. This notification would not be to request approval, but to generally inform the Community Resources team what circumstances or opportunities are prompting more significant changes in your budget.