Grants:Programas de financiamiento/Fondo de la comunidad Wikimedia

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Fondo de apoyo 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

  • Planes estratégicos y anuales de las afiliados del movimiento Wikimedia.
  • Larger projects and programs of individuals, groups, Wikimedia affiliates and organisations
  • Proposals supporting the achievement of Wikimedia’s mission and strategic direction
Examples of projects we fund as part of annual plan
  • Education projects
  • Proyectos culturales y de patrimonio que apoyan la contribución de contenido, la conservación de contenido y promueven la accesibilidad a ese contenido.
  • 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
  • Espacio de trabajo, servicios, premios, difusión y otros costos comunes necesarios para apoyar los editatones, los concursos, los recorridos fotográficos y las campañas promocionales.
  • Costos de datos para respaldar el acceso a eventos en línea.
  • 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.
  • Viajes para organizadores y participación.
Examples of funded applications
Examples of proposals we do not fund
  • Proposals that fit certain criteria are not eligible for review in the Wikimedia Community Fund:
    • Proposals that are primarily focused on research activities should be submitted to the Wikimedia Research Fund.
    • Proposals that are primarily focused on large-scale software development are not eligible for review. Smaller-scale software development projects may be eligible for review in the Rapid Fund pending review from Community Resources and Technology department staff.

Los Comités regionales tendrán flexibilidad para financiar proyectos y gastos que los solicitantes identifiquen en función de su contexto específico y necesidades contextuales, y pueden respaldar solicitudes adicionales no descritas aquí.

Criterios de elegibilidad

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.

Los siguientes son criterios básicos que deben cumplir todos los solicitantes del Fondo de la comunidad Wikimedia para que se revise una propuesta:

  • Proposed programs and activities are aligned with the mission of the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • Los trabajos y las contribuciones deben poder publicarse en virtud de acuerdos éticos de acceso abierto.
  • Las solicitudes deben ser para trabajos futuros y planificados.
  • 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
  • El solicitante debe seguir el Código de Conducta Universal y las Política de Espacio Amistoso.
  • Los solicitantes deben cumplir con todos los requisitos y estar al día con todas las actividades actuales financiadas a través de la Fundación Wikimedia.
  • El solicitante debe encontrarse dentro de un país que pueda recibir legalmente los fondos para las actividades y los gastos descritos en función de las leyes sobre envío y recepción de fondos en los Estados Unidos y su país.
  • Applicant does not appear on the United States Department of Treasury Specially Designated Nationals And Blocked Persons List (SDN)
  • Applicants receiving funding must not be Wikimedia Foundation staff members or contractors working more than part time (more than 20 hours per week).
  • Applicant must provide all information and documents needed to receive the funding from Wikimedia Foundation.
Seguridad para niños y jóvenes

Se debe implementar la Política de Seguridad para Niños y Jóvenes para cualquier actividad que involucre a miembros de la comunidad que sean menores de edad.

  • Si la propuesta contempla el contacto directo con niños o jóvenes, también se debe describir el cumplimiento de las leyes internacionales y locales para trabajar con niños y jóvenes, y se debe proporcionar documentación sobre las leyes locales en el anexo.
  • La propuesta demuestra cómo se garantizará la participación segura de los jóvenes en todas las actividades del proyecto.
  • La propuesta demuestra que todos los adultos que van a trabajar en estrecho contacto con los niños y los jóvenes han sido debidamente verificados y entrenados.
  • La propuesta esboza un protocolo de actuación en caso de que se produzcan incidentes relacionados con la seguridad física y psicológica de niños y jóvenes

Proceso de solicitud

For further information, see Application and review process.
Current Wikimedia fund regions:      Middle East & North Africa      Sub-Saharan Africa      South Asia      East, Southeast Asia, & Pacific      Latin America & Caribbean      North America      Northern & Western Europe      Central & Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Los Oficiales de programa de la fundación y los comités participativos trabajan conjuntamente para ser socios estratégicos de pensamiento con los solicitantes. Las decisiones de financiamiento se basan en la elegibilidad y la deliberación del comité.

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.

Cronograma

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)

Sub-Saharan Africa · Middle East & North Africa

9 de February - 1 de March de 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

1 de March de 2024

Submission deadline

4 de March - 29 de March de 2024

Review and translation

29 de March - 19 de April de 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

3 de May de 2024

Decision announced

17 de May - 31 de May de 2024

Agreement and first payment

15 de January de 2025

Midpoint conversation

31 de July de 2025

Final or first year report due

East, Southeast Asia, & Pacific · South Asia

15 de February de 2024 - 14 de March de 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

14 de March de 2024

Submission deadline

15 de March - 22 de April de 2024

Review and translation

22 de April - 6 de May de 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

23 de May de 2024

Decision announced

6 de June de 2024 - 30 de June de 2024

Agreement and first payment

15 de January de 2025

Midpoint conversation

15 de August de 2025

Final or first year report due

Latin America & Caribbean

16 de February - 8 de March de 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

8 de March de 2024

Submission deadline

8 de March - 12 de April de 2024

Review and translation

12 de April - 3 de May de 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

17 de May de 2024

Decision announced

31 de May - 14 de June de 2024

Agreement and first payment

15 de January de 2025

Midpoint conversation

31 de July de 2025

Final or first year report due

Central & Eastern Europe & Central Asia · North America

16 de February - 8 de March de 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

8 de March de 2024

Submission deadline

8 de March - 5 de April de 2024

Review and translation

5 de April - 26 de April de 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

10 de May de 2024

Decision announced

24 de May - 1 de June de 2024

Agreement and first payment

15 de January de 2025

Midpoint conversation

31 de July de 2025

Final or first year report due

Northern & Western Europe

20 de February - 14 de March de 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

15 de March de 2024

Submission deadline

25 de March - 14 de April de 2024

Review and translation

15 de April - 25 de May de 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

25 de May de 2024

Decision announced

25 de May - 2 de June de 2024

Agreement and first payment

15 de January de 2025

Midpoint conversation

31 de July de 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 de February de 2024 15 de February de 2024 15 de February de 2024 16 de February de 2024 16 de February de 2024 16 de February de 2024 20 de February de 2024
Eligibility check 9 de February - 1 de March de 2024 16 de February - 14 de March de 2024 16 de February - 14 de March de 2024 16 de February - 8 de March de 2024 16 de February - 8 de March de 2024 16 de February - 8 de March de 2024 23 de February - 14 de March de 2024
Submission deadline 1 de March de 2024 14 de March de 2024 14 de March de 2024 8 de March de 2024 8 de March de 2024 8 de March de 2024 15 de March de 2024
Application translation support 4 de March - 8 de March de 2024 15 de March - 5 de April de 2024 15 de March - 5 de April de 2024 8 de March - 12 de March de 2024 8 de March - 12 de March de 2024 8 de March - 12 de March de 2024 15 de March - 24 de March de 2024
Review starts 11 de March de 2024 18 de March de 2024 18 de March de 2024 12 de March de 2024 18 de March de 2024 18 de March de 2024 25 de March de 2024
Feedback received 29 de March de 2024 22 de April de 2024 22 de April de 2024 12 de April de 2024 5 de April de 2024 5 de April de 2024 15 de April de 2024
Engaging with feedback 29 de March - 19 de April de 2024 22 de April - 6 de May de 2024 22 de April - 6 de May de 2024 12 de April - 3 de May de 2024 5 de April - 26 de April de 2024 5 de April - 26 de April de 2024 15 de April - 5 de May de 2024
Decision announced 3 de May de 2024 23 de May de 2024 23 de May de 2024 17 de May de 2024 10 de May de 2024 10 de May de 2024 25 de May de 2024
Agreement signed 17 de May de 2024 6 de June de 2024 6 de June de 2024 31 de May de 2024 24 de May de 2024 24 de May de 2024 2 de June de 2024
First payment sent 17 de May - 31 de May de 2024 7 de June - 30 de June de 2024 7 de June - 30 de June de 2024 31 de May - 14 de June de 2024 24 de May - 1 de June de 2024 24 de May - 1 de June de 2024 14 de June - 30 de June de 2024
Midpoint learning conversation 15 de January de 2025 15 de January de 2025 15 de January de 2025 15 de January de 2025 15 de January de 2025 15 de January de 2025 15 de January de 2025
Final report due 31 de July de 2025 31 de July de 2025 31 de July de 2025 31 de July de 2025 31 de July de 2025 31 de July de 2025 31 de July de 2025
Yearly report due for multi-year funds 31 de July de 2025 15 de August de 2025 15 de August de 2025 31 de July de 2025 31 de July de 2025 31 de July de 2025 29 de August de 2025

Round 1 (2023-24)

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

Principles and values

Los principios que son fundamentales y subrayan la estrategia de subvenciones se basan directamente en los Principios de la estrategia del movimiento:

  • Subsidiariedad y autogestión
  • Equidad y empoderamiento
  • Colaboración y cooperación
  • Enfoque en las personas: escucha y reflexión
  • Datos eficientes y prácticas iterativas: promover la innovación y el aprendizaje

Reporting requirements

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)

Resources

Updates

Contáctanos

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el Fondo rápido, póngase en contacto con su Regional Program Officer por correo electrónico:

Region Regional Program Officer Email address
Middle East & North Africa Farida El-Gueretly mena_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org
Sub-Saharan Africa Veronica Thamaini ssa_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org
South Asia 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
North America 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.