Tallafi:Shirye-shirye/Asusun Al'umma na Wikimedia

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Tallafin bai ɗaya

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
  • Ayyukan al'adu da al'adun gargajiya waɗanda ke tallafawa gudummawar abun ciki, daidaita abun ciki da haɓaka samun dama ga wannan abun ciki.
  • 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
  • Wurin aiki, sabis, kyaututtuka, isar da kai, da sauran kuɗin gama gari da ake buƙata don tallafawa gyara-a-thons, gasa, tafiyar ɗaukar hotuna, da kamfen talla.
  • Kuɗin Data domin tallafawa harkokin taruka na yanar gizo
  • 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.
  • Tafiye-tafiye domin masu shiryawa da mahalarta
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.

Kwamitocin Yankuna za su sami sassaucin kuɗi don aiwatar da ayyukan da kashe kuɗaɗen da masu nema ke tantancewa dangane da takamaiman mahallin su da buƙatun yanayi, kuma suna iya tallafawa ƙarin buƙatun da ba a bayyana anan ba.

Ka'idojin cancanta

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.

Waɗannan sune mahimman ƙa'idodi waɗanda dole ne duk masu neman Asusun Al'umma na Wikimedia su cika domin a sake duba shawara:

  • Proposed programs and activities are aligned with the mission of the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • Ayyuka da gudummawa dole ne su sami damar buga su a ƙarƙashin da'a, buɗe hanyoyin yarjejeniya
  • Aikace-aikacen dole ne don aikin gaba, aikin da aka tsara
  • 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
Youth Safety

Dokar Tsaron Matasa dole ne ya kasance don kowane aiki da ya shafi membobin al'umma masu ƙarancin shekaru.

  • 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.

Tsarin Nema

For further information, see Application and review process.
Yankunan tallafi na Wikimedia na yanzu:      Middle East & North Africa      Yankin Saharar Afirka      South Asia      East, Southeast Asia, & Pacific      Latin America & Caribbean      Amirka ta Arewa      Northern & Western Europe      Central & Eastern Europe & Central Asia

Jami'an Shirin Gidauniyar da kwamitocin hadin gwiwa suna aiki tare don zama abokan dabarun tunani tare da masu nema. Shawarwarin kuɗi sun dogara ne akan cancanta da tattaunawar kwamiti.

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.

Tsarin lokaci

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)

Yankin Saharar Afirka · Middle East & North Africa

9 Faburairu - 1 Maris 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

1 Maris 2024

Submission deadline

4 Maris - 29 Maris 2024

Review and translation

29 Maris - 19 Afirilu 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

3 Mayu 2024

Decision announced

17 Mayu - 31 Mayu 2024

Agreement and first payment

15 Janairu 2025

Midpoint conversation

31 Yuli 2025

Final or first year report due

East, Southeast Asia, & Pacific · South Asia

15 Faburairu 2024 - 14 Maris 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

14 Maris 2024

Submission deadline

15 Maris - 22 Afirilu 2024

Review and translation

22 Afirilu - 6 Mayu 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

23 Mayu 2024

Decision announced

6 Yuni 2024 - 30 Yuni 2024

Agreement and first payment

15 Janairu 2025

Midpoint conversation

15 Agusta 2025

Final or first year report due

Latin America & Caribbean

16 Faburairu - 8 Maris 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

8 Maris 2024

Submission deadline

8 Maris - 12 Afirilu 2024

Review and translation

12 Afirilu - 3 Mayu 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

17 Mayu 2024

Decision announced

31 Mayu - 14 Yuni 2024

Agreement and first payment

15 Janairu 2025

Midpoint conversation

31 Yuli 2025

Final or first year report due

Central & Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Amirka ta Arewa

16 Faburairu - 8 Maris 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

8 Maris 2024

Submission deadline

8 Maris - 6 Mayu 2024

Review and translation

6 Mayu - 20 Mayu 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

31 Mayu 2024

Decision announced

14 Yuni - 28 Yuni 2024

Agreement and first payment

15 Janairu 2025

Midpoint conversation

31 Yuli 2025

Final or first year report due

Northern & Western Europe

20 Faburairu - 14 Maris 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

15 Maris 2024

Submission deadline

25 Maris - 14 Afirilu 2024

Review and translation

15 Afirilu - 25 Mayu 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

25 Mayu 2024

Decision announced

25 Mayu - 2 Yuni 2024

Agreement and first payment

15 Janairu 2025

Midpoint conversation

31 Yuli 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 Faburairu 2024 15 Faburairu 2024 15 Faburairu 2024 16 Faburairu 2024 16 Faburairu 2024 16 Faburairu 2024 20 Faburairu 2024
Eligibility check 9 Faburairu - 1 Maris 2024 16 Faburairu - 14 Maris 2024 16 Faburairu - 14 Maris 2024 16 Faburairu - 8 Maris 2024 16 Faburairu - 8 Maris 2024 16 Faburairu - 8 Maris 2024 23 Faburairu - 14 Maris 2024
Submission deadline 1 Maris 2024 14 Maris 2024 14 Maris 2024 8 Maris 2024 8 Maris 2024 8 Maris 2024 15 Maris 2024
Application translation support 4 Maris - 8 Maris 2024 15 Maris - 5 Afirilu 2024 15 Maris - 5 Afirilu 2024 8 Maris - 12 Maris 2024 8 Maris - 12 Maris 2024 8 Maris - 12 Maris 2024 15 Maris - 24 Maris 2024
Review starts 11 Maris 2024 18 Maris 2024 18 Maris 2024 12 Maris 2024 18 Maris 2024 18 Maris 2024 25 Maris 2024
Feedback received 29 Maris 2024 22 Afirilu 2024 22 Afirilu 2024 12 Afirilu 2024 6 Mayu 2024 6 Mayu 2024 15 Afirilu 2024
Engaging with feedback 29 Maris - 19 Afirilu 2024 22 Afirilu - 6 Mayu 2024 22 Afirilu - 6 Mayu 2024 12 Afirilu - 3 Mayu 2024 6 Mayu - 20 Mayu 2024 6 Mayu - 20 Mayu 2024 15 Afirilu - 5 Mayu 2024
Decision announced 3 Mayu 2024 23 Mayu 2024 23 Mayu 2024 17 Mayu 2024 31 Mayu 2024 31 Mayu 2024 25 Mayu 2024
Agreement signed 17 Mayu 2024 6 Yuni 2024 6 Yuni 2024 31 Mayu 2024 14 Yuni 14 Yuni 2 Yuni 2024
First payment sent 17 Mayu - 31 Mayu 2024 7 Yuni - 30 Yuni 2024 7 Yuni - 30 Yuni 2024 31 Mayu - 14 Yuni 2024 14 Yuni - 30 Yuni 2024 14 Yuni - 30 Yuni 2024 14 Yuni - 30 Yuni 2024
Midpoint learning conversation 15 Janairu 2025 15 Janairu 2025 15 Janairu 2025 15 Janairu 2025 15 Janairu 2025 15 Janairu 2025 15 Janairu 2025
Final report due 31 Yuli 2025 31 Yuli 2025 31 Yuli 2025 31 Yuli 2025 31 Yuli 2025 31 Yuli 2025 31 Yuli 2025
Yearly report due for multi-year funds 31 Yuli 2025 15 Agusta 2025 15 Agusta 2025 31 Yuli 2025 31 Yuli 2025 31 Yuli 2025 29 Agusta 2025

Round 1 (2023-24)

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

Principles and values

Ka'idodin waɗanda ke da tushe kuma suna ƙarƙashin tsarin ba da tallafi sun dogara ne kai tsaye akan Ka'idoji da dabarun tafiya

  • Ƙarfafawa da Gudanar da Kai
  • adalci da karfafawa
  • Haɗuwa da Haɗa kai

Ƙarfafa Mutane - sauraro da tunani

  • Ingantattun Bayanai da Ayyukan Iterative - haɓaka samarwa da koyo

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

Tuntuɓe mu

Idan kana da tambaya game da Tallafi na bai ɗaya, daure ka tuntuɓi Jami'in Shirye-shirye na yanki a imail:

Region Regional Program Officer Email address
Middle East & North Africa Farida El-Gueretly mena_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org
Yankin Saharar Afirka 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
Amirka ta Arewa 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.