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Dana Sokongan Umum

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]



Cara memohon

  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)

Perkara yang kami biaya

Examples of projects we fund as part of annual plan
  • Projek pendidikan
  • 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.
Contoh perbelanjaan yang kami sokong
  • 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
  • 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.

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.

Eligibility criteria

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.

The following are basic criteria that must be met by all Wikimedia Community Fund applicants in order for a proposal to be reviewed:

  • Proposed programs and activities are aligned with the mission of the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • Works and contributions must be able to be published under ethical, open access agreements
  • Applications must be for future, planned work
  • 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
Eligibility for other funding programs

General Support Fund recipients are eligible to apply for some other Wikimedia Foundation funding programs:

General Support Fund recipients are not eligible to apply for:

If additional funding is needed, please contact your regional program officer to discuss the need for budgetary adjustments and other funding opportunities.
Keselamatan Belia

Youth Safety Policy must be in place for any activity that involves underage community members

  • 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.

Proses permohonan

"Untuk maklumat lanjut, lihat Application and review process. "
Current Wikimedia fund regions:      Timur Tengah & Afrika Utara      Sub-Saharan Africa      Asia Selatan      Asia Timur, Asia Tenggara, dan Pasifik      Amerika Latin & Karibia      Amerika Utara      Eropa Utara & Barat      Eropah Timur & Tengah & Asia Tengah

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.

Proses pembaharuan semula

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

Garis masa

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 1 (2024-25)

Sub-Saharan Africa · Timur Tengah & Afrika Utara

11 Ogos – 8 September 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

12 Ogos 2024

Renewal deadline

8 September 2024

Submission deadline

11 September – 16 Oktober 2024

Review and translation

16 Oktober – 4 November 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

15 November 2024

Decision announced

22 November – 12 Disember 2024

Agreement and first payment

1 Julai – 31 Julai 2025

Midpoint conversation

30 Januari 2026 / 31 Mac 2026

Final or first year report due

Asia Timur, Asia Tenggara, dan Pasifik · Asia Selatan

9 Ogos – 9 September 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

9 September 2024

Renewal deadline

9 September 2024

Submission deadline

9 September – 31 Oktober 2024

Review and translation

31 Oktober – 15 November 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

29 November 2024

Decision announced

13 Disember 2024 – 17 Januari 2025

Agreement and first payment

1 Julai – 31 Julai 2025

Midpoint conversation

30 Januari 2026 / 31 Mac 2026

Final or first year report due

Amerika Latin & Karibia

2 September – 30 September 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

9 September 2024

Renewal deadline

30 September 2024

Submission deadline

30 September – 24 Oktober 2024

Review and translation

31 Oktober – 15 November 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

29 November 2024

Decision announced

16 Disember 2024 – 17 Januari 2025

Agreement and first payment

1 Julai – 31 Julai 2025

Midpoint conversation

30 Januari 2026 / 31 Mac 2026

Final or first year report due

Eropah Timur & Tengah & Asia Tengah · Amerika Utara

2 September – 30 September 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

2 September 2024

Renewal deadline

30 September 2024

Submission deadline

30 September – 24 Oktober 2024

Review and translation

24 Oktober – 15 November 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

29 November 2024

Decision announced

16 Disember 2024 – 17 Januari 2025

Agreement and first payment

1 Julai – 31 Julai 2025

Midpoint conversation

30 Januari 2026 / 31 Mac 2026

Final or first year report due

Eropa Utara & Barat

2 September – 30 September 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

2 September 2024

Renewal deadline

30 September 2024

Submission deadline

30 September – 24 Oktober 2024

Review and translation

31 Oktober – 15 November 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

29 November 2024

Decision announced

16 Disember 2024 – 17 Januari 2025

Agreement and first payment

1 Julai – 31 Julai 2025

Midpoint conversation

30 Januari 2026 / 31 Mac 2026

Final or first year report due

Full timeline for all regions
SSA MENA SA ESEAP LATAM CEECA NA NWE
Renewals deadline 12 Ogos 2024 12 Ogos 2024 9 September 2024 9 September 2024 9 September 2024 2 September 2024 2 September 2024 2 September 2024
Applicant proposal support starts 11 Ogos 2024 11 Ogos 2024 9 Ogos 2024 9 Ogos 2024 2 September 2024 2 September 2024 2 September 2024 2 September 2024
Eligibility check 11 Ogos – 8 September 2024 11 Ogos – 8 September 2024 9 Ogos – 9 September 2024 9 Ogos – 9 September 2024 2 September – 30 September 2024 2 September – 30 September 2024 2 September – 30 September 2024 2 September – 30 September 2024
Submission deadline 8 September 2024 8 September 2024 9 September 2024 9 September 2024 30 September 2024 30 September 2024 30 September 2024 30 September 2024
Sokongan terjemahan permohonan 11 September – 18 September 2024 11 September – 18 September 2024 9 September – 23 September 2024 9 September – 23 September 2024 30 September – 6 Oktober 2024 30 September – 6 Oktober 2024 30 September – 6 Oktober 2024 30 September – 6 Oktober 2024
Review starts 20 September 2024 20 September 2024 23 September 2024 23 September 2024 7 Oktober 2024 7 Oktober 2024 7 Oktober 2024 7 Oktober 2024
Feedback received 16 Oktober 2024 16 Oktober 2024 31 Oktober 2024 31 Oktober 2024 24 Oktober 2024 24 Oktober 2024 24 Oktober 2024 24 Oktober 2024
Engaging with feedback 16 Oktober – 4 November 2024 16 Oktober – 4 November 2024 31 Oktober – 15 November 2024 31 Oktober – 15 November 2024 31 Oktober – 15 November 2024 31 Oktober – 15 November 2024 31 Oktober – 15 November 2024 31 Oktober – 15 November 2024
Keputusan yang diumumkan 15 November 2024 15 November 2024 29 November 2024 29 November 2024 29 November 2024 29 November 2024 29 November 2024 29 November 2024
Perjanjian yang ditandatangan 22 November 2024 22 November 2024 13 Disember 2024 13 Disember 2024 16 Disember 2024 16 Disember 2024 16 Disember 2024 16 Disember 2024
Pembayaran pertama dihantar 29 November – 12 Disember 2024 29 November – 12 Disember 2024 16 Disember 2024 – 17 Januari 2025 16 Disember 2024 – 17 Januari 2025 16 Disember 2024 – 17 Januari 2025 16 Disember 2024 – 17 Januari 2025 16 Disember 2024 – 17 Januari 2025 16 Disember 2024 – 17 Januari 2025
Midpoint learning conversation 1 Julai – 31 Julai 2025 1 Julai – 31 Julai 2025 1 Julai – 31 Julai 2025 1 Julai – 31 Julai 2025 1 Julai – 31 Julai 2025 1 Julai – 31 Julai 2025 1 Julai – 31 Julai 2025 1 Julai – 31 Julai 2025
Final report due 30 Januari 2026 30 Januari 2026 30 Januari 2026 30 Januari 2026 30 Januari 2026 30 Januari 2026 30 Januari 2026 30 Januari 2026
Yearly report due for multi-year funds 31 Mac 2026 31 Mac 2026 31 Mac 2026 31 Mac 2026 31 Mac 2026 31 Mac 2026 31 Mac 2026 31 Mac 2026

Round 2 (2024-25)

Sub-Saharan Africa · Timur Tengah & Afrika Utara

10 Februari – 1 Mac 2025

Applicant support and eligibility check

10 Februari 2025

Renewal deadline

1 Mac 2025

Submission deadline

3 Mac – 11 April 2025

Review and translation

11 April – 1 Mei 2025

Review feedback and applicant engagement

16 Mei 2025

Decision announced

20 Mei – 25 Jun 2025

Agreement and first payment

15 Januari 2026

Midpoint conversation

31 Julai 2026 / 15 Ogos 2026

Final or first year report due

Asia Timur, Asia Tenggara, dan Pasifik · Asia Selatan

14 Februari – 13 Mac 2025

Applicant support and eligibility check

14 Mac 2025

Renewal deadline

13 Mac 2025

Submission deadline

13 Mac – 21 April 2025

Review and translation

21 April – 5 Mei 2025

Review feedback and applicant engagement

23 Mei 2025

Decision announced

6 Jun – 30 Jun 2025

Agreement and first payment

15 Januari 2026

Midpoint conversation

31 Julai 2026 / 15 Ogos 2026

Final or first year report due

Amerika Latin & Karibia

10 Februari – 1 Mac 2025

Applicant support and eligibility check

10 Februari 2025

Renewal deadline

1 Mac 2025

Submission deadline

3 Mac – 4 April 2025

Review and translation

4 April – 2 Mei 2025

Review feedback and applicant engagement

16 Mei 2025

Decision announced

30 Mei – 14 Jun 2025

Agreement and first payment

15 Januari 2026

Midpoint conversation

31 Julai 2026 / 15 Ogos 2026

Final or first year report due

Eropah Timur & Tengah & Asia Tengah · Amerika Utara

17 Februari – 7 Mac 2025

Applicant support and eligibility check

17 Februari 2025

Renewal deadline

7 Mac 2025

Submission deadline

10 Mac – 4 April 2025

Review and translation

4 April – 2 Mei 2025

Review feedback and applicant engagement

16 Mei 2025

Decision announced

30 Mei – 14 Jun 2025

Agreement and first payment

15 Januari 2026

Midpoint conversation

31 Julai 2026 / 15 Ogos 2026

Final or first year report due

Eropa Utara & Barat

21 Februari – 14 Mac 2025

Applicant support and eligibility check

21 Februari 2025

Renewal deadline

14 Mac 2025

Submission deadline

14 Mac – 4 April 2025

Review and translation

4 April – 20 April 2025

Review feedback and applicant engagement

30 April 2025

Decision announced

15 Mei – 13 Jun 2025

Agreement and first payment

30 Januari 2026

Midpoint conversation

31 Julai 2026 / 14 Ogos 2026

Final or first year report due

Full timeline for all regions
SSA MENA SA ESEAP LATAM CEECA NA NWE
Renewals Deadline 10 Februari 2025 10 Februari 2025 14 Mac 2025 14 Mac 2025 10 Februari 2025 17 Februari 2025 17 Februari 2025 21 Februari 2025
Applicant proposal support starts 10 Februari 2025 10 Februari 2025 14 Februari 2025 14 Februari 2025 10 Februari 2025 17 Februari 2025 17 Februari 2025 21 Februari 2025
Eligibility check 10 Februari – 1 Mac 2025 10 Februari – 1 Mac 2025 14 Februari – 13 Mac 2025 14 Februari – 13 Mac 2025 10 Februari – 1 Mac 2025 17 Februari – 7 Mac 2025 17 Februari – 7 Mac 2025 21 Februari – 14 Mac 2025
Submission deadline 1 Mac 2025 1 Mac 2025 13 Mac 2025 13 Mac 2025 1 Mac 2025 7 Mac 2025 7 Mac 2025 14 Mac 2025
Sokongan terjemahan permohonan 3 Mac – 10 Mac 2025 3 Mac – 10 Mac 2025 13 Mac – 27 Mac 2025 13 Mac – 27 Mac 2025 3 Mac – 10 Mac 2025 10 Mac – 17 Mac 2025 10 Mac – 17 Mac 2025 14 Mac – 21 Mac 2025
Review starts 14 Mac 2025 14 Mac 2025 28 Mac 2025 28 Mac 2025 14 Mac 2025 17 Mac 2025 17 Mac 2025 21 Mac 2025
Feedback received 11 April 2025 11 April 2025 21 April 2025 21 April 2025 4 April 2025 4 April 2025 4 April 2025 4 April 2025
Engaging with feedback 11 April – 1 Mei 2025 11 April – 1 Mei 2025 21 April – 5 Mei 2025 21 April – 5 Mei 2025 4 April – 2 Mei 2025 11 April – 2 Mei 2025 11 April – 2 Mei 2025 4 April – 20 April 2025
Keputusan yang diumumkan 16 Mei 2025 16 Mei 2025 23 Mei 2025 23 Mei 2025 16 Mei 2025 16 Mei 2025 16 Mei 2025 30 April 2025
Perjanjian yang ditandatangan 20 Mei 2025 20 Mei 2025 6 Jun 2025 6 Jun 2025 30 Mei 2025 30 Mei 2025 30 Mei 2025 15 Mei 2025
Pembayaran pertama dihantar 25 Mei – 25 Jun 2025 24 Mei – 7 Jun 2025 6 Jun – 30 Jun 2025 6 Jun – 30 Jun 2025 30 Mei – 14 Jun 2025 30 Mei – 14 Jun 2025 30 Mei – 14 Jun 2025 16 Mei – 13 Jun 2025
Midpoint learning conversation 15 Januari 2026 15 Januari 2026 15 Januari 2026 15 Januari 2026 15 Januari 2026 15 Januari 2026 15 Januari 2026 30 Januari 2026
Final report due 31 Julai 2026 31 Julai 2026 31 Julai 2026 31 Julai 2026 31 Julai 2026 31 Julai 2026 31 Julai 2026 31 Julai 2026
Yearly report due for multi-year funds 15 Ogos 2026 15 Ogos 2026 15 Ogos 2026 15 Ogos 2026 15 Ogos 2026 15 Ogos 2026 15 Ogos 2026 14 Ogos 2026

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

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).

Laporan pembelajaran akhir

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)

Sumber

Kemas kini

Hubungi kami

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
Timur Tengah & Afrika Utara Farida El-Gueretly mena_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org
Sub-Saharan Africa Veronica Thamaini ssa_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org
Asia Selatan Jacqueline Chen sa_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org
Asia Timur, Asia Tenggara, dan Pasifik Jacqueline Chen eseap_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org
Amerika Latin & Karibia Mercedes Caso lac_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org
Amerika Utara Chris Schilling na_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org
Eropa Utara & Barat Agnes Bruszik nwe_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org
Eropah Timur & Tengah & Asia Tengah Chris Schilling ceeca_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org

Nota

  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.