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ଅନୁଦାନ: ପ୍ରୋଗ୍ରାମ/ଉଇକିମିଡ଼ିଆ କମ୍ୟୁନିଟି ଫଣ୍ଡ/ସାଧାରଣ ସହାୟତା ପାଣ୍ଠି

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ସାଧାରଣ ସହାୟତା ପାଣ୍ଠି

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
  • 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.
Youth Safety

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.

Application process

For further information, see Application and review process.
Current Wikimedia fund regions:      Middle East & North Africa      Sub-Saharan Africa      ଦକ୍ଷିଣ ଏସିଆ      East, Southeast Asia, & Pacific      Latin America & Caribbean      ଉତ୍ତର ଆମେରିକା      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.

Timeline

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 · Middle East & North Africa

୧୧ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ – ୮ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Applicant support and eligibility check

୧୨ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୨୦୨୪

Renewal deadline

୮ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Submission deadline

୧୧ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର – ୧୬ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର ୨୦୨୪

Review and translation

୧୬ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର – ୪ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Review feedback and applicant engagement

୧୫ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Decision announced

୨୨ ନଭେମ୍ବର – ୧୨ ଡିସେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Agreement and first payment

୧ ଜୁଲାଇ – ୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୫

Midpoint conversation

୩୦ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬ / ୩୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୬

Final or first year report due

East, Southeast Asia, & Pacific · ଦକ୍ଷିଣ ଏସିଆ

୯ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ – ୯ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Applicant support and eligibility check

୯ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Renewal deadline

୯ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Submission deadline

୯ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର – ୩୧ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର ୨୦୨୪

Review and translation

୩୧ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର – ୧୫ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Review feedback and applicant engagement

୨୯ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Decision announced

୧୩ ଡିସେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ – ୧୭ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫

Agreement and first payment

୧ ଜୁଲାଇ – ୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୫

Midpoint conversation

୩୦ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬ / ୩୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୬

Final or first year report due

Latin America & Caribbean

୨ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର – ୩୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Applicant support and eligibility check

୯ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Renewal deadline

୩୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Submission deadline

୩୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର – ୨୪ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର ୨୦୨୪

Review and translation

୩୧ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର – ୧୫ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Review feedback and applicant engagement

୨୯ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Decision announced

୧୬ ଡିସେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ – ୧୭ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫

Agreement and first payment

୧ ଜୁଲାଇ – ୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୫

Midpoint conversation

୩୦ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬ / ୩୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୬

Final or first year report due

Central & Eastern Europe & Central Asia · ଉତ୍ତର ଆମେରିକା

୨ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର – ୩୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Applicant support and eligibility check

୨ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Renewal deadline

୩୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Submission deadline

୩୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର – ୨୪ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର ୨୦୨୪

Review and translation

୨୪ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର – ୧୫ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Review feedback and applicant engagement

୨୯ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Decision announced

୧୬ ଡିସେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ – ୧୭ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫

Agreement and first payment

୧ ଜୁଲାଇ – ୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୫

Midpoint conversation

୩୦ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬ / ୩୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୬

Final or first year report due

Northern & Western Europe

୨ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର – ୩୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Applicant support and eligibility check

୨ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Renewal deadline

୩୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Submission deadline

୩୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର – ୨୪ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର ୨୦୨୪

Review and translation

୩୧ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର – ୧୫ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Review feedback and applicant engagement

୨୯ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪

Decision announced

୧୬ ଡିସେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ – ୧୭ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫

Agreement and first payment

୧ ଜୁଲାଇ – ୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୫

Midpoint conversation

୩୦ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬ / ୩୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୬

Final or first year report due

Full timeline for all regions
SSA MENA SA ESEAP LATAM CEECA NA NWE
Renewals deadline ୧୨ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୨୦୨୪ ୧୨ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୨୦୨୪ ୯ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୯ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୯ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪
Applicant proposal support starts ୧୧ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୨୦୨୪ ୧୧ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୨୦୨୪ ୯ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୨୦୨୪ ୯ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୨୦୨୪ ୨ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪
Eligibility check ୧୧ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ – ୮ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୧୧ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ – ୮ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୯ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ – ୯ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୯ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ – ୯ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର – ୩୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର – ୩୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର – ୩୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର – ୩୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪
Submission deadline ୮ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୮ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୯ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୯ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୩୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୩୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୩୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୩୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪
Application translation support ୧୧ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର – ୧୮ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୧୧ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର – ୧୮ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୯ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର – ୨୩ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୯ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର – ୨୩ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୩୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର – ୬ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର ୨୦୨୪ ୩୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର – ୬ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର ୨୦୨୪ ୩୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର – ୬ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର ୨୦୨୪ ୩୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର – ୬ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର ୨୦୨୪
Review starts ୨୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨୦ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨୩ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨୩ ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୭ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର ୨୦୨୪ ୭ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର ୨୦୨୪ ୭ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର ୨୦୨୪ ୭ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର ୨୦୨୪
Feedback received ୧୬ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର ୨୦୨୪ ୧୬ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର ୨୦୨୪ ୩୧ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର ୨୦୨୪ ୩୧ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨୪ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨୪ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨୪ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨୪ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର ୨୦୨୪
Engaging with feedback ୧୬ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର – ୪ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୧୬ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର – ୪ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୩୧ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର – ୧୫ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୩୧ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର – ୧୫ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୩୧ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର – ୧୫ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୩୧ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର – ୧୫ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୩୧ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର – ୧୫ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୩୧ ଅକ୍ଟୋବର – ୧୫ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪
Decision announced ୧୫ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୧୫ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨୯ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨୯ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨୯ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨୯ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨୯ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨୯ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪
Agreement signed ୨୨ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨୨ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୧୩ ଡିସେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୧୩ ଡିସେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୧୬ ଡିସେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୧୬ ଡିସେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୧୬ ଡିସେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୧୬ ଡିସେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪
First payment sent ୨୯ ନଭେମ୍ବର – ୧୨ ଡିସେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୨୯ ନଭେମ୍ବର – ୧୨ ଡିସେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ ୧୬ ଡିସେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ – ୧୭ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୬ ଡିସେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ – ୧୭ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୬ ଡିସେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ – ୧୭ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୬ ଡିସେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ – ୧୭ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୬ ଡିସେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ – ୧୭ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୬ ଡିସେମ୍ବର ୨୦୨୪ – ୧୭ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫
Midpoint learning conversation ୧ ଜୁଲାଇ – ୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୧ ଜୁଲାଇ – ୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୧ ଜୁଲାଇ – ୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୧ ଜୁଲାଇ – ୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୧ ଜୁଲାଇ – ୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୧ ଜୁଲାଇ – ୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୧ ଜୁଲାଇ – ୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୧ ଜୁଲାଇ – ୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୫
Final report due ୩୦ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬ ୩୦ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬ ୩୦ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬ ୩୦ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬ ୩୦ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬ ୩୦ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬ ୩୦ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬ ୩୦ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬
Yearly report due for multi-year funds ୩୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୬ ୩୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୬ ୩୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୬ ୩୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୬ ୩୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୬ ୩୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୬ ୩୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୬ ୩୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୬

Round 2 (2024-25)

Sub-Saharan Africa · Middle East & North Africa

୧୦ ଫେବୃଆରୀ – ୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫

Applicant support and eligibility check

୧୦ ଫେବୃଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫

Renewal deadline

୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫

Submission deadline

୩ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ – ୧୧ ଅପ୍ରେଲ ୨୦୨୫

Review and translation

୧୧ ଅପ୍ରେଲ – ୧ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫

Review feedback and applicant engagement

୧୬ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫

Decision announced

୨୦ ମଇ – ୨୫ ଜୁନ ୨୦୨୫

Agreement and first payment

୧୫ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬

Midpoint conversation

୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୬ / ୧୫ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୨୦୨୬

Final or first year report due

East, Southeast Asia, & Pacific · ଦକ୍ଷିଣ ଏସିଆ

୧୪ ଫେବୃଆରୀ – ୧୩ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫

Applicant support and eligibility check

୧୪ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫

Renewal deadline

୧୩ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫

Submission deadline

୧୩ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ – ୨୧ ଅପ୍ରେଲ ୨୦୨୫

Review and translation

୨୧ ଅପ୍ରେଲ – ୫ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫

Review feedback and applicant engagement

୨୩ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫

Decision announced

୬ ଜୁନ – ୩୦ ଜୁନ ୨୦୨୫

Agreement and first payment

୧୫ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬

Midpoint conversation

୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୬ / ୧୫ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୨୦୨୬

Final or first year report due

Latin America & Caribbean

୧୦ ଫେବୃଆରୀ – ୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫

Applicant support and eligibility check

୧୦ ଫେବୃଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫

Renewal deadline

୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫

Submission deadline

୩ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ – ୪ ଅପ୍ରେଲ ୨୦୨୫

Review and translation

୪ ଅପ୍ରେଲ – ୨ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫

Review feedback and applicant engagement

୧୬ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫

Decision announced

୩୦ ମଇ – ୧୪ ଜୁନ ୨୦୨୫

Agreement and first payment

୧୫ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬

Midpoint conversation

୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୬ / ୧୫ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୨୦୨୬

Final or first year report due

Central & Eastern Europe & Central Asia · ଉତ୍ତର ଆମେରିକା

୧୭ ଫେବୃଆରୀ – ୭ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫

Applicant support and eligibility check

୧୭ ଫେବୃଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫

Renewal deadline

୭ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫

Submission deadline

୧୦ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ – ୪ ଅପ୍ରେଲ ୨୦୨୫

Review and translation

୪ ଅପ୍ରେଲ – ୨ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫

Review feedback and applicant engagement

୧୬ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫

Decision announced

୩୦ ମଇ – ୧୪ ଜୁନ ୨୦୨୫

Agreement and first payment

୧୫ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬

Midpoint conversation

୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୬ / ୧୫ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୨୦୨୬

Final or first year report due

Northern & Western Europe

୨୧ ଫେବୃଆରୀ – ୧୪ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫

Applicant support and eligibility check

୨୧ ଫେବୃଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫

Renewal deadline

୧୪ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫

Submission deadline

୧୪ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ – ୪ ଅପ୍ରେଲ ୨୦୨୫

Review and translation

୪ ଅପ୍ରେଲ – ୨୦ ଅପ୍ରେଲ ୨୦୨୫

Review feedback and applicant engagement

୩୦ ଅପ୍ରେଲ ୨୦୨୫

Decision announced

୧୫ ମଇ – ୧୩ ଜୁନ ୨୦୨୫

Agreement and first payment

୩୦ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬

Midpoint conversation

୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୬ / ୧୪ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୨୦୨୬

Final or first year report due

Full timeline for all regions
SSA MENA SA ESEAP LATAM CEECA NA NWE
Renewals Deadline ୧୦ ଫେବୃଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୦ ଫେବୃଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୪ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୪ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୦ ଫେବୃଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୭ ଫେବୃଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୭ ଫେବୃଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫ ୨୧ ଫେବୃଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫
Applicant proposal support starts ୧୦ ଫେବୃଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୦ ଫେବୃଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୪ ଫେବୃଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୪ ଫେବୃଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୦ ଫେବୃଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୭ ଫେବୃଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୭ ଫେବୃଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫ ୨୧ ଫେବୃଆରୀ ୨୦୨୫
Eligibility check ୧୦ ଫେବୃଆରୀ – ୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୦ ଫେବୃଆରୀ – ୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୪ ଫେବୃଆରୀ – ୧୩ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୪ ଫେବୃଆରୀ – ୧୩ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୦ ଫେବୃଆରୀ – ୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୭ ଫେବୃଆରୀ – ୭ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୭ ଫେବୃଆରୀ – ୭ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୨୧ ଫେବୃଆରୀ – ୧୪ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫
Submission deadline ୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୩ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୩ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୭ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୭ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୪ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫
Application translation support ୩ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ – ୧୦ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୩ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ – ୧୦ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୩ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ – ୨୭ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୩ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ – ୨୭ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୩ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ – ୧୦ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୦ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ – ୧୭ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୦ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ – ୧୭ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୪ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ – ୨୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫
Review starts ୧୪ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୪ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୨୮ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୨୮ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୪ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୭ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୭ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫ ୨୧ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୫
Feedback received ୧୧ ଅପ୍ରେଲ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୧ ଅପ୍ରେଲ ୨୦୨୫ ୨୧ ଅପ୍ରେଲ ୨୦୨୫ ୨୧ ଅପ୍ରେଲ ୨୦୨୫ ୪ ଅପ୍ରେଲ ୨୦୨୫ ୪ ଅପ୍ରେଲ ୨୦୨୫ ୪ ଅପ୍ରେଲ ୨୦୨୫ ୪ ଅପ୍ରେଲ ୨୦୨୫
Engaging with feedback ୧୧ ଅପ୍ରେଲ – ୧ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୧ ଅପ୍ରେଲ – ୧ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୨୧ ଅପ୍ରେଲ – ୫ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୨୧ ଅପ୍ରେଲ – ୫ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୪ ଅପ୍ରେଲ – ୨ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୧ ଅପ୍ରେଲ – ୨ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୧ ଅପ୍ରେଲ – ୨ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୪ ଅପ୍ରେଲ – ୨୦ ଅପ୍ରେଲ ୨୦୨୫
Decision announced ୧୬ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୬ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୨୩ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୨୩ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୬ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୬ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୬ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୩୦ ଅପ୍ରେଲ ୨୦୨୫
Agreement signed ୨୦ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୨୦ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୬ ଜୁନ ୨୦୨୫ ୬ ଜୁନ ୨୦୨୫ ୩୦ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୩୦ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୩୦ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୫ ମଇ ୨୦୨୫
First payment sent ୨୫ ମଇ – ୨୫ ଜୁନ ୨୦୨୫ ୨୪ ମଇ – ୭ ଜୁନ ୨୦୨୫ ୬ ଜୁନ – ୩୦ ଜୁନ ୨୦୨୫ ୬ ଜୁନ – ୩୦ ଜୁନ ୨୦୨୫ ୩୦ ମଇ – ୧୪ ଜୁନ ୨୦୨୫ ୩୦ ମଇ – ୧୪ ଜୁନ ୨୦୨୫ ୩୦ ମଇ – ୧୪ ଜୁନ ୨୦୨୫ ୧୬ ମଇ – ୧୩ ଜୁନ ୨୦୨୫
Midpoint learning conversation ୧୫ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬ ୧୫ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬ ୧୫ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬ ୧୫ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬ ୧୫ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬ ୧୫ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬ ୧୫ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬ ୩୦ ଜାନୁଆରୀ ୨୦୨୬
Final report due ୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୬ ୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୬ ୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୬ ୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୬ ୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୬ ୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୬ ୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୬ ୩୧ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୦୨୬
Yearly report due for multi-year funds ୧୫ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୨୦୨୬ ୧୫ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୨୦୨୬ ୧୫ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୨୦୨୬ ୧୫ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୨୦୨୬ ୧୫ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୨୦୨୬ ୧୫ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୨୦୨୬ ୧୫ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୨୦୨୬ ୧୪ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୨୦୨୬

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).

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

Contact us

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
Sub-Saharan Africa Veronica Thamaini ssa_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org
ଦକ୍ଷିଣ ଏସିଆ 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
ଉତ୍ତର ଆମେରିକା 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.