Grants:Project/Global Voices/Strengthening Indigenous-Language Wikipedias in Latin America/Finances

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Below is your approved budget. Please use this table to keep track of actual funds spent for each line item and list the difference from the approved budget at the end of the grant period.

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Request for Funds Re-allocation[edit]

Budget change request[edit]

The original budget called for US$200 to be used on Skype credit to call research interviewees using SkypeOut in case their internet connection did allow for virtual calls. We are only using US$50.00 of that amount, leaving a surplus of US$150.00

The original budget also called for US$100 to used on audio calling recording software. Fortunately, we found free software able to meet our needs. So we will not be purchasing audio call recorder or transcription software for this project, leaving us a surplus of US$100

We are requesting that the US$250 budget line differences to be applied towards the cost of travel to attend Iberoconf 2017 to be held in Buenos Aires. Attending this conference will allow us to share initial findings from the research project and strengthen ties with regional affiliates who have also participated in this project.

The organizers of Iberoconf have agreed to cover accommodation costs if we are able to find a way to cover the cost of the airline ticket. The total cost of the airline ticket is US$ 444.41 and we commit to finding a way to cover the remaining US$194.41 either through other organizational or personal funds if the budget change request is accepted.


We did not anticipate the outpouring of interest by members of the Iberoconf network and the degree of collaboration between Rising Voices and affiliates when originally presenting the project proposal. Attending this conference will allow us to share the initial findings and recommendations from the project, as well as to further discussions on regional cooperation around this field. An important part of the research project has been the active participation of stakeholders such as the regional affiliates, many of whom participate actively in outreach and direct support to indigenous communities. Taking part will also help us better understand the Wikimedia affiliation model and work closer with this network for future activities.

The rest of the funds will be spent according to the original and approved budget.

Expense Approved amount Actual funds spent Difference
Project Coordination US$5,500.00 US$5,500.00 US$0.00
Lead Researcher US$4,662.00 US$ 4,662.00 US$0.00
Transcription and Recording Software US$0 US$0.00 US$0.00
SkypeOut Credit US$50.00 US$50.00 US$0.00
Bank Fees US$200.00 US$200.00 US$0.00
Travel Costs for Iberocoop US$250.00 US$250.00 US$0.00