Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia/Administrative Budget 2021

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UG MYS/Administrative Budget 2021
Wiki Kata (Malay for Wiki Word) is a national edit-a-thon about digitizing words of indigenous languages found in Malaysia through Malay Wiktionary. Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia will run the competition from 1st July - 31st July 2020. The aim for this competition is to document indigenous languages in Malaysia which are lacking online.
targetOrganising more online meetups and trainings frequently
start date1 April 2021
end date31 March 2022
budget (local currency)MYR 2812.24
budget (USD)USD 683.60
grant typeIndividual (on behalf of User Group)
non-profit statusYes
contact(s)• snn1395(_AT_)• dody.ismoyo(_AT_) (President of Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia)

Please see the related sample report for equipment.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals, as needed.

  1. Add or improve content
  2. Engage existing editors
  3. Increase outreach activities online
  4. Recruit more volunteers
  5. Organise more trainings and meetups online

Project Plan[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. What content gaps will you be filling with the equipment?

Our user group is working to improve more contents on Malaysia and Wikimedia projects in indigenous languages of Malaysia. We need to organise more trainings and meetups for new editors online.

2. What activities will you organize in the next 6 months to create content and use it on Wikimedia projects?

We will organise 1 online training and 1 online meetup per month minimum.

3. How will the equipment be shared/tracked/cared for by members of your community?

Once we paid for the premium version for the platforms, our team will have access to this platforms to organise the events.

4. How long will the equipment be used, and by whom?

We expect the online platforms to be used more than once a month to organise online events.

5. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project? Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia wants to be more active in engaging the Malaysian community. Hence, there is a need to organise more online events such as trainings and meetups for future and existing volunteers. By having these premium platforms such as Zoom, we are able to hold a longer event and we could organise these more frequently. This is the limitation that we are facing and we could not organise many events like this and also meetings with future partners. We faced problem when we were having a meeting with the local Swedish embassy and a webinar with a local university institute. We also wanted to have a website and a dedicated email for our outreach. We realised this when the Swedish embassy had to send the invitation emails since their email address is more trusted than our normal gmail address currently.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets and feel free to add more:

  1. Number of trainings: 12 and more
  2. Number of meetups: 12 and more
  3. Number of participants: 20 and more for each event
  4. Number of new volunteers: 20 and more for each event


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

Currently, we paid the Zoom premium account with our own money.

1 USD = 4.33 MYR as of 10 May 2020
Project budget table
No. Item Quantity Total (MYR) Total (USD) Notes
1 Zoom Pro N/A MYR 616.58 USD 149.90 1 year subscription of Zoom Pro plan. This will be used frequently so that we can organise more virtual meetups and events.
2 Google N/A MYR 240.00 USD 58.35 1 year subscription of Google Workspace Business Starter. (MYR 20 per month)
3 Streamyard Basic 5 MYR 987.19 USD 240.00 1 year subscription of Basic Streamyard plan (USD 20.00 per month)
4 Website N/A MYR 968.47 USD 235.45 1 year hosting domain (MYR 80.00) + Squarespace Business plan (USD 18.00 per month). For better outreach work and higher outcome for collaboration with other institutions when sending emails with own domain.
Total: MYR 2812.24 (USD 683.60)


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