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Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedia Portugal/Increasing Wikimedia awareness intergenerationally

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Wikimedia Portugal/Increasing Wikimedia awareness intergenerationally in Câmara de Lobos
To increase awareness of Wikimedia projects in the municipality of Câmara de Lobos, in Madeira Island, targeting high-school/university students and senior citizens. Activities include photo/data safaris, edithatons, engagement with the local library, the Press Museum, local Universidade Aberta representation and senior centers. Events will take place preferably outside, or in large, open spaces.
targetWikipt, Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata
start date1 september
start year2021
end date31 december
end year2021
budget (local currency)1690€
budget (USD)1998 US$
grant typeorganization
non-profit statusyes
contact(s)• paulo.p(_AT_)wikimedia.pt• info(_AT_)wikimedia.pt
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia Portugal
website (if applicable)http://pt.wikimedia.org

Applications are not required to be in English. Please complete the application in your preferred language.

Project Goal[edit]

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

  1. Encourage facilitate community participation in your plan
  2. Communicate information about movement strategy recommendations to community
  3. Significantly increase awareness and participation of the civil society in the Wikimedia projects

Project Plan[edit]


  1. What movement strategy initiative will your implementation work focus on? Please select one of the initiatives described here.
    Increased awareness about the Wikimedia Movement
  1. What community or communities will be involved in this movement strategy implementation work?
    Civil society in the municipality of w:Câmara de Lobos, mainly students and senior citizens
    Madeira students of Universidade Aberta
  1. Do you have any specific implementation ideas to support this initiative? Are you aware of any specific ideas in your community? If so, please briefly describe 1-2 of these ideas here.
    Editing and photographic marathons aimed at collecting information on local written and oral traditions, material and immaterial cultural heritage, history and nature of the municipality, and bringing that information to the Wikimedia projects
    During the activities, explaining what the Wikimedia movement is about, especially it's crucial role in bringing knowledge in a free and universal way, the value as an educational and cultural resource, prominently in developing digital & media literacy, and the need of everyone to be involved in this project so that it can get maximum success
  1. Please describe your specific activities below to develop a draft implementation plan. What will you do to support your goals to implement this initiative from movement strategy? If possible, please provide a general timeline for these activities. When will they begin and how long will your activities take?
    Meeting to write down the specific plan between local Wikimedians, Universidade Aberta representatives, local library workers, Câmara de Lobos City Council representatives and other interested parties and stakeholders
    Field activity: Collecting data at the local library + editathon using that data in the library space (includes open spaces)
    Field activity: Collecting data at the Press Museum + editathon using that data in the museum space (includes open spaces)
    Field activity: Photographic/data collecting safaris with students and senior citizens documenting cultural heritage, traditions, nature. Data collection for Wikidata and related OpenStreetMap entries (like exact coordinates) will be done on the fly.
    Field activity: Recording of oral culture (traditions, folk music and songs and oral history) with senior citizens, validated by the university or similar authority, and upload of the records to Commons
  2. Ethitaton to upload the photos taken in the photo safari(s) to Commons and to polish and finish the data collected on the fly
  3. Participation in a conference covering Wikimedia and digital & media literacy (not covered by this grant)
  1. How have you let relevant Wikimedia communities know about this proposal?
    You are required to provide links to on-wiki pages to inform these communities about your proposed work. Examples of places where this can be done include community discussion pages, affiliate discussion pages, or relevant project talk pages.
    Announcements board of the Village Pump at wikipt
  1. How will you keep your community updated about progress and outcomes for these activities? Who will be responsible for communicating these updates? Please add the names or usernames of these individuals below.
    For example: User:I JethroBT
  2. If you are organizing community discussions, what is your facilitation plan to support productive discussions around movement strategy implementation? Please also provide a link to a Friendly Space Policy that will be implemented to support these discussions. If you are not doing these activities, please write N/A.
  3. If you are requesting funding for online tools or services to support participation, please describe these services and how they will be used. If not, please write N/A.
  4. If you are translating any materials, in what languages will you be supporting translation? Who will be responsible for doing the translations? If not, please write N/A.
  5. What other roles are important for these activities? Please describe these roles and provide the usernames or names of who will perform these roles.
    User:CarolusStrider - liasion with Universidade Aberta and Câmara de Lobos city council (including the Library and the Press Museum)
  6. Are you running any in-person events or activities? If so, you will need to complete the steps outlined in the Risk Assessment protocol related to COVID-19. When you have completed these steps, please provide a link to your completed copy of the risk assessment tool below:
  7. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?


After your activities are complete, we would like to understand the draft implementation plan for your community. You will be required to prepare a document detailing this plan around a movement strategy initiative. This report can be prepared through Meta-wiki using the Share your results button on this page. The report can be prepared in your language, and is not required to be written in English.

In this report, you will be asked to:

  • Provide a link to the draft implementation plan document or Wikimedia page
  • Describe what activities supported the development of the plan
  • Describe how and where you have communicated your plan to relevant communities.
  • Report on how your funding was spent

Your draft implementation plan document should address the following questions clearly:

  • What movement strategy initiative or goal are you addressing?
  • What activities will you be doing to address that initiative?
  • What do you expect will happen as a result of your activities? How do those outcomes address the movement strategy initiative?
  • How will you measure or evaluate your activities? What tools or methods will you use to evaluate your activities?

To create a draft implementation plan, we recommend the use of a logic model, which will help you and your team think about goals, activities, outcomes, and other factors in an organized way. Please refer the following resources to develop a logic model:

Please confirm below that you will be able to prepare a draft implementation plan document by the end of your grant:

  • Yes

Optionally, you are welcome to include other information you'd like to share around participation and representation in your activities. Please include any additional outcomes you would like to report on below:

  • Metrics (content upload, participation, etc). analisys
  • Local media coverage
  • Articles in the Glam and Education newsletters
  • Article in the Wikimedia Portugal blog
  • Divulgation in social networks (with photos, etc)
  • Divulgation in our mailing lists


How you will use the funds you are requesting? List bullet points for each expense. Don’t forget to include a total amount, and update this amount in the Probox at the top of your page too!

  • Research (time needed to review, perform analysis, or investigate any information needed to support implementation ideas or planning): 200€
  • Facilitation (facilitation time including facilitator preparation, meeting facilitation time, and debriefing): 0
  • Documentation (document preparation time, time spent documenting of discussion, post-meeting work): 0
  • Translation (translation costs for briefs and global materials): 0
  • Coordination (coordinator work to manage or support multiple workflows to prepare for meeting): 640€
  • Online tools or services (subscription services for online meeting platforms, social media promotion): 50€
  • Data (internet or mobile costs for organizers or participants to access or participate in activities): 0
  • Venue or space for meeting (costs of renting a physical meeting space): 0
  • Transportation costs (costs of supporting organizers or participants to attend the meeting): 200€
  • Meals (costs related to refreshments, lunches, or other meals during in-person activities): 300€
  • Other: Printing materials - Wikimedia information fliers, postcards with the best photos, to distribute: 300€


Completing your application[edit]

Once you have completed the application, please do the following:

  • Change the application status from status=draft to status=proposed in the {{Probox}} template.
  • Contact strategy2030(_AT_)wikimedia.org and rapidgrants(_AT_)wikimedia.org to confirm your submission, as well as to request any support around your application.


Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!