The rapid grants program will be accepting the last group of proposals for this fiscal year by June 7, 2019. We will be moving all grant requests submitted after that date to draft. You are welcome to submit them after July 1, 2019 if your project can take place in the new fiscal year. Thank you for your patience as we wrap up our work.
Rapid Grants provide quick support for projects throughout the year. USD $500 up to USD $2000 will be considered.
The Rapid Grants program funds Wikimedia community members – individuals, groups, or organizations contributing to Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia or Commons – to organize projects throughout the year with a budget of USD 500 up to US$2,000. Projects can include experiments or standard needs that don't need broad review to get started.
Applications are accepted between the 1st and 15th of each month and decisions are made by the end of that month. Rapid grants are meant to be simpler grants that can be reviewed in a short amount of time with limited back-and-forth with the grant applicant. There will be opportunities for revising your proposal, but we hope to make decisions quickly within the same month of your proposal.
Examples of common requests:
Food for your monthly community meet-up
Expenses for a series of small edit-a-thons
Reimbursement of bus tickets for a photo walk
Prizes for an online writing contest
Proposals should support the achievement of Wikimedia’s mission. All requests between USD $500 and up to USD $2,000 will be considered.