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Rapid Funds

Who?

Ndị mmadụ n'otu n'otu, otu, Mgbakwunye Wikimedia ma ọ bụ otu sitere na Wikimedia movement

What?

Maka ọrụ dị mkpirikpi, nke dị ọnụ ala na Wikimedia focus (1-12 ọnwa)

When?

Oge nhazi ọnwa abụọ, 1 agba n'ime ọnwa abụọ ọ bụla

How much?

500 - 5,000 USD


Kedụ etu esi etinye akwụkwọ a?

  1. Gụọ ihe anyị na-akwado na onye nwere ike itinye akwụkwọ n'okpuru ebe a.
  2. Gaa na Wikimedia Foundation Grantee Portal (Fluxx) wee banye.
    • Ọ bụrụ na ịnweghị akaụntụ, pịa Deba aha Ugbu a wee nye ozi achọrọ. Ị ga-enweta nkwenye nke ndebanye aha gị n'ime ụbọchị ọrụ abụọ
  3. Họrọ bọtịnụ Apply for Rapid Fund na isi ibe. Pịa Chekwa na Gaa n'ihuChekwa na Mechie iji chekwaa ngwa ahụ.
  4. Soro ntụziaka dị na akwụkwọ itinye akwụkwọ. Ị ga-enye ozi gbasara ọrụ gị ma bulite ọtụtụ akwụkwọ.
  5. Pịa Nyefee iji nyefee ngwa maka nyocha.

  • Anyị na-anabata ngwa n'asụsụ ọ bụla. Anyị ga-akwado ntụgharị maka ngwa na mkparịta ụka dịka ọ dị mkpa.
  • A ga-ebipụta ngwa na Meta-Wiki na-akpaghị aka n'ime ụbọchị abụọ. A na-eme nke a maka nyocha na nzaghachi obodo.
  • Ị nwere ike ịkwadebe ngwa ahụ n'ịntanetị. Dee otu ụdị ngwa ahụ, zaa ajụjụ ma depụtaghachi ederede na Fluxx.
Rapid Fund Application Form (Google Docs)
Rapid Fund Budget Template (Google Sheets)

Ihe anyị na-akwado

Ọrụ gị kwesịrị ịkwado mmezu nke ọrụ Wikimedia yana ntụzịaka atụmatụ. Ọ ga-achọkwa ịkwalite otu ma ọ bụ karịa n'ime Wikimedia project.

Ihe atụ nke ọrụ anyị na-akwado
  • Ndị mmadụ na-ahazi ihe omume mpaghara metụtara mkpọsa zuru ụwa ọnụ na obodo ha.
  • Nzukọ obodo na-abụghị nke gọọmentị
  • Editathons na ogbako nke Wikimedia
  • Atụmatụ atụmatụ na kwa afọ sitere na Mgbakwunye Wikimedia
  • Ọrụ agụmakwụkwọ, dịka ọmụmaatụ, ịgụ ma ọ bụ idezi ọzụzụ na Wikipedia, Wikidata ma ọ bụ ọrụ Wikimedia ndị ọzọ
  • Ọrụ ọdịbendị na ihe nketa nke na-akwado onyinye nke ọdịnaya, nhazi nke ọdịnaya ma na-akwalite nnweta nke ọdịnaya ahụ.
  • Ọrụ okike na ụdị dị iche iche, dịka ọmụmaatụ, iwebata na ịzụ ụmụ nwanyị na ndị mmekọ dị iche iche okike. Ọzọkwa, ịmepụta ọdịnaya gbasara ụmụ nwanyị, ụdị okike dị iche iche, obodo ndị na-akọwaghị ya na ihe ọmụma ha.
  • Obere ọrụ mmepe ngwanrọ
Examples of expenses we support
  • Working space, services, prizes, outreach, and other common costs needed to support edit-a-thons, contests, photowalks, and promotional campaigns.
  • Data costs to support access to online events
  • Project-related travel for organizers
  • Compensation for well-defined roles that do not replace volunteer activities, including (but not limited to) graphic design, training, childcare services, translation, project management, and Wikimedian-in-Residence roles.
Funding travel and equipment
  • No funding for travel scholarships or conference participation. Rapid Funds are project-based resources and only fund travel related to the direct implementation of the project.
  • Equipment purchase is allowed for groups, organizations and affiliates. Equipment-based grants need to clearly demonstrate how the equipment will be shared with other community members. An equipment log or list must be publicly available for community members and included in the application. Examples of equipment funded with Rapid Funds are: laptops, cameras and projector, routers, external drives.
Funding software development
  • Smaller-scale software development projects may be eligible for funding pending review from Community Resources and Technology department staff.
  • Project code must be publicly available and published under a free software license compatible with relevant Wikimedia projects.
  • A documentation plan should be incorporated as a part of the proposed activities.
  • Proposals that depend on multiple or continuous Rapid Funds for long-term maintenance or development goals are generally ineligible.
Funding research
Examples of funded applications

Eligibility requirements

Ego a bụ maka gị ma ọ bụrụ na ị:

  • Are applying for funds between 500 - 5000 USD or its equivalent in another currency at the time of the application. Funds are distributed in your local currency.
  • Are a Wikimedia community member, or part of a group or organisation from the Wikimedia movement.
  • Have a 1-12 months long project in mind. Projects must be for future, planned work.
  • Are an individual who does not have any other open Rapid Funds. Before applying for a new Rapid Fund you will need to submit the report for the open Rapid Fund. In some cases, the Program Officer may request to review the report before applicant is able to submit a new grant request.
    • The total fund amount an individual can access per fiscal year (e.g. July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024) is up to USD 10,000.
  • Are an organisation or group with less than 2 open grants at any given time.
    • The total fund amount an organisation or group can access per fiscal year (e.g. July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024) is up to USD 10,000. You are encouraged to have access to a joint bank account.
  • Have current contribution history and experience on the target Wikimedia project(s) mentioned in your grant application. You also need to have organizing experience or training experience. For example, if you are planning to train newcomers on Wikidata, you must demonstrate editing and training history on Wikidata.
  • Have informed the team members about your grant and involved the community in discussing the proposal.
You are not eligible for funding if:
  • The project you have in mind aims to improve third-party websites.
  • The project includes lobbying activities, as per United States Internal Revenue Service definitions. [1]
  • Works and contributions are not published under ethical, open access agreements.
  • You are from a country that cannot legally receive funding for the described activities and expenses, based on laws on sending and receiving funds in the United States and your country.
  • You are not in compliance with all requirements and in good standing for any current activities funded through the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • You are listed on the United States Department of Treasury Specially Designated Nationals And Blocked Persons List (SDN).
  • You are a Wikimedia Foundation staff member or contractor.
  • You are a General Support Fund grantee partner.
  • Ndị otu Board, ndị isi (kọntaktị e debere na AffCom), ndị isi oche, ndị na-edebanye aha na akaụntụ ụlọ akụ[2], ndị isi nchịkwa, na ndị ọrụ ndị ọzọ na-akwụ ụgwọ ma ọ bụ ndị ọrụ nkwekọrịta nke Wikimedia affiliates/groups/organizations. site na onyinye onyinye Wikimedia Foundation dị ugbu a (Fund Support General, Rapid Fund, Research Fund, Fund Conference, Movement Strategy Implementation Grants) erughị eru maka arịrịọ onyinye onye ọ bụla. Mgbe enweghị nnukwu ndakọrịta n'etiti ọrụ afọ ofufo (karịsịa ndị otu bọọdụ), mmemme otu, na onyinye onye ọ bụla, onye na-ahụ maka mmemme nwere ike wepụrụ ihe dị iche iche na njirisi a.
    • When there is no significant overlap between the volunteer role (especially board members), group activities, and individual grant, the Program Officer may make exceptions to this criterion.
  • You are an individual applying on behalf of different groups or organisations.
  • You do not provide all information and documents needed to receive the funding from Wikimedia Foundation.
Behavioral requirements

We take all applicants through a due diligence process. This means you need to be in ethical good-standing, (e.g. Wikimedia behaviour, social behaviour, financial behaviour, legal behaviour, etc.).

  • Applicant must follow the Universal Code of Conduct and Friendly Space Policies.
  • Applicants should be in good standing in regard to ethical behavior within the community (e.g. social behavior, financial behavior, legal behavior, etc.), as determined through the due diligence process of the grant program.
  • Within the last year, applicants have not been blocked, banned, or otherwise flagged by Wikimedia Foundation staff or another affiliate for violations of Universal Code of Conduct and Friendly Space Policies, or for other types of violations or conduct issues. If such issues have occurred in the past, the applicant is required to demonstrate learning and understanding in regard to the cause for the issue, such that they are ready to serve as a role model for others as a grantee.
  • Within the last year, applicants have not been repeatedly blocked or flagged for the same issue and/or have not been banned on the Wikimedia Projects. If a block/ban is recorded in the applicant's account history, the applicant is required to demonstrate learning and understanding in regard to the cause for the block, such that they are ready to serve as a role model for others as a grantee.
  • Applicants are not eligible for funding if indefinitely blocked on any Wikimedia project, even if the proposed work is independent from that Wikimedia project.
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.

Additional note: We recommend applying for micro-funding programs and other similar opportunities in local communities where they are available, and where you can coordinate and work with other groups in your geography.

Application process

After submission, the application will be processed according to the following steps:

Initial review (7 days)

  • Pre-screening eligibility check by Program Officer
  • Outreach to relevant groups and communities for feedback

Review (28 days)

Decisions and agreement (18 days)

  • Decisions are announced by Program Officer
  • Grant agreement is signed between you and the Wikimedia Foundation
  • Grant payment is made

Project starts

  • Project start date should be after all described steps are completed

Reporting (30 days after the project end date)

Timeline

Cycle 6 (Deadline: 1 Jụn 2024) (2023-2024)

Cycle 6

1 Jụn 2024

Submission deadline

2 Jụn – 27 Jụn 2024

Review

1 Julaị 2024

Decision announced

1 Julaị – 15 Julaị 2024

Grant processing and payment

16 Julaị 2024

Earliest project start date

Cycle 1 (Deadline: 1 Ọgọọst 2024)

Cycle 1

1 Ọgọọst 2024

Submission deadline

2 Ọgọọst – 5 Septemba

Review

13 Septemba 2024

Decision announced

14 Septemba – 27 Septemba

Grant processing and payment

30 Septemba 2024

Earliest project start date

Key campaigns applying in this cycle: Wiki Loves Monuments, WikiVibrance International & Africa Youth Day, She Said - Wiki Loves Women, Wikipedia Asian Month.

Cycle 2 (Deadline: 1 Ọktoba 2024)

Cycle 2

1 Ọktoba 2024

Submission deadline

2 Ọktoba – 8 Novemba

Review

15 Novemba 2024

Decision announced

16 Novemba – 29 Novemba

Grant processing and payment

29 Novemba 2024

Earliest project start date

Key campaigns applying in this cycle: Art+Feminism, Visible Wiki Women, 1Lib1Ref.

Cycle 3 (Deadline: 1 Disemba 2024)

Cycle 3

1 Disemba 2024

Submission deadline

2 Disemba 2024 – 10 Jenụwarị 2025

Review

24 Jenụwarị 2025

Decision announced

25 Jenụwarị – 7 Febụwarị

Grant processing and payment

7 Febụwarị 2025

Earliest project start date

Key campaigns applying in this cycle: Wiki Loves Folklore, African Film & Cinema. Those applying for activities related to Women's Month and International Women's Da (8th March) will need to apply in Cycle 3.

Cycle 4 (Deadline: 15 Febụwarị 2025)

Cycle 4

15 Febụwarị 2025

Submission deadline

16 Febụwarị – 21 Maachị

Review

28 Maachị 2025

Decision announced

28 Maachị – 11 Eprel

Grant processing and payment

11 Eprel 2025

Earliest project start date

Key campaigns applying in this cycle: Celebrate Women, CEE Spring, Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki for Human Rights, Africa Wiki Challenge, 1Lib1Ref.

Cycle 5 (Deadline: 1 Mee 2025)

Cycle 5

1 Mee 2025

Submission deadline

2 Mee – 6 Jụn

Review

13 Jụn 2025

Decision announced

14 Jụn – 27 Jụn

Grant processing and payment

27 Jụn 2025

Earliest project start date

Key campaigns applying in this cycle: WPWP, Wiki Loves Monuments 2025, WikiVibrance International, and Africa Youth Day.

Full timeline for all rounds

Cycle 1 - 1 Ọgọọst 2024 – 30 Septemba 2024
Due Date Activity Duration
1 Ọgọọst 2024 Submission deadline of applications in Cycle 1
8 Ọgọọst 2024
  • Pre-screening eligibility check by Program Officer
  • Reaching out all relevant groups, organizations, communities, and teams for initial feedback by Program Officer
1 week
22 Ọgọọst 2024 2 weeks
5 Septemba 2024
  • Applicant receives and engages with feedback of proposal, making adjustments
2 weeks
13 Septemba 2024
  • Decisions announced
1 week
27 Septemba 2024
  • Grant processing, signing agreement, and making grant payment by Grant Admins
2 weeks
30 Septemba 2024
  • Earliest project start date
1 Ọktoba 2024

Submission deadline for the next cycle

Cycle 2 - 1 Ọktoba 2024 – 29 Novemba 2024
Due Date Activity Duration
1 Ọktoba 2024 Submission deadline of applications for Cycle 2
11 Ọktoba 2024
  • Pre-screening eligibility check by Program Officer
  • Reaching out all relevant groups, organizations, communities, and teams for initial feedback by Program Officer
1 week
25 Ọktoba 2024 2 weeks
8 Novemba 2024
  • Applicant receives and engages with feedback of proposal, making adjustments
2 weeks
15 Novemba 2024
  • Decisions announced
1 week
29 Novemba 2024
  • Grant processing, signing agreement, and making grant payment by Grant Admins
2 weeks
29 Novemba 2024
  • Earliest project start date
1 Disemba 2024 Submission deadline for the next cycle
Cycle 3 - 1 Disemba 2024 – 7 Febụwarị 2025
Due Date Activity Duration
1 Disemba 2024 Submission deadline of applications for Cycle 3
9 Disemba 2024
  • Pre-screening eligibility check by Program Officer
  • Reaching out all relevant groups, organizations, communities, and teams for initial feedback by Program Officer
1 week
23 Disemba 2024 2 weeks
10 Jenụwarị 2025
  • Applicant receives and engages with feedback of proposal, making adjustments
2 weeks
24 Jenụwarị 2025
  • Decisions announced
7 Febụwarị 2025
  • Grant processing, signing agreement, and making grant payment by Grant Admins
2 weeks
7 Febụwarị 2025
  • Earliest project start date
15 Febụwarị 2025 Submission deadline for the next cycle
Cycle 4 - 15 Febụwarị 2025 – 11 Eprel 2025
Due Date Activity Duration
15 Febụwarị 2025 Submission deadline of applications for Cycle 4
21 Febụwarị 2025
  • Pre-screening eligibility check by Program Officer
  • Reaching out all relevant groups, organizations, communities, and teams for initial feedback by Program Officer
1 week
7 Maachị 2025 2 weeks
21 Maachị 2025
  • Applicant receives and engages with feedback of proposal, making adjustments
2 weeks
28 Maachị 2025
  • Decisions announced
1 week
11 Eprel 2025
  • Grant processing, signing agreement, and making grant payment by Grant Admins
2 weeks
11 Eprel 2025
  • Earliest project start date
1 Mee 2025 Submission deadline for the next cycle
Cycle 5 - 1 Mee 2025 – 27 Jụn 2025
Due Date Activity Duration
1 Mee 2025 Submission deadline of applications for Cycle 5
9 Mee 2025
  • Pre-screening eligibility check by Program Officer
  • Reaching out all relevant groups, organizations, communities, and teams for initial feedback by Program Officer
1 week
23 Mee 2025 2 weeks
6 Jụn 2025
  • Applicant receives and engages with feedback of proposal, making adjustments
2 weeks
13 Jụn 2025
  • Decisions announced
1 week
27 Jụn 2025
  • Grant processing, signing agreement, and making grant payment by Grant Admins
2 weeks
27 Jụn 2025
  • Earliest project start date

How to submit report

If your Rapid Fund is approved, you will need to send a report. Send the report within 30 days after you complete the project.

  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 Rapid Fund report and click Edit. Answer the questions in the form. You can write it in any preferred language.
  4. When your report is complete, click Submit to send it for review.
  • You can prepare the report offline. Make a copy of the report form, answer the questions and copy the text to Fluxx.

Resources

Recommendations for developing fund proposals
Other grants

Contact us

Contact the Program Officer in any preferred language:

Region Regional Program Officer Email address
Middle East & North Africa Farida El-Gueretly mena_rapid(_AT_)wikimedia.org
Sub-Saharan Africa Veronica Thamaini ssa_rapid(_AT_)wikimedia.org
South Asia Jacqueline Chen sa_rapid(_AT_)wikimedia.org
East, Southeast Asia, & Pacific Jacqueline Chen eseap_rapid(_AT_)wikimedia.org
Latin America & Caribbean Mercedes Caso lac_rapid(_AT_)wikimedia.org
Olile anyanwu Amerika Chris Schilling na_rapid(_AT_)wikimedia.org
Northern & Western Europe Agnes Bruszik nwe_rapid(_AT_)wikimedia.org
Central & Eastern Europe & Central Asia Chris Schilling ceeca_rapid(_AT_)wikimedia.org

References

  1. https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/lobbying.
  2. Ndị mmadụ nwere ohere ịnweta akaụntụ ụlọ akụ nhazi.