Grants:Project/UNESCO/Wikimedian in Residence at UNESCO 2019-2020/Finances

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proposal people timeline & progress finances midpoint report final report


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.

Expense Approved amount (Euros) Actual funds spent (Euros) Difference
Salary and taxation 31268.58 (for first six months) 31268.58 0
Travel budget and accomodation 5059 (total for 12 months) 2666 2393 underspend
Budget for prizes running on wiki competitions 1000 (total for 12 months) 0 1000 underspend
Total 37327.58 33934.58 3393 underspend

Request changes[edit]

We understand that sometimes plans change. Please use this button to request approval for changes to your grant’s budget while your project is in progress. Any variation of 20% or more to any line item in your budget must be approved by staff here before you make the change (for projects with budgets of $15,000 or more, the accepted variance is 10%).

Budget change request[edit]

We would like to request that the remaining travel budget is converted to extra hours working on the project. We plan to spend the additional hours working refining documentation and disseminating and encouraging translations for the resources.


Travel is probably not possible in most of Europe for the remainder of this grant. There will be no events to go to and in person meetings are not viable.

John Cummings (talk) 13:17, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

Budget change request approved[edit]

Your budget change request is approved. You are welcome to use your travel underspend to refine and socialize your resources.

--Marti (WMF) (talk) 02:49, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

Transfer of Sean McBirnie's 2nd instalment to Navino Evans[edit]

Budget change request[edit]

The amount transferring from Sean McBirnie to Navino Evans is 5500 Euros (5000 grant + 500 travel budget). This effectively cuts Sean McBirnie's grant amount in half. He is fully aware of this change and endorses it.


Sean has had health problems recently so is not sure he will be ready to complete the work in time.

NavinoEvans (talk) 16:15, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

Budget change request approved[edit]

This budget change request to transfer 5500 Euros (5000 grant + 500 travel budget) from Sean McBirnie to Navino Evans is approved. Wishing Sean rest and healing and sending our thanks for your work completed to date.

--Marti (WMF) (talk) 19:53, 12 January 2021 (UTC)