Grants:Project/WM HU/Editor retention program/Finances

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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 Actual funds spent Difference
Community and project manager 2,804,298 HUF 1,402,149 HUF 1,402,149 HUF
Occasional contractors (developer, translator, tutorials) 618,182 HUF 223,645 HUF 394,537 HUF
State taxes 2,309,752 HUF 1,078,805 HUF 1,230,947 HUF
Event space 730,578 HUF 479,768 HUF 250,810 HUF
Wikicamp 337,190 HUF 211,409 HUF 125,781 HUF
Total 6,800,000 HUF 3,395,776 HUF 3,404,224 HUF

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Budget change request[edit]

According to the final report, the project used almost exactly half of the funds, therefore the other half of it remained unspent. Wikimedia Hungary would request to reallocate the unspent funds from this project to a follow-up project with the same scope, which is described on the Timeline page.


The budget of the extended project is planned similarly as the original proposal:

  1. Community and project management / project coordination: 600,000 HUF
  2. Contractors (research, software development, tutorials): 1,300,000 HUF
  3. State taxes of the contracts: 1,127,633 HUF
  4. Events (event space + Covid-19 tests): 376,591 HUF

The project would like to solve several long-standing problems, which could not be solved on volunteer base in the last decade. Therefore, it is planned to offer several small, occasional contracts in order to ensure realization of the plans. Other costs are not significant, because material costs are usually not required. We are not sure if we will be able to realize in-person events, but it would probably require to offer free Covid-19 testing.

Note: Wikimedia Hungary plans to co-finance its editor retention program in 2021 and 2022. Beside this fund applied at the WMF (3.4 million HUF), over 4 million HUF is planned in the chapter's budget over this 12 month period for its programmatic activities.

We hope that you will be able to support our request and we can continue working on the program. On behalf of the Board of Wikimedia Hungary, kind regards, Samat (talk) 21:11, 31 May 2021 (UTC)