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Südasiatischer Verband für regionale Zusammenarbeit (SAARC)

Diese Region umfasst die folgenden Länder: Afghanistan; Bangladesch; Bhutan; Indien; Malediven; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka.

Programmbeauftragte

Leitende(r) Programmbeauftragte(r) für SAARC
sa_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org
Ort: Singapur
Zeitzone: GMT +8
Gesprochene Sprache(n): Englisch, Chinesisch

Regional calendar

Please reach out to your Program Officer if you are interested in applying before making any application or if you need flexibility on dates.

General Support Fund - Round 2 (2023-24)

15. Februar 2024 - 14. März 2024

Applicant support and eligibility check

14. März 2024

Submission deadline

15. März - 22. April 2024

Review and translation

22. April - 6. Mai 2024

Review feedback and applicant engagement

23. Mai 2024

Decision announced

6. Juni 2024 - 30. Juni 2024

Agreement and first payment

15. Januar 2025

Midpoint conversation

15. August 2025

Final or first year report due

General Support Fund - Round 1 (2023-24)
General Support (Wikimedia Community Fund)

  • Applicant proposal support starts: 11. August 2023
  • Submission deadline: 8. September 2023
  • Eligibility check: 11. August - 8. September 2023
  • Application translation: 11. September - 15. September 2023
  • Review process starts: 18. September 2023
  • Feedback received: 6. Oktober 2023
  • Engaging with feedback: 6. Oktober - 27. Oktober 2023
  • Decisions announced: 10. November 2023
  • Agreement signed: 1. Dezember 2023
  • First payment sent: 1. Dezember - 19. Dezember 2023
  • Midterm conversation due: 15. Juli 2024
  • Final report due: 31. Januar 2025
  • Yearly report due for multi-year funds: 31. Januar 2025

Contact us

Rapid Fund

If you want to apply or if have any questions about the Rapid Fund, please reach out to the Regional Program Officer at: sa_rapid(_AT_)wikimedia.org

General Support Fund

If you have any questions about the General Support Fund, please reach out to the Regional Program Officer at: sa_fund(_AT_)wikimedia.org

Regionaler Ausschuss

  • आर्या जोशी, August 2021 - Contributor to Marathi Wikimedia projects and works with many not for profit organizations in Maharashtra. A passionate researcher and enthusiastic learner always.
  • Balajijagadesh, August 2021 - Open source enthusiast, active in community engagement activities in Tamil Wiki projects. Contributes to Wikisource and Wikidata.
  • Mahir256, August 2021 - Active Wikidata and Bangla Wikisource contributor, part of the Indic TechCom initiative.
  • Medhavigandhi, August 2021 - Lead Co-organizer at Art+Feminism, active in GLAM space, open GLAM work; leads The Heritage Lab project.
  • Nawaraj Ghimire, August 2021 - Wikimedian contributing to the Wikipedia in Classroom project and outreach activities in Nepal.
  • Tarunno, Oktober 2021 - Wikimedian active in Bangla Wikimedia projects. Open source enthusiast.

Conversation hours

Conversation hours for Round 2 2022-23

Conversation hours are available for questions, comments, and any general support around our funding programs in the region. Please review the table below for information and links to these meetings:

Date Time Language Topic Grantee Partner Type Link to meeting
16. Februar 2023 3:00 – 4:00 UTC Englisch For new applicants – Wikimedia Community and Alliances Fund SA and ESEAP Video call link
16. Februar 2023 13:30 – 14:30 UTC Englisch For new applicants – Wikimedia Community and Alliances Fund SA and ESEAP Video call link
9. März 2023 3:00 – 4:00 UTC Englisch For new applicants – Wikimedia Community and Alliances Fund SA and ESEAP Video call link

Conversation hours for Round 1 September 2022 - November 2022

Conversation hours are available for questions, comments, and any general support around our funding programs in the region. Please review the table below for information and links to these meetings:

Date Time Language Topic Grantee Partner Type Link to meeting
Tuesday, 30. August 2022 14:30PM - 15:30PM UTC Englisch General Support Fund applications SA Video call link
Saturday, 10. September 2022 14:00 to 15:00 UTC Englisch General Support Fund applications SA Video call link
Thursday, 13. Oktober 2022 18:30 - 20:00 IST Englisch Proposal Clinic SA Video call link

Conversation hours for Round 2 March 2022 - April 2022

Conversation hours are available for questions, comments, and any general support around our funding programs in the region. Please review the table below for information and links to these meetings:

Date Time Language Topic Grantee Partner Type Link to meeting
Wednesday, 2. März 2022 14:30PM - 15:30PM UTC Englisch General Support Fund applications SA Video call link
Saturday, 26. März 2022 13:00 to 14:00 UTC Englisch General Support Fund applications SA Video call link
Tuesday, 19. April 2022 18:30 - 20:00 IST Englisch Proposal Clinic SA Video call link

Conversation hours for Round 1 November 2021-December 2021

Conversation hours are available for questions, comments, and any general support around our funding programs in the region. Please review the table below for information and links to these meetings:

Date Time Language Topic Grantee Partner Type Link to meeting
Wednesday, 27. Oktober 2021 12:00PM - 13:00PM UTC Englisch General Support Fund applications SA + ESEA +NWE Google Meet Link [ Add this event to your calendar]
Thursday, 28. Oktober 2021 13:00 - 14:00 UTC Englisch General Support Fund applications SA+NWE Focus Google Meet Link [ Add this event to your calendar]
Saturday, 30. Oktober 2021 03:00 - 04:00 UTC Englisch General Support Fund applications SA+ PACIFIC FOCUS Google Meet Link [ Add this event to your calendar]
Saturday, 13. November 2021 03:00 - 04:00 UTC Englisch Proposal Clinic SA+ ESEAP focus Google Meet Link [ Add this event to your calendar]
Saturday, 13. November 2021 15:00 - 16:00 UTC Englisch Proposal Clinic SA+NWE focus Google Meet Link [ Add this event to your calendar]

Questions from Office hour 27 July 2021

  • For Organizations asking for Staff support, will their salaries/remuneration be considered as income?

Criteria of eligibility, are non-affiliate groups eligible? As discussed, their eligibility consideration is dependent on what the committee feels about them. How aware is the committee of all such groups’?

  • Considering some mentorship programs are being discussed within affiliates, there might be a chapter supporting a user group to organize, plan and run some activities. So who would apply for this grant? The trainer or the trainee?
  • In continuation of the last question, say both apply for grant for specific activities, but one regional committee approves but other refuses. How will the CRS team evaluate such cases?
  • About Alliance funding, will it only be available to nonprofits or for profit organizations as well?

Regarding specific funds allocation for a region, if we are actually going to promote this funding for underrepresented communities, considering there are other major grantees in the region, cushion might not be sufficient.

  • So what if there is an Allied organization asking for funds for the first time and come up with a great plan for engagement in India and ask for an equal or more amount than the existing grantees, would you consider funding the new organization?
  • Are there any plans on training the regional committees? Or How will you ensure that everybody who's on the regional committee, irrespective of the region, is trained on similar standards?
  • All communities stand at different levels regarding the sensitivity towards various aspects of engagement, grants, etc. Are there any plans for sensitization activities?
  • Drafting Grants’ policies- Will the process be inclusive to the community for review?
  • If an affiliate is being supported by other grantees in the region, will this association act as a barrier for the grant the affiliate wishes to apply directly for expansion of the group's activities?
  • About Grant structure, would there be a Global criteria or would there be a regional criteria for evaluation & funding?
  • When we're talking about increasing the funding opportunities for the under-represented communities, Do you have any kind of plans on capacity building? *Like designing a pilot for new Affiliates, identifying some, extending training on handling finances and later they apply for a grant. This will enable them to efficiently apply for & manage future grants. This will be an actual capacity building and increasing the funding to the underrepresented communities. Otherwise like, or is it just an opportunity without any capacity building support.
  • How will Rapid Funds support long term but short budget projects as it is written that it is only meant for short term projects?
  • Will individuals or smaller affiliates have to compete with big players w.r.t. General Support Fund,?
  • How will you ensure legally to make the grant applicants submit the reports and financial receipts?
  • How will you prevent people from disappearing with the money or submit vague/false reports?
  • How will the transparency of the grant projects be ensured?
  • What is the transaction limit by which an individual will not face FCRA wrath from the Government and how will it be ensured to remove the FCRA barrier for smaller affiliates?
  • If an individual/affiliate wants to hire a paid person to execute some project, how will the money be transferred to that person?
  • What will be the exact legal way to save tax when money comes to someone’s account for a project?

Bewerbungen anschauen

Gemeinschaftsfonds von Wikimedia

General Support Fund

Rapid Fund