Grants talk:Project/Rapid/Gikü/Wiki Loves Earth 2021 in Moldova

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Comments from WMF[edit]

Hi Gikü, thanks so much for submitting this comprehensive grant request. We are delighted that you are planning to run another WLE campaign in Moldova. I've reviewed your grant request and have only two comments:

  • We now require all grantees to announce their projects and receive the community feedback in advance. Could you please announce this project and grant on the relevant community pages on the target wiki(s)? Community notification may be most appropriate on a village pump, talk page, or mailing list. Please paste a link into the proposal page to where the relevant communities have been notified of this proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.
  • In the proposal you mentioned that the project is organized by Wikimedians of Romania and Moldova User Group members. In such cases we request to credit the grant to the user group and apply for it on the user group's behalf. So, please change the grant type, and add the user group's name and a secondary contact to the probox. I understand that you've applied as an individual to avoid the financial challenges; however, even with the "group" grant type, we might be able to send the funds to your bank account in Moldova.

Thanks again for all your contributions! We look forward to hearing from you. Best, DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 15:54, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

@DSaroyan (WMF): Thank you for the initial review! I have added an announcement to the Romanian village pump at ro:Wikipedia:Cafenea#Caut să obțin undă verde pentru Wiki Loves Earth și Wiki Loves Monuments în Moldova, 2021. Before submitting the grant requests, I had also shared them to the Facebook community "Moldovans on Wikipedia". At the village pump, someone asked to clarify whether the grant is for WMROMD or not. Which is, I believe, what you are suggesting to address as well. After I clarified the bureaucratics within WMROMD, I am OK to change the grant type. Please confirm that in this case the funds can still be wired directly to me (in Moldova), as was the case in the previous installments of WLE. All the best! Gikü (talk) 14:51, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks Gikü! Yes, I confirm that funds will be transferred directly to you. Please note that we'll request the current bank account holder for Wikimedians of Romania and Moldova User Group to co-sign the grant agreement with you. Kindly make the requested changes. All the best, DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 09:14, 18 March 2021 (UTC)


Hi Gikü, thanks for your work on this grant proposal. We are happy to approve it and support your project. Best regards, DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 07:44, 22 March 2021 (UTC)