Grants talk:Project/Rapid/Wiki Loves Monuments 2020 in Malta

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Hello Nevborg, thank you for submitting this Rapid Grant request. We are excited to see that you are planning to organize another Wiki Loves Monuments contest in Malta, having multiple partners and building upon your experience and learnings from the previous contests. I have reviewed your application and have the following request:

  • With consideration to the announcement made by our Executive Director regarding WMF grants programs' response to concerns about COVID-19, we currently do not fund projects with offline (in-person) gatherings and activities. For this reason, I kindly request to modify your activities - exhibition, award ceremony, and edit-a-thons - making them exclusively online or removing them. After updating your activities, please also revise your detailed budget removing or modifying any expenses associated with the offline events. Feel free to add other expenses related to online activities.

Please let us know when you make the requested changes, so that we can move forward with the review process. Best regards, DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 09:49, 14 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hello DSaroyan (WMF), thank you for your message. Following your feedback, we have adjusted the activities and their related costs accordingly. We have eliminated the cost related to the awards ceremony, as this will not be taking place. The in-person exhibition will also not be taking place, however, we have integrated the cost for Printing & framing of top ten entries into the prizes section, as the printed and framed photos are also given to the respective photographers as part of their prize. We should also clarify that all meetups/edit-a-thons will be taking place exclusively online, following a similar model that we have adopted throughout our participation in CEE Spring 2020 over the past few months. I hope this clarifies matters, but please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information. --Nevborg (talk) 15:22, 14 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Hello Nevborg, thank you so much for making the requested changes. Could you please update the probox with the new requested amount? Also, could you please state in the proposal page that no offline activities are planned? Thank you, DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 09:55, 15 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Hello DSaroyan (WMF), I have edited the application to reflect the fact that no offline activities will be taking place. I have also fixed the requested amount in the probox. Thanks, --Nevborg (talk) 14:23, 16 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]


Hello Nevborg, thank you for making the final updates. I'm happy to approve this Rapid Grant request. Best regards, DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 11:24, 20 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]