Grants talk:Project/Wikimedians of CEE/Wikimedia CEE Spring 2018

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Scheduling Project Grant Interview[edit]

Hello Spiritia, Papuass and Strainu, I will be reaching out shortly to set up your project grant interview. Can you please send your email addresses to me at lmiranda (_AT_) wikimedia  · org at your earliest convenience? Thank you! LMiranda (WMF) (talk) 22:45, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

Dedicated to User:Halibutt[edit]

While finishing up this proposal on January 31st, we were hit by the very sad news that Krzysztof Machocki (Halibutt) had passed away. Krzysztof's enthusiasm and energy will be sorely missed in the CEE community and we aim to emulate his dedication to the ideas we all hold dear in the years to come. Therefore this year's edition of CEE Spring is dedicated to his memory. Braveheart (talk) 20:55, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Eligibility confirmed, round 1 2018[edit]

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This Project Grants proposal is under review!

We've confirmed your proposal is eligible for round 1 2018 review. Please feel free to ask questions and make changes to this proposal as discussions continue during the community comments period, through March 12, 2018.

The committee's formal review for round 1 2018 will occur March 13-March 26, 2018. New grants will be announced April 27, 2018. See the schedule for more details.

Questions? Contact us.

--Marti (WMF) (talk) 02:17, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Braveheart, thank you for this lovely dedication. May people at the Wikimedia Foundation have been deeply touched by Halibutt's life and by his contribution to the Wikimedia movement. I am glad that this year's CEE Spring will include a tribute to him. --Marti (WMF) (talk) 02:17, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Aggregated feedback from the committee for Wikimedia CEE Spring 2018[edit]

Scoring rubric Score
(A) Impact potential
  • Does it have the potential to increase gender diversity in Wikimedia projects, either in terms of content, contributors, or both?
  • Does it have the potential for online impact?
  • Can it be sustained, scaled, or adapted elsewhere after the grant ends?
(B) Community engagement
  • Does it have a specific target community and plan to engage it often?
  • Does it have community support?
(C) Ability to execute
  • Can the scope be accomplished in the proposed timeframe?
  • Is the budget realistic/efficient ?
  • Do the participants have the necessary skills/experience?
(D) Measures of success
  • Are there both quantitative and qualitative measures of success?
  • Are they realistic?
  • Can they be measured?
Additional comments from the Committee:
  • The project fit with Wikimedia's strategic priorities. It has a relatively large potential for online impact. I think that the results of these contests will be sustained and will endure.
  • the CEE region began to show concrete results and it is important to continue supporting joint projects.
  • No big innovation, it's the usual formula
  • The approach is iterative. The risks do not appear to be very high. The success can be reliably measured.
  • Success measures are clear, proven in previous years and organizers have great experience
  • The scope can be accomplished in 12 months. The budget is realistic and the participants have necessary skills.
  • the budget is very clear and reasonable. This is an example of what a transparetous budget looks like without a hidden cost, and guess what - there is no fee for the organizers. a true volunteer project  :)
  • The community engagement is limited.
  • I would compare it with Wiki Loves Monuments. In this case there are international prizes but every local team organizes its own local contest. It's a rapid grant.
  • I see no reason not to support this proposal,
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This proposal has been recommended for due diligence review.

The Project Grants Committee has conducted a preliminary assessment of your proposal and recommended it for due diligence review. This means that a majority of the committee reviewers favorably assessed this proposal and have requested further investigation by Wikimedia Foundation staff.

Next steps:

  1. Aggregated committee comments from the committee are posted above. Note that these comments may vary, or even contradict each other, since they reflect the conclusions of multiple individual committee members who independently reviewed this proposal. We recommend that you review all the feedback and post any responses, clarifications or questions on this talk page.
  2. Following due diligence review, a final funding decision will be announced on Thursday, May 27, 2021.

Questions? Contact us at projectgrants (_AT_) wikimedia  · org.

Round 1 2018 decision[edit]

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Congratulations! Your proposal has been selected for a Project Grant.

The committee has recommended this proposal and WMF has approved funding for the full amount of your request, 11,589 USD

Comments regarding this decision:
CEE Spring contributes so much to the Wikimedia movement. The committee is glad to support this international article writing contest again.

New grantees are invited to participate in a Storytelling Workshop on June 5 and a publicly streamed Project Showcase on June 14. You can learn more and sign up to participate here: Telling your story.

Next steps:

  1. You will be contacted to sign a grant agreement and setup a monthly check-in schedule.
  2. Review the information for grantees.
  3. Use the new buttons on your original proposal to create your project pages.
  4. Start work on your project!

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