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Rapid Grants

Thank you for your interest in Rapid Grants! Due to limited staff capacity in May, there will be a delay in reviewing new requests for the next month. You can expect a decision within one month of submitting your application. If you have questions, please email rapidgrants@wikimedia.org.


The Rapid Grants program funds Wikimedia community members – individuals, groups, or organizations contributing to Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia or Commons – to organize projects throughout the year up to US$2,000. Projects can include experiments or standard needs that don't need broad review to get started.


Applications are reviewed on a weekly basis by WMF staff. Rapid grants are meant to be simpler grants that can be reviewed in a short amount of time with limited back-and-forth with the grant applicant. There will be opportunities for revising your proposal, but we hope to make decisions quickly, within two weeks.


Examples of common requests:

  • Food for your monthly community meet-up
  • Expenses for a series of small edit-a-thons
  • Reimbursement of bus tickets for a photo walk
  • Prizes for an online writing contest

Proposals should support the achievement of Wikimedia’s mission. All requests up to US$2,000 will be considered.

Many Wikimedia affiliates offer grants to their local communities. Check out some of their programs here.

Questions? Please email us at rapidgrants@wikimedia.org