Supporting Indian Language Wikipedias Program/Support

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Wikimedia Foundation and Google have come up with a project to support Indian language Wikipedia projects and Wikimedians. Google and Wikimedia Foundation will provide infrastructure support such as laptops, internet connection fee, internet dongle etc. Before the program is started a wide needs-assessment survey was conducted.


To provide laptops and internet stipends for existing editors who need support to contribute more actively. 50 basic model Acer Chromebooks and Internet stipends for 100 contributors are available for distribution. Provided resources are the sole property of the beneficiary of the support and should be used for the betterment of the movement.


  • If you are an active Wikimedian, and interested to receive support from this project, please apply below.
  • It will take around 10 minutes of your time, and will ask descriptive questions about your contribution to Indic Wikimedia projects.
  • Please write your username below and click on "Request for support", it'll lead to a new subpage.
  • Please answer all the questions in detail.
  • You can submit the application in the language you are comfortable with. We will appreciate if you can find a fellow contributor to provide the translation in English.
  • Following the successful submission of your application, request your fellow community members to endorse the application. Please note that an application will not be selected based on the number of endorsements. However, it will help us understand your needs and nature of contributions.
  • The applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of Indic Wikimedians and representatives from the participating organizations.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further details on the need for support and ability to contribute in the future.
  • Last date for submitting applications is 25th February 2018, 11:59 IST.

Criteria for resource allocation[edit]

  1. Active Wikimedians who are in need of support will be given priority.
  2. The support is given in the spirit of significantly improving each individual's capacity to contribute more actively to the best of his ability. So, this is not a contest, reward, or an entitlement based on past contributions or the potential to contribute more in future.
  3. To ensure all Indic language communities receive equal and proportionate support, certain laptops and internet stipends will be earmarked. 20% of total laptops and internet stipends will be exclusively earmarked for promoting diversity and bridging the gender gap.
  4. Only residents of India are eligible to receive support due to auditing requirements.


These are the requests received until 19:15 Hrs UTC, Saturday February 17, 2018.

Open requests[edit]

There are 86 open requests until the current hour.

Draft requests[edit]

There are 66 draft requests until the current hour.

Please note that to accept your application as complete and final, you MUST remove the line {{Supporting Indian Language Wikipedias Program/draft}} at the bottom of your application before the last date. This will automatically move your application to the confirmed list.

Requests created by IP addresses[edit]

There are 6 requests created by users not logged in with a registered user ID until the current hour.

Duplicate requests[edit]

There are 3 duplicate requests by the same user until the current hour.

Requests withdrawn by aplicants[edit]

There is 1 request withdrawn by the applicant until the current hour.

Approved requests[edit]

No pages meet these criteria.

Ineligible requests[edit]

No pages meet these criteria.

See also[edit]

General information about Supporting Indian Language Wikipedias Program