Hello African Wikimedians,

We are writing to let you know that the time is quickly approaching for the next round of the Wikimedia Foundation’s Project Grants program. On January 21 we will launch the Round 2020/1 open call, with a final proposal deadline of February 20 for all submissions. Importantly, this will be the only open call for Project Grants in the current fiscal year, so we’d love to get your help in making sure that your community is aware of this funding opportunity, and has time to plan a proposal, if desired.

Should you become aware of prospective applicants, you can let them know that:

Every round, we make our best effort to recruit committee members, who volunteer to help review and make funding decisions about grant applications.  Would you also please take a moment to consider whether you can suggest any individuals you think might make a strong contribution in this role? Please consider:

Please let us know! We appreciate your help with these requests.

The full 2020/1 Round schedule is also listed on the Project Grants proposal webpage <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project>, and is also copied here for easy reference. 

Round 1 2020 schedule

You can contact us at projectgrants@wikimedia.org (reaching Marti Johnson, Chris Schilling and Janice Tud) if you would like more information about Project Grants or the upcoming round.

With thanks,

Chris and Marti

Chris Schilling (him/his/they/their)
User:I JethroBT (WMF)
Program Officer, Wikimedia Foundation Grants
Wikimedia Foundation