We are happy to announce that we have completely reviewed all country
applications for Wiki Loves Africa.
I have dropped more details about the amount for each country in the
individual applications on meta.
I would like to thank you all for your applications, which are better
and better every year !!!
The total amount allocated is 10150 dollars (which is stlightly more
than the 10000 dollars allocated by WMF, but we have decided to use a
tiny portion of the "contingency")
11 countries originally made a proposal.
1 proposal was dropped.
In the end, 10 countries are funded.
* 6 of them will receive the amount they asked for
* 3 will receive slightly less than they asked for (sorry... overall
budget did not allowed to fund everyone at the amount they asked for)
* 1 country was allocated only "seed money"
This year, the grant is handled through Ynternet.org
, which is a non
profit located in Switzerland. The two people you might hear from
are Thanasis (who is the ED of Ynternet.org
) and Thibault
(who will be in charge of money transfer amongst other tasks). In the
WLA team, I will be the contact this year for financial and reporting
issues. Finally, Elisabeth will be in charge of collating all
information from you (contacts, bank data, invoices, receipts etc.).
Your primary contact generally shall be Elisabeth but I will ask you to
put in me in copy of any email sent on financial matters.
Please note that Elisabeth will be off next week due to family issues,
so she provably will not answer any email in the coming week.
==The next steps==
Elisabeth will collate all information from you to organize the fund
Please sent Elisabeth (with me in cc) the contact information for your
country leader on WLA project (it may be the president or the treasurer
of the user group, or whoever will be in charge of financial issues on
* Country concerned (please do not expect Elisabeth to guess)
* first name of contact
* last name of contact
* email for your googledoc account (if different from the above email)
* preferred language (French or English)
This information should be sent to Elisabeth (elisabeth.coye ***@***
), cc to me
And yeah ! Let's rock again this year together !!!!