Dear friends and Wikimedians,
(apologies for cross-posting!)
The Community Resources team announced in January the intention and process to review its current grants programs (Annual Plan Grants, Simple Annual Plan Grants, Project Grants and Rapid Grants) to ensure we are aligning with the strategic direction of the Wikimedia movement, with a focus on knowledge equity and building a thriving movement.
Now that we have finished our needs review, key stakeholders discussions, community brainstorms, and grantee surveys, we are excited to share with you the draft proposal that has resulted from this work:
We are requesting your feedback on how the proposed grant programs would impact you and how well they align with our movement strategy, which can be provided in the following ways
More information about these options can be found on our feedback page.
After one month when the planned feedback period is over, the Community Resources team will review all community input and make final adjustments to complete the redesign. In April 2021, the Community Resources team will review and incorporate suggested changes and send a final proposal for endorsement and approval by the leadership of the Wikimedia Foundation.
Working with all our communities to update our grants programs is essential to ensuring that they are useful and address real needs for our communities. Thank you for all of the participation that has brought us to this point. We look forward to the continued engagement in this next step and listening to your ideas.
On behalf of the Community Resources team,
Chris Schilling (him//they)
User:I JethroBT (WMF)
Senior Program Officer, Rapid Grants